the decade in review | favorite outfits 2019

we’re continuing (and ending) with our final installment of my top outfit picks of the decade.  today, we’re bringing you a yearly retrospective:  the top outfits for women over 50 in 2019.  2019 was a quite the year:  so many highs, and equally many lows.  as some of you might know, this is the year my oldest got married.  it’s also the year mr. style passed away.  this is also the year we brought on junior style and my daughter-in-law Kelly to work at the blog.  

impossible to put this year into meaningful words, really.  so i will leave it at this:  thank you, my readers, for all of your support over this past year.  the outpouring of love continues to sustain me.  we ended 2019 strong, and we have plans to continue to grow in 2020.  so without further ado, here are the top 5 outfits of 2019.  

crewneck, trench coat, and skinny jeans

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears an Everlane grey cashmere crewneck, high rise black cigarette jean, Tory Burch black ballet flats and a double-breasted trench coat

the first outfit up is taken from how to wear timeless classics: crewneck, trenchcoat, and skinny jeans. and it starts with a basic cashmere crewneck in a basic color – gray. this year i am loving Everlane cashmere sweaters.  the price point is great as is the quality. and i like the slim fit that isn’t snug. 

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears an Everlane grey cashmere crewneck, high rise black cigarette jean, Tory Burch black ballet flats and a double-breasted trench coat

denim | sweater | shoes | similar trenchcoat | tote| lip shade frenemy

the sweater is paired with a stretch high rise cigarette jean from Everlane. this straight leg jean features a hidden button fly and smoothing front pockets. it’s also made of an innovative fabric that has stretch yet has an authentic denim look. this is my first time wearing these high rise jeans. the fabric has some give but doesn’t end up looking saggy and baggy by the end of the day. typically, i wear size 8 or 29, but i sized up to a 30 for these jeans.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears an Everlane grey cashmere crewneck, high rise black cigarette jean, Tory Burch black ballet flats and a double-breasted trench coat

mother of the bride or groom dress

destination wedding | mother of the bride

coming in second is are the dresses from the post mother of the bride or groom dress.  our oldest son was married in May. of course, i was on the hunt for the perfect mother of the groom dress. there were three dresses that made the final cut for my mother of the groom dress. the wedding party colors were blues and greens. so i stayed within that color palette.

destination wedding | mother of the bride

nandita green floral dress

another factor that played into my decision making was that the wedding was held outside in a rustic setting. short dresses are perfect for afternoon weddings. a jumpsuit would be a suitable alternative.
 
destination wedding | mother of the groom
 

wide-leg jeans

wide leg jeans, gray turtleneck, red handbag

the third outfit comes from the post wide-leg jeans | what’s on trend for fall.  i’m sharing wide-leg jeans that are on-trend for fall. if you are looking to update your wardrobe in a jiff, look no further than an updated pair of blue jeans.
 
wide leg jeans, gray turtleneck, red handbag
 
 
it’s an easy and inexpensive way to look modern and chic because we all know a great pair of denim will take you anywhere in style. personally, i’m loving wide-leg jeans and the high-waist. it’s a refreshing change from the skinny or straight jean.
 
gray turtleneck, red handbag

cashmere from head-to-toe

coming in fourth today is a recent outfit taken from cashmere from head-to-toe | thanksgiving gift guide.  it’s been all about J.Crew for me this fall and winter.  today, i’m sporting a matching camel cashmere sweater layered with a cashmere sweater-blazer

an easy way to break up this chromatic pairing is with a color pop.  i’ve chosen to do so with this silk scarf from Talbots.   i’ve been loving the silk scarves this year. and if you’re looking for some more ideas, this one from Talbots is one of our best sellers.

cashmere sweater-blazer | cashmere sweater | wide-leg pant | toby flat | scarf | tote bag  

how to wear a yellow raincoat

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a yellow slicker from Talbots, white denim, anchor sweater, polka dot and striped scarf, and striped flats

our last outfit comes from the first of the year: how to wear a yellow raincoat.  the month (and year) started with a bang with a Talbots collaboration how to wear a yellow raincoat. while January is anything but warm this is the month we start to think about spring. if you’re looking for the perfect yellow slicker this might be the one. not only does this raincoat have a hood it’s lined with stripes!
 
beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a yellow slicker from Talbots, white denim, anchor sweater, polka dot and striped scarf, and striped flats
 
 
beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a yellow slicker from Talbots, white denim, anchor sweater, polka dot and striped scarf, and striped flats

in case you missed it

the decade in review | favorite outfits 2015

the decade in review | favorite outfits 2016

the decade in review | favorite outfits 2017

the decade in review | favorite outfits 2o18

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15 Comments

  1. Paula wrote:

    Beth, thank you for all you do to help us. I love your ideas and copy a lot of them. Happy New Year!! Looking forward to reading many more of your blogs in 2020!!

