(Video) Classic Fashion Over 40/50: Black and White With Coral–Ann Taylor Cropped Jacquard Pants and Sheer Top With a Kate Spade Quilted Nylon Bag, and Talbots Slingback Flats



(ABOVE) I like mixing soft, feminine pieces like this Ann Taylor blouse, with more masculine ones like these Ann Taylor jacquard pants.

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TOP: Ann Taylor, Past Season (Alternative J. Crew) / PANTS: Ann Taylor /  BELT: Old (Similar)  / BAG: Kate Spade (Similar Kate Spade HereHere) / SHOES: Talbots, Spring 2016 (Alternatives 6pm.com) / WATCH: Michele (Similar Luxe, Amazon) / BLACK LEATHER BRACELET: Honora (Similar Saks Off Fifth; Alternative QVC) / CUFF: Judith Ripka JR Two, Old (Alternative Judith Ripka, Pre-Loved, The RealReal)

MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel, Vibrant Pink / LIPS/EYE AREA: Nourish Organic, Shea Butter / LIPS: 100 Percent Pure, Fruit Pigmented Creme Stick, Perfect Naked Mauve / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)

Friday, August 26, 2016 / Video Post Notes

Taking the Edge off Masculine Trousers by Pairing Them With a Softer Blouse and Bag

It’s amazing how just one item of clothing can completely shift the look of an outfit. Earlier this week I featured a post in which I wore a white polo shirt to make a refined knife-pleat skirt, structured bag, and patent-leather shoes look more sporty.

Here, I chose a filmy blouse and quilted, nylon bag to soften more structured Ann Taylor jacquard trousers. For one last girly flourish, I added bright coral slingback flats.

This outfit worked well in the summer heat and humidity, but it will also be a great transition look come September, when the calendar says it’s fall but the thermometer doesn’t!

~Janis Lyn Johnson

P.S. See another one of my outfits with these pants here.













(ABOVE) On my lips: Nourish Organic Shea Butter first, then !00 Percent Pure Creme Stick–in the color Perfect Naked Mauve–on top.


(BELOW) Get a look similar to the one I’m wearing–click on the photographs. On a smart phone? Click side arrow to see all items. (More color choices than shown are available.)

By |2017-06-10T11:29:57-04:00August 26th, 2016|Classic Fashion Over 40, What I Wore|10 Comments

About the Author:

Janis Lyn Johnson is a happily married SW Floridian and Texas-born (1960) fan of timeless style and healthy living.


  1. Missy August 26, 2016 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    I love this look as it gives options when wearing the print trousers. The blouse does soften the look and it will be great as a transition look. Really look forward to each of your videos.

  2. Mazzie August 27, 2016 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Love the pop of color on the shoes. Great outdit

    • JLJ September 21, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Mazzie! Hope you’re having a great week! ~Janis

  3. Laura Whitehurst August 27, 2016 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    You look wonderful; I have been eyeing some similar pants. Love your choice of accessories as well. Thanks so much for adding me to your subscription list! Went back thru some older posts and saw how much you enjoyed the film Coming Home..watched it & it was great! Just saw that a sequel was made called Nancherrow and hope to be able to watch it soon. Also ordered the book on the Perfect Diet, which just arrived. You do a wonderful job.Big thank you! Enjoy your weekend! Laura

  4. Catia September 3, 2016 at 8:40 am - Reply

    A very classy and polished look!

    • JLJ September 21, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Catia!!! ~Janis

  5. R September 3, 2016 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Very classic. I love this.

    • JLJ September 21, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you, R! I appreciate you taking the time to comment here! ~Janis

  6. Monica September 3, 2016 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Please add me ty

    • JLJ September 3, 2016 at 2:15 pm - Reply

      Hi, Monica! Thank you for visiting my blog. If you’d like to be added to my subscription list, either click this link: http://eepurl.com/bByQcf
      Or, let me know if you’d like me to do it for you. Have a beautiful day! ~Janis

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