Do you wear prints? I have never enjoyed wearing a print on my body, but I do love to add that something extra with a print scarf tied to my bag or draped around my neck. The classic prints can work with anything in your wardrobe, and they always look elegant. Classic prints include chains, equestrian and nautical as well as dots, stripes, geometrics, and the Greek key. Floral prints can be tricky to wear repeatedly because they tend to be so memorable. There is also the tone on tone print which is technically a print but all the same color using different textures. The pants I am wearing in these photos are black tone on tone in a reptile print.
The top is by Covered Perfectly here. I tucked it in and then pulled it out a bit for softer draping because I didn’t like the look of it being longer than this long jacket. The jacket was from White House|Black Market a couple of years ago. The necklace is from French Kande here. (I am an affiliate for both Covered Perfectly and French Kande. If you purchase from the links, I will earn a small commission.) The pants are by Eric via Stein Mart a couple of years ago. The shoes are also old by Franco Sarto. The bag was from Express a few years ago. I will have some exciting new spring items to show you from My Fair Lady soon. Stay tuned!
I will wear something for a couple of years and then all of a sudden I put it on, and it no longer feels right for me. Such is the case with these pants. They are now in the to be donated box. (The jacket may be next. I like it better with white than black.) Having my picture taken so often allows me the ability to assess what is working for me and what is decidedly no longer appropriate for me. This practice is not being overly critical, just realistic. These pants fit in the waist and hips but look too tight in the legs now that I am wearing mostly flats during the daytime.
Another reality is that my body is changing as I age. Weight shifts and the body changes, so I am careful to tweak my wardrobe along with these changes. My hair was starting to thin a lot on top, so I got it cut shorter and started taking B12 vitamin supplements. Long thinning hair is never a good look. The texture and shape of my face is also changing, so I stopped wearing foundation. Instead of enhancing my features, foundation settled into the creases and lines and brought attention to them.
When I cut my hair shorter, a few people wrote to say that I looked younger with longer hair. The truth is, I don’t aspire to appear younger. Looking my best at whatever age I am is a much more realistic goal for me. I am celebrating living past the age of sixty. This is the very best time of my life!
Below are some examples of the classic prints I mentioned above. As soon as the weather breaks, I will do a wardrobe recap from my latest vacation. Today we have snow! Without good natural lighting, taking photographs is a futile effort.
This scarf above found here is in a geometric print.
The scarf above found here is an example of a floral print.
This scarf found here, shows an example of an equestrian print.
The scarf above shows an example of chains combined with animal print which is also becoming a classic. Find this scarf here.
A classic print that I failed to mention is paisley. You can find the scarf above here.
The goldtone border shown on this emboridered bag is the Greek Key pattern. The bag is here.
This lace trimmed jacket is another example of tone on tone. You can find it here.