We’re excited to visit again with Dallas and Nashville-based Cathy Williamson (59) from the Middle Page, who was first featured on YLF in September 2015. Cathy is a polished casual dresser who enjoys mixing Modern Classic items with on-trend pieces to keep her outfits looking modern and fresh. She loves to wear jackets, is very much enjoying animal print in all shapes and forms, and makes great use of her lovely collection of statement belts.
“I think my style has stayed the same. I have settled into what is my style, which is classic with a twist. I know what looks good on my body and choose to wear those pieces. Wearing classics are always in style but adding a little twist gives it some fun.”
Cathy likes to wear lightweight toppers in Summer to protect her skin from the sun, and this chambray bomber is a wonderful option when you are tired of regular denim jackets. The soft fabric drapes beautifully, and the mid blue looks fab with the crisp white. Our blogger created a column of colour by pairing cropped white straight leg jeans with a charming eyelet blouse with lace trim. Adding a dark brown logo belt breaks up the long lean line a little bit but the look is still plenty elongating. Flat cognac slides with oversized jewel buckle, and a cognac envelope bag that can be converted into a belt bag introduce a second shade of brown into the mix. Arm candy and a dainty necklace are the accessories of choice.
Cathy is loving animal print, and is very happy that we’ll be seeing a lot of it this Fall and Winter. Here she’s wearing an elegant silk leopard print midi skirt with pleasingly high swish factor. She’s casualized it with a white V-neck tee. Tucking the tee lengthens the leg line, while the wide V shows a peek of a pretty black bra for an alluring touch. A wide black belt with large gold buckle accentuates her slim waist. Sparkly thong sandals pick up the belt’s gold hardware. Cathy’s gold-toned watch, arm candy, and pendant necklace also work well with the warm browns of the skirt. Aviator sunnies and peach pastel lippy are the finishing touches.
Our blogger’s nude tall boots immediately caught my eye. These suede darlings add tons of pizzazz to this polished casual look. Cathy is sporting a Smashing Pumpkins graphic tee tucked into skinny jeans. Adding a third piece like this blue herringbone blazer dresses up the tee. Cathy runs cold and this heavier knit topper also keeps her warm and cosy on chilly Spring days. The high-contrast tall boots fit like a glove which creates a streamlined effect. The nude also picks up the soft colours in the tee. So does the snakeskin belt. Mirrored sunnies, a black satchel with white stitching, and Cathy’s trademark arm candy and eye-catching red locks finish off the look.
A Sporty Luxe outfit that dresses down a slipdress by pairing it with an oversized sweater. This is an on-trend, texture-rich look that many will consider Just Flattering Enough, and looks marvelous on Cathy. Using the dress as a skirt increases its wardrobe versatility. The way the blue-grey crushed velvet catches the light creates the illusion of movement. Popping over a long loose-knit sweater with orange and grey horizontal stripes gives the outfit a nonchalant feel. Cathy’s red hair makes the orange stripe on the sweater stand out even more. And note how the tiny accents on her white sneakers perfectly match the outfit’s colours. Cathy finishes things of with a soft clutch in dove grey that also matches her sweater.
When Pantone picked Living Coral as Colour of 2019, Cathy was a happy camper. She loves the lively colour and found this statement bird print blouse to incorporate it in her wardrobe. Here, Cathy has tucked the blouse into on-trend high-waisted flares belted with her beloved logo belt. White pointy-toe booties peek out from under the jeans and create the perfect pants length. A hip-length suede moto jacket creates great proportions, and makes our 5’6″ blogger’s legs look even longer. The cool-toned grey suede and warm coral-red blouse are a great combo. Cathy’s trusted sunnies and a black diamond quilted bucket bag complete the look.
Now this is a dress that doesn’t need any bells and whistles to steal the show! The exuberant floral print on this pink pleated fit-and-flare frock makes quite the statement. The bright red and green striped accents on the shirt collar, sleeves and bottom trim make it even more unique, and add a very dressy sporty accent. Silver metallic slides with block heel, kiltie fringe and gold hardware dress up the look even further. Finally, Cathy goes in for a spot of pattern mixing with a brown and beige python-print baguette bag that doesn’t match the dress’s colours but goes well with our blogger’s hair colour.
Let us know what you think of Cathy’s wonderful polished casual style, and be sure to check out her blog to browse the rest of her marvelous outfits.