Borrowing from the Boys for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Using one of their Accessories
Quote of the day: “Fashion in the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” Mike Tucker
In the second category for the borrow from the boys series, I figured that men had some accessories also. Maybe not as many as us women, but enough to give us some variety! And we’re continuing the collaboration with Sheela, & Eve. Make sure to check out their respective blogs to see all the details and fun!
For this category for the 3 of us, I grabbed one of Rob’s pocket squares, a belt that used to belong to my dad which Rob now owns, and Rob’s fedora hat.
Here is a picture of my husband, Rob, since he allowed the three of us to raid his closet!
We started this series by “stealing” a couple of Rob’s shirts to wear in the post, here!
Now let’s see how everyone wore their men’s accessories:
Eve from The World According to Eve: So Eve wore a tie as a hairband. My husband reports they used to do this on recess at his Catholic elementary school!! Who would’ve thought?
Sheela from Sheela Writes: I love that Sheela is wearing a man’s tie around her neck. The booties even have that spectator feel to them, yet in no way does she look masculine!
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I let mom and Nancy pick out which accessory they wanted to style first. But I was secretly glad to wear the pocket square as a neck scarf, since I’ve worn this one already a couple of times this way!
I love the yellows & oranges in this pocket square, but I didn’t want to match it too much. So instead I reached for a burgundy sweater, so the scarf would stand out more.
I also wore my new pink cape from Jacket Society as my coat for the evening. It was the last one in her stash, and I love the drape on it!
I have found myself wearing these small neck scarves more and more lately. One rationale is they can cover up a multitude of sins, and they don’t get in the way like a longer scarf can.
I even wore my tweed shoes with the orange tips! I used to wear these for work quite a bit back in the day.
Jeans: LOFT (here)~~Cape: Jacket Society (similar here made as a dress or here as a cape)~~Sweater: JOA (similar here as a cowl neck)~~Shoes: Isabel Toledo for Payless (similar here in all brown)~~Pocket Square: (similar here in an interesting print)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy chose the belt from this collection, since it used to be my dad’s (her husband), before he passed away. Instead of getting rid of it, she kindly passed it on to my husband many years ago.
Of course, I didn’t realize we had in on upside down until I was inspecting the pictures on the computer. The buckle is from the US Mint, where my dad worked for over 15 years.
We accessorized with some simple hoop earrings.
Nancy doesn’t usually wear belts much, and since it’s pretty wide and heavy, I thought to style it over a heavier piece. That’s why I grabbed the fur vest! We also let it hang down in front, instead of being tight around her waist.
Leggings: Coldwater Creek (similar here)~~Vest: (similar here)~~Top: St. John’s Bay (similar here with a funny message)~~Boots: Kelly & Katie (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here in hammered copper)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom chose this hat from Rob’s collection to wear for her outfit! Even though this is Rob’s hat, I probably wear it more than he does, so I was glad mom picked it to showcase, since you’ve seen it on me already!
My mom isn’t one to wear a hat much because she comments that it squishes her hair down. Of course, I tell her that you just plan to wear the hat all day then! It’s a great way to cover up when a bad hair day attacks!
Mom grabbed this scarf to cover up her neck area. She said it’s actually my grandpa’s scarf from many years ago, so how appropriate then, that she’s wearing it for this category!! I thought it would be good to use it to add some color to the outfit!
The sweater that mom is wearing is just one piece. It has the white trim that makes it look like it has a separate piece under it—almost like our lace extenders!! I also added in the red boots to tie in the red from the scarf!
Jeans: Bill Blass (similar here)~~Top: Reference Point (similar here where the white portion hangs longer)~~Boots: Nine West-thrifted (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Hat: (similar here in wool)
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Here’s so men’s accessories that could be all your own, so you don’t have to “borrow” his!