A winter storm left us with a few inches of snow today, so it allows for an opportunity to share a cold-weather look. Thin layers enable warmth without adding bulk.
I’m wearing a gray turtleneck, vest, coat, leggings, gloves, sunglasses, and my favorite fedora. The combat boots are at least three years old, as are most of the other items. Shopping links are for similar items and may allow me to earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.
I have focused on simplicity for the past few years while wearing the same high-quality basics on repeat and avoiding fads. My purchases have centered around a core of neutral colors and classic pieces while creating interest and individuality using accessories and layering. I avoid heavy makeup, overly done hairstyles, and too many accessories. Those elements combined with colorful print clothing would feel disjointed from a classic casual style. But, that’s the beauty of finding a style aesthetic that resonates with you. Style is communication without words.
Some of my looks from ten years ago would no longer feel comfortable or stylish. However, well-made classic items can be adapted to reflect any style personality. In addition, basics are exceptionally suited to a more casual retired lifestyle. At sixty-five, I am well aware that my face and body are much different than when I started blogging over a decade ago. As a result, I have adjusted the proportions of my clothing to accommodate wearing low-heeled shoes with more relaxed casual attire.
I take style inspiration from my Instagram feed which reflects carefully chosen accounts from various people who inspire me on many levels. Below, I share some favorites that lead me to style my classic wardrobe to remain current. Rather than copy their looks, I view these accounts to hone my style aesthetic since what we see regularly influences us. Styles change, and so do I.
Allison Bornstein is the celebrity stylist behind many A-list stars’ most famous looks. Allison’s YouTube channel here is a delightful basket full of ideas, tips, and inspiration.
Felicia Akerstrom has a timeless appeal using neutral colors and classic pieces. I enjoy the simplicity of her looks.
I appreciate how Anna uses unfussy, classic basics to look timeless, approachable, well-dressed, and appropriate for every occasion.