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  2. Natta Tyler wrote:

    Miss your book club segments

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  3. Phyllis Jones wrote:

    Can you recommend a good black graphic tee shirt? Love your style!

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  4. Violet L O'Brien wrote:

    Happy New Year, Beth! God Bless you as you start 2020 with good health, happiness and success. Love to Oscar & Ollie too.

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  5. Joyce Kasper wrote:

    Beth, you always are an inspiration to me. I admire your style, sense of humor and all around good taste. I look forward to reading your posts everyday. Love Oscar, Ollie and of course you❤️ Blessings to you and your family.

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  6. Ali Fraser wrote:

    Happy New Year Beth to you and yours!! May 2020 be filled with health, happiness and exciting life opportunities, travel and new adventures and learning new things. Special pats for Ollie and that beautiful Friday blog sidekick, Oscar. Massive hug from Australia! 💕🐾🙂

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  7. Janet wrote:

    Beth,
    Praying your 2020 is filled with continued success. Thanks for all your posts.

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  8. Janet Hurlbrink wrote:

    Beth fo you think they changed the lipstick from frenemy to backtalk? The link didn’t have the. Okie frenemy.

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  9. Mary Louise Wood wrote:

    Beth, Happy New Year! May 2020 be filled with many blessings. Best wishes for continued success. Your blog is a inspiration. I use your posts frequently to shop my own closet for similar pieces featured or to purchase new items to enhance what I already own. THANK YOU! Mary

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  10. Pam wrote:

    Beth,
    Thank you and your family (including Ollie) for all you do to inspire us and help us feel confident with our style choices. You all are simply fabulous. Wishing you all the very best in 2020 and the new decade.
    Cheers –
    Pam

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  11. Julie Mycock wrote:

    Hi Beth, thank you for your idea’s, help and inspiration in 2019. Hoping you health and happiness for 2020.
    Happy New year to you and your family plus Oscar and Ollie luv from Julie and hubby Graham from England xoxo

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  12. Cindy Woods wrote:

    I just recently “stumbled upon” your blog. You inspire me tremendously with your classic fashion and life offerings. I’m recently divorced at 58 and this Christmas was a rough one. Giving to others was my rescue; as your recent post said, as you bless others, the blessing comes back to you. As we say hello to a new year, here’s to dressing with class, living life fully, and giving to others. Thank you so much for your encouragement!

    Posted 12.31.19 Reply
  13. Suzanne Smith wrote:

    Lots of good looks here. Let’s hope good things come for us all in 2020. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

    Posted 1.1.20 Reply
  14. Chris Illius wrote:

    Happy New Year Beth!
    I’ve been reading you post, EVERY DAY now for 2 years. I love it and I thank you for always being real. Your strength is inspiring! I love many, many, many of your ideas. The posts I love the most and think you look stunning and show elevated sophistication are some of these you posted today from 2019. More basic and uncomplicated, with less “busy-ness” going on. The ones that show a little more form fitting and less bagginess show off your GREAT figure!

    I also have always loved your tablescapes, recipes and would love to see more. I also love your “style icon” comparisons! You mentioned in a recent blog about wanting to update or refresh your home – I would love to see your thoughts and ideas on those too!
    Another thing that I would love to see, is some affordable options to some of the upscale items you show (you showed a beautiful outfit several months ago that included a 90.00+ some dollar tee shirt, that even if my husband wouldn’t mind me spending that, I still wouldn’t :).

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for ALL the posts and work you do. I look forward to them everyday!

    Best wishes to you and your family Beth, for a blessed new year filled with much love, happiness and laughter!
    Chris

    Posted 1.2.20 Reply
  15. lorena wrote:

    You are an inspiration Beth, wishing you a healthy and positive 2020. Hugs.

    Posted 1.3.20 Reply
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