what fun to go back to the origins of the blog that mr. style, and i created with only a camera and the streets of san francisco. some of the early photos are a bit blurry (we had no idea what we were doing). you’ll see my hairstyle change through the years (i’ve had several fab hair stylists along the way). i’ll always love a bold shade of lipstick in pink or red. and since the blog started almost five years ago, i’m certain there are even more wrinkles scattered on my face. but i’ve always thought i earned each and every one. and i have no idea why so many of us think looking younger is better than looking our age. aging is a privilege. each and every day is a gift. i couldn’t be prouder or more comfortable to be sixty-one. so why would i want to look like i’m forty? of course, i’m very interested in aging with strength, and grace, and beauty, and we all know style has no expiration date. so i’m looking forward to what the next decade has in store, and i hope you are too.
but before we march straight ahead into 2020, we thought we’d look back at some of your favorite outfits year by year. if you’ve followed the blog for any length of time, you know i love classic style that’s known for its timeless, ageless mentality. the next few days, you’ll see key wardrobe staples on fashion repeat. that’s the beauty of classic style – it has staying power no matter what decade.
what are some of my favorite classic items? well, y’all know i love a good blazer, leopard print and stripes always have a place in my closet. cashmere sweaters. graphic tees. pearls and more pearls. silk scarves worn as belts or tied around my neck. leather and faux leather jackets and pants. paisley pants. pencil skirts. and let’s not forget metallic shoes that act as neutrals.
so we’re kicking off 2015 with a popular post called travel tales. this outfit formula easily translates into airport style with its laid back casual chic. the leopard sneakers and faux leather leggings keep this outfit on-trend without being over the top.
there’s nothing that brightens your mood more than a pop of color. and this outfit has color in spades. footwear can be tricky when your ootd is bright and brighter. that’s when a pair of nude pumps or wedges come in handy. the original post was called prep palette.
can you ever have too many stripes? never! which is why i wear stripe sweaters, stripe tee’s, stripe coats, and stripe shoes on repeat. but i love to mix leopard with stripes. it’s a classic combo that never gets old. the original post sporty stripes was published in 2015, but i’d wear this outfit in 2020 and beyond.
paisley pants are a wardrobe staple for me. they’re a fun way to punch up a simple outfit. typically, the pants are the star of the show, but don’t be afraid to add a pop of color. add a pair of metallic sandals and straw handbag, and this ootd is ready to par-ty. if a paisley print isn’t available, this style formula will still work. just look for a patterned pant, add a simple sweater and jacket. voila! instant outfit. customize the look for summer or winter. don’t forget to read the paisley post.
this is one of mr. style’s favorite outfits. what’s better than a leather jacket, white shirt, and blue jeans? each item is a wardrobe staple, so it couldn’t be easier to put this outfit together. add a pair of suede boots and a colorful scarf for a little pizazz. the post was titled leather confidential.
wow! 2015 looked good even with blurry photos. honestly, it was hard to choose which outfits to share with you. but we whittled it down to five. stay tuned to tomorrow’s post when we’ll take a peek at 2016. wishing you a merry christmas eve.
here’s more inspiration from 2015: