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.
similar faux leather leggings | similar cashmere crewneck | similar waterfall cardigan | similar leopard sneakers
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.
similar skirt | similar shirt | similar blazer | similar shoes | similar belt
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.
similar stripe sweater | chinos | similar leopard shoes | similar leopard belt | similar stripe coat
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.
similar pants | similar sweater | similar jacket | similar shoes | similar handbag
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.
similar shirt | similar blue jeans | similar leather jacket | similar suede booties | similar scarf
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:
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Beth you look fabulous!! You have given me so much sound advice for living and looking well as I age (64). I look forward to each and every post. I have to say I like your hair with the flip to the side, as well. All the best to you Beth in the coming year and I thank you for all the work you do on our behalf!
Merry Christmas! I hope you find some peace and joy this holiday season. I enjoyed this post.
Merry Christmas! You always do look classically stylish!
Beth, thanks for all the work you do for us. You always look so elegant. 2019 has not been very good to you and I( stroke in August), but strong women keep going and you have certainly showed us how strong you are through Mr. Style’s sickness and death. I pray that God comforts you and your family. Many have lost loved ones this year. Just yesterday in our small community, a high school senior lost his life in an auto accident where the guard rail went through the vehicle. I sometimes wonder why, but I know our God is in control. He helps us through all our ups and downs in life! Cherish your memories!
Merry Christmas! Thinking of you this first Christmas without your Mr. Style.
Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us with your style and grace.
Beth & Kelly & all your Son’s Have a Merry Christmas! 🎄❤🎄I love Everything you do for us.. love your Style. God Bless..
Merry Christmas, Beth.
Always enjoy your posts and outfits.
May God bless you this year.
Merry Christmas to you & your family. May peace, love & memories surround you on Christmas & into 2020.
What a fun post! Your daily inspiration is a gift to all of us that are lucky enough to follow you. Many thanks.
Wishing you and your wonderful family all the best this holiday season and in the fabulous decade to come.
Sure love all that you post. May God help you during this fun season,but also hard since you lost your best friend. Love and kisses.
Hello Beth. It’s a very good idea to review some of the looks from the 10 past years. Your style is gorgeous, and so you are. I wish you a very good and beautiful 10 new years, filled with love and nice moments. Best wishes from France 🇫🇷 Xo Xo.
thanks for the look back! interesting to see which outfits still resonate today.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, your family, and the other readers of this wonderful blog
Thinking of how brave a face you have put on for this xmas with out your beloved Mr. Style. As he was a major part of your life, you shared wonderful memories with him and your children over those years. It is heart breaking for you all to be without him, he was your rock. I feel deeply for you as I know what it is like to be lonely at these festive times of the year. Thinking of you and how brave you are.
Always fun to take a walk down memory lane, and these all hold up beautifully. I’m sure Mr Style is happy to see you thinking fondly of times together, and he’ll always be right there in your hearts and ours, too. XO
I am so glad I found your website in the past year or so. You are so inspiring and definitely aging with grace. I am 52 and thoroughly agree that society puts way too much pressure on women to be something they are not. Looking our age is a wonderful thing!
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