Four grown kids, five delightful grandchildren, constant, long-time partner. A retired academic, I've recently moved with my husband from a waterfront home on a very small (Canadian) West Coast island to a condo in the city (Vancouver). Keen to discover what new priorities emerge, what interests persist in this urban life after 60!
What? It Works! Yes, it's a repetition, or rather a variation on a theme. I think this could really work for me in retirement. I'm loving these new Levis, the revised 501s, these ones in a faded wash called Rolling Fog. A softer look, and a bit slimmer as well, than my finally-fading-just-a-bit Denham jeans.
These are super comfy, especially with a T (a bit of metallic flare, thank you J Crew), but I think the blazer (Smythe, 5-years old) polishes the look, as will a well chosen shoe. I could even imagine wearing a heel with these, and they'd look even sharper with a pointed toe (was that almost a pun?).
Do you pair jeans and blazers often? Or have another "uniform" that suits your lifestyle perfectly and still adds a bit of polish? I've actually been debating whether or not to include these pieces in my week-in-Paris wardrobe capsule, but I'm not so sure about the jeans. It's between these and a white pair (don't worry; I'm also bringing a pair of dark skinnies). These are obviously a bit more practical and I'm confident enough about what's on the Paris streets to know they'd fit in fine in most places. But they are definitely more casual. Feel free to weigh in. . . .