(Video) Refined-Casual Shirt & Pant OOTD: Striped Button-Down Oxford, Slim-Fit Chinos, Blush-Beige Bag & Shoes

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(ABOVE) Whether it’s in the 50s or 80s Fahrenheit, I often reach for chinos and a button-up shirt as a bottom layer.


For YouTube Video & Outfit/Makeup Details Scroll to Bottom of Page

March 13, 2018 / Video Post Notes

NEVER-FAIL CHINO PANTS & A BUTTON-DOWN SHIRT

As I write this, it’s 62 degrees Fahrenheit outside, with a high of 68 expected sometime later today. That means I’m pulling on a nice, thick cotton cable-knit cardigan before I go out the door.

The day I wore the outfit pictured here, it was 85. This just goes to show that the winter weather in Naples can vary quite a lot. Anytime between now until April, we could have temperatures as high as the 80s or as low as the 50s, and sometimes within the same week.

I find separates come in handy (and layers added with sweaters and jackets), because I can mix and match just a few pieces to get me through either hot or chilly days. Those of you who’ve been following my blog know well that among my favorite casual bottom-layer pieces all year long are white jeans, chino pants or khaki pants and a button-up shirt. You’ve seen me wear those a lot! 🙂 . This Ralph Lauren shirt is a 100-percent cotton stretchy knit, so it’s especially easy to move in. I love it alone or peeking out from beneath a thick cardigan or pullover.

My shoes also are new. They’re by Trotters and are available in a variety of colors. Another plus is they come in narrow, medium, and wide widths. I love that, since I have such a hard time finding narrow shoes.

Got to get to the grocery store now.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog!

~ Janis Lyn Johnson


 

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Zuzu Luxe Cosmopolitan Lip Gloss (bubblegum pink/cool shimmer) and Zuzu Luxe Luscious Lip Gloss (coral/soft shimmer).

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MY CLOTHING

TOP: Ralph Lauren; I’m wearing XS (also similar Ralph Lauren herehere) / PANT: Ann Taylor, old (Similar Ann Taylor, Talbots).

MY ACCESSORIES

BAG: Prada Vitelli Daino Tote, cammeo, comes with 2 shoulder straps, not currently available (similar Saks Fifth Avenue; same color Prada Camera Bag Nordstrom or shoulder bag Saks Fifth Avenuealternative Longchamp, Henri Bendel) / BELT: SimilarSHOES: Trotters; narrow, medium, wide widths (more colors available) / LEATHER BRACELET: Bronzo Italia Leather Initial Bracelet.

MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Face Lotion / LIPS-EYE AREA MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Shea Butter (under eyes, top of cheekbone) / FACE MAKEUP: Zuzu Gluten-Free Dual Powder Foundation D-7 and D-24 (applied with BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush; also available here / Gabriel Apricot Powder Blush, applied with EcoTools Cruelty-Free Stippling Brush  / LIPS: Zuzu Luxe Cosmopolitan Lip Gloss and Zuzu Luxe Luscious Lip Gloss.

100% Pure Also Here: 100% Pure Europe100% Pure UK100% Pure Canada

(Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.) 


 

YouTube Video


 

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Ralph Lauren 100% Cotton Stretch Oxford (Also similar Ralph Lauren HereHere)

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Ivory Chino Pant (More Colors Available)

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Pearl Blush Cotton Sateen Pant (More Colors Available)

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Prada Daino Crossbody Mini Bag (Cammeo)

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Prada Leather Camera Bag (Cammeo; More Colors Available)

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itello Daino Tote With Side Zippers (More Colors Available; Also Here)

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Henri Bendel Monagrammable Messenger Bag (On Sale; More Colors Available)

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Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir (More Colors Available)

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Prada Saffiano Satchel (More Colors Available)

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Nude Leather Slingback Flat (Narrow, Medium Wide; More Colors Available)

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Michele Deco Diamond Watch (More Similar Here)


 

My Favorite Shops

NATURAL & ORGANIC MAKEUP

100% Pure

Gabriel / Zuzu Luxe

Hemp Organics/Colorganics

BOOKS, ORGANIC FOODS & MORE

Amazon.com

CLOTHING STORES

Ann Taylor

Banana Republic

Brooks Brothers

J. Crew

Kate Spade

Land’s End

Lilly Pulitzer

L.L. Bean

Ralph Lauren

Talbots

DEPARTMENT STORES (ACCESSORIES, CLOTHING, JEWELRY & HOME DECOR)

Bloomingdale’s

Henri Bendel

Lord & Taylor

Macys

Nordstrom

Neiman Marcus

Saks Fifth Avenue

DISCOUNT DESIGNER ACCESSORIES, CLOTHING, JEWELRY & HOME DECOR

Gilt

Neiman Marcus Last Call

Nordstrom Rack

TJ Max/Marshall’s

The RealReal

Ruelala

Saks Off Fifth

HANDBAGS & LEATHER AGENDAS, CALENDARS, ACCESSORIES

Gigi New York

Kate Spade

HANDBAGS, WALLETS & SHOES

Jack Rogers

Kate Spade

TheRealReal (Authenticated Luxury Consignment)

Shoes.com

6pm.com

Zappos

Zappos Luxury

HEALTHY-LIVING COOKWARE

Ceramcor / Xtrema Cookware

HOME & PATIO DECOR, TABLEWARE, FURNISHINGS

Belle & June

Birch Lane

Horchow

JossandMain.com

Land’s End

L.L. Bean

PBTeen

Terrain

Wayfair.com

HOME ORGANIZATION

QVC

HOME OFFICE ORGANIZATION (AGENDAS, BINDERS, CALENDARS, PLANNERS & MORE)

Filofax

FranklinPlanner

JEWELRY (COSTUME & FINE)

Bauble Bar

Ross-Simons

Satya

TheRealReal (Luxury Consignment)

QVC

WATCHES (DESIGNER)

Michele

Kate Spade


 

By |2018-09-03T10:06:46+00:00March 13th, 2018|Classic Fashion Over 40, What I Wore|16 Comments

About the Author:

Janis Lyn Johnson is a wife and 58-year-old, Texas-born fan of timeless style and healthy living.

