Lace Up Shoes for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Smart Version
Quote of the day: “You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.” – Richard Bach
Shoes. For some women, they are a foot covering. For me, they are a heart palpitating clothing item, that I absolutely love! Now, I realize that they don’t cover that much square footage (pun–ha ha) on your body, but I feel like they can transform an outfit. Yet for many women, the height and comfort of a shoe is all that is important to them.
This week, I’m styling one of the newer styles seen in the foot world this past year. Every blogger seems to have a pair of these lace up shoes. But that’s not why I’m touting them. I think they are perfect for any aged woman. And I’m going to prove it to you with 3 different occasions to style these flats!
So I’ll have our series show these shoes for our well used categories. We are starting off, by wearing them in an office appropriate look. I had us all wear black trousers on purpose to show that any color shoe can work!
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I figured I’d put on a pair of ankle pants, so you could see the lace up part of the shoe somewhat better. My color block blouse is from my working days. I loved having a colorful shirt under my jackets!
This adorable plaid purse is a recent purchase at a boutique store which we found when we were at the Parade of Homes tour in Castle Rock! I placed my fur bug on it to hold my keys, but you can see that it drags on the ground.
I am loving the brooch trend lately, so I added one to my jacket for some bling.
When I first got these shoes, I liked tying the laces so the bow was in the back. The only problem with that approach is then you have to untie them to take them off. Otherwise, there is a zipper in the back, which makes removing them more convenient.
Pants: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Jacket:Catherine Maladrino for Sams (similar here)~~Top: LOFT (similar here in pastels)~~Shoes: MissGuided (similar here)~~Brooch: (similar here)~~Earrings: Stella & Dot (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I had Nancy don her white button up shirt, and tweed jacket. This blazer was featured in our Tweed Jacket series shown here, here & here.
Nancy’s lace up shoes are navy in color. I’m not sure if you’ve heard or not, but it is totally acceptable to mix navy & black. Heck, half the time I can’t tell them apart anyways, so they might as well go together.
The other newer trend that I’m fond of is the small neck scarves. I thought this one of Nancy’s was perfect with her jacket. The advantage of this accessory is that unlike longer scarves or necklaces, they don’t get in the way when you’re working.
Pants: East 5th (similar here)~~Blazer: Coldwater Creek (similar here only in one size)~~Top: Chicos (similar here)~~Shoes: SouldOut through Groupdealz (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: And there I go again, styling mom & Nancy somewhat similar. I had mom wear her white button down blouse and neck scarf also!
But at least I changed up the color scheme. I even wanted to be somewhat unpredictable, so I added in a lilac scarf instead of a matching one in brown.
I knitted this vest for my mother quite a few years ago. It’s a pattern to incorporate both a lightweight and heavier weight yarn. And for the life of me, I cannot remember where I got the pattern.
You can see in the close up picture, that mom’s pants are actually a small pinstripe. That means, she’s mixing her prints again!! Way to go, mom!
Pants: Coco & Co (similar here)~~Vest: I knitted it (similar here in a solid color)~~Top: JM Collection (similar here)~~Shoes: Sould Out through Groupdealz (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here with flying pigs on it)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
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There are tons of these lace up shoes in the flat versions—I gave you a range of prices and colors below: