Blazer/Jacket 3 (With a Skirt/Dress)

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blazers for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

 Blazer/Jacket for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: with a skirt or dress

Quote of the day:”Get out of a rut. You have to keep updating your look. If you’re still wearing big, boxy blazers, you’re aging yourself. Try a shrunken, cropped version.” Project Runway’s Tim Gunn 

One of the most important aspects of getting that perfect blazer is fit.  The shoulders of the jacket should end right where your shoulders taper down.  This is probably the most important factor along with the fact it should have some darting to make it have shape.  Gone are the boxy jackets (they may come back in style but do you really want to look like a box?).  A great length for all would be for it to hit at your hipbone.  Put away the longer blazers of the past decades unless you are wearing it as a coat, because the length cuts off your legs and make you look out of proportion (all upper body, no lower body).  The wonderful addition of spandex in some jackets nowadays can help with the common complaint of constriction when moving your arms.

Check out Styling Discussion 1 (here) & Styling Discussion 2 (here) for different ideas with these same blazers.

Blazers for the 50's, 60's & 70's Blazers for the 50's, 60's & 70's

50’s Blazer/Jacket:  A dark brown blazer is perfect for women with a light complexion.  The brown is not as harsh against the skin as black yet still looks very conservative.  Since I didn’t want to be too conservative, I added my leopard skirt and a pop of color in my necklace!

Blazer: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Skirt: (similar here)~~Blouse: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)

Blazers for the 50's, 60's & 70's Blazers for the 50's, 60's & 70's

60’s Blazer/Jacket:  Here’s a great way to wear that short sleeved dress when the temperature cools down.  Since the blazer is multi-colored, it also adds some life to an otherwise neutral ensemble.

Blazer: Coldwater Creek (similar here)~~Dress: H & M (similar here)~~Shoes: Fioni (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)

Blazers for the 50's, 60's & 70's Blazers for the 50's, 60's & 70's

70’s Blazer/Jacket: This collection of pieces is so perfect for many outings like a trip to the theater, church or even a nice restaurant.  Many of you will think it’s too dressy, but I belong to the theory that we’ve gotten a little too casual in our dress these days.  Why not look nice?

Blazer: Saville (similar here)~~Skirt: Lennie (similar here)~~Tshirt: Casual Corner (similar here)~~Shoes: Selby (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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  • Kathleen McDermott

    All 3 outfits tres chic!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      🙂

  • Dr. S. Kawasaki

    This is a great set of posts; it really points up how different the same blazer can look when paired with different pieces. In fact, it inspired me to buy a cute little tailored blazer that I found on sale today 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s sooo nice….I love to be an inspiration!! Where’d you get it?

      • Dr. S. Kawasaki

        haha…you may not want to know. It’s a store called Alco that’s going out of business–not exactly a fashion mecca–but I found a cute little casual denim jacket that was on clearance for 9 bucks.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I’ve been to Alco in Buena Vista!! That jacket is perfect! It doesn’t matter where you shop, as long as the pieces fit and look good!!! Nice job!

          • Dr. S. Kawasaki

            How funny–that’s where I got it, in Buena Vista! And like you mentioned in your intro, it has a little bit of Spandex in it, so it’s very easy to move in.

  • Pam miller

    Jody, I really like your mom’s look today. Your two models are just perfect for your blog, as are you. I agree, It doesn’t hurt people to dress up a little bit once in a while. Puts us on better behavior. A thought for teenagers these days. Pam

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really appreciate your feedback…thanks for supporting my endeavor!!!

      • Pam miller

        Jodie, I know you spell your name with an ie. I was using speech to text on my iPad and it got it wrong. Then I couldn’t get back to make corrections. Ipads don’t have all the features of a regular word processing program. Pam