16 Comments

  1. Paola March 13, 2018 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Hi Janis,
    I like the way you put your outfit together and the color combinations. I’ve got a question about the shoes as I saw that they offer a two tone which I really like. How comfortable are they? Is the bag sling staying on? I’d appreciate your input.
    Thanks for sharing !
    Warmest, Paola

    • JLJ March 13, 2018 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      Hi, Paola! Thank you! About the shoes: Yes, the back sling definitely stays put. In fact, it’s quite snug and will be happy when it stretches out a bit! They do have a version of this shoe with a buckle, but not in this color, so that’s why I chose this one. I always prefer a buckle, though, because I can adjust it to exactly how I want it to fit. About the comfort, I’d say these are a bit more narrow in the toe bed of the shoe than others I’ve bought in narrow (from this brand and other brands). The day I wore this outfit I wore these shoes with no hose for half a day and quite a bit of walking and they were fine, but I always prefer to wear shoes with hose, because they’re so much more comfortable. Since these are slingbacks I’ll wear half-foot hose, which just covers the toes (I make them by cutting off the heel of an old pair of knee-high stockings). Thank you for visiting my blog and asking your question! ~ Janis

      • Paola March 13, 2018 at 5:45 pm - Reply

        Thank you Janis!

        • JLJ March 15, 2018 at 12:36 pm - Reply

          🙂

  2. Lynne March 13, 2018 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Hey Janis, I love the shoes. I have a narrow foot too and it is so hard to find shoes I like that come in narrow sizes. I also need some arch support.I will check out the Trotter shoes. What is the difference between chino and khaki? I always thought they were the same. Always, I wanted to tell you I noticed you didn’t have any eye make-up on. And you don’t even need it with your pretty teeth and smile. Lucky you!

    • JLJ March 13, 2018 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      Hi, Lynne! From what I understand, both are cotton or cotton-blend pants, but a khaki pant is more casual and a chino pant is a bit more refined looking. That’s what the original meaning was, according to what I have found on line in the past, but I see the names used interchangeably all over the place. Thank you for the very kind comment about my (very tired-looking!) eyes in this post and also for visiting my blog! ~ Janis

  3. Ava-Marie March 13, 2018 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Love your classic look! It’s so simple and easy yet elegant. Where did you get your belt?
    Cheers,
    Ava-Marie

    • JLJ March 15, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Ava-Marie. This belt is an old one that was my mother’s back in the 90s, and she gave to me, so it’s actually a little small for me when worn with lower rise pants like these chinos. It’s best with waist-high skirts/pants. For that reason I just bought a new one. It’s a tiny bit darker in color but it’s great, because it’s adjustable. I bought it in several colors. http://amzn.to/2FYP4j6 ~ Janis

  4. Carol March 13, 2018 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Love your down to earth style and thinking! How do I get put on your email list? If you have to personally do it for me, please sign me up.

    • JLJ March 15, 2018 at 12:27 pm - Reply

      Hi, Carol! Thank you so much and I appreciate you wanting to subscribe. That’s wonderful! Here is the link to my subscription page. Just follow the prompts and you will be subscribed.  http://eepurl.com/bByQcf ~ Janis

  5. Evelina March 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    (Typo on grocery store sentence.)

    • JLJ March 13, 2018 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      Evelina, thank you for the heads up! That’s what happens when I don’t pay attention to my typing or the auto correction! ~ Janis

  6. Gerri Alfino March 14, 2018 at 5:49 am - Reply

    Hi, Janis — Enjoy your blog/videos. I know you are a fan of shea butter, as am I. Wanted to recommend to you New England Shea Butter LLC. Met them at a craft fair in upstate New York and have since been a customer. (I am not otherwise associated with the company.) http://www.nesheabutter.com.
    Also love SW FL and been seeking professional oppty with a view to relocating. Would love to connect.
    In any event, thanks for your work, and look forward to the next post.
    Best regards — Gerri

    • JLJ March 15, 2018 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      Thank you for letting me know about the shea butter, Gerri! ~ Janis

  7. Bernadine March 14, 2018 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Hi Janis
    Thank you for always making a simply outfit look super classic & stylish.
    I really liked the slim fit as a makes one look slender & matches the pants perfectly.
    Your day make up taught me something today, not to over do on a casual outing.
    Less is always more & and you looked stunning as usual.
    Loved the stylish comfortable looking shoes. perfect colour also your gorgeous bag as well.
    Your hair looking very healthy & shiny ?
    Thank you for all awesome videos .greatly appreciated always.

    KInd regards

    Bernadine

    • JLJ March 15, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      Bernadine, I so appreciate your thoughtful comment. Thank you for taking the time to watch my videos and come to my blog to look around and comment. Hugs ~ Janis

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