October 31st, 2019
Vogue Paris

Keeping Classics Chic

Yesterday’s post on classics got me thinking about how to wear them, especially at my age, without looking mumsy. The Irié sweater above could have been styled with jeans for a great weekend look, but tucked into this skirt is a modern take. A fisherman-knit sweater with a satin midi skirt, a trim cardigan in lieu of a top under a blazer, tailored pants in black leather — you get the idea. To be continued.

 October Vogue Paris Photography by Christian MacDonald Styling by Géraldine Saglio


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Viviane wool turtleneck sweater


Floral stretch-lace tights


Slanted-cuff leather knee-high boots


Wool-twill coat


Textured-knit tights


Oversized hooded cable-knit wool and mohair-blend cardigan


Cavalier wool blazer


Aiden sleeveless cashmere top


Hawes T-bar cutout leather pumps


Oversized cashmere knit top


Wool-blend turtleneck vest


Piped knee-high leather boots

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  • I love when you do posts like this. They are so helpful. You are spot on! Keep ‘em coming. Thank you!

    LFROctober 31st, 2019  1:43 PM

  • Love the styling posts.

    JeanneOctober 31st, 2019  4:11 PM

  • Preston, I absolutely adore your blog and all of your posts. I have many similar thoughts on fashion/style/the industry but no one in my personal life can relate. Keep It Chic is inspiring me to start my own creative outlet! I’m starting to jot down my thoughts – I will keep you posted. x

    MichelleOctober 31st, 2019  7:12 PM

  • I have been thinking about this a lot lately – how to wear my beloved classics without looking old fashioned. Great (and relevant) post, look forward to more of your thoughts on this 🙂

    NicoleNovember 1st, 2019  6:19 AM

  • Is there a link or source for the beautiful sweater pictured? I love the colors…

    carolNovember 1st, 2019  7:05 AM

  • Very timely post for me! In recent years I have been forced to acknowledge that my physical form is more “mumsy” than my wardrobe though, lol. I am making a concerted effort this fall to find clothing that compliments my form without screaming “older woman”. Its challenging, but fun! I’m committed to it, at any rate.

    AprilNovember 1st, 2019  9:36 AM

  • Nailed it. Fine line between frumpy and edgy when incorporating classics. You’ve given us some good inspiration here!

    LizaNovember 1st, 2019  10:49 AM

  • casual chic styling ideas YES more please for this “mumsy” who lives in the burbs. I may dust off my handmade wool rose colored fair isle sweater from Scotland in the 80s ….. is that ok Preston or will I look silly and what to wear with it? I clearly need guidance LOL.

    VIVINovember 4th, 2019  5:09 PM


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