Long Vest 1(Casual)

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Long Vest for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Casual Version

Long Vests for women in the 50's, 60's & 70's age groups.

Quote of the day: “You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot do by force.” Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Many of us in these age groups have a vest or two in our closets. I certainly think vests are a great topper over your shirts to be used in your dressing routine. It can pull together an outfit by adding quite a bit of interest. This series will focus on the long vests. My definition to make it “long” would be hanging down by your rump! I tried to style the three of us using a variety of these vests. My vest is a collared navy one, Nancy’s is her fur vest, and mom’s is a collar free brown vest that was part of a suit. For this section of casualness, I had us all don casual bottoms—I am wearing a denim skirt, Nancy is wearing her leggings, and mom is wearing her mint jeans!

Long Vests for women in the 50's, 60's & 70's age groups. Long Vests for women in the 50's, 60's & 70's age groups.

50’s Long Vest: I love the idea of adding this vest over my sweatshirt…it makes me feel casual yet somewhat refined!

Vest: Forever 21–thrifted (similar here)~~Skirt: LOFT (similar here)~~Sweatshirt: Billabong (similar here)~~Shoes: Mix No. 6 (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Tights: (similar here)

Long Vests for women in the 50's, 60's & 70's age groups. Long Vests for women in the 50's, 60's & 70's age groups.

60’s Long Vest: Nancy wore this same vest in our fur series (starting here). Thus it’s a perfect example of how versatile the fur vest can be, having it in your wardrobe.

Vest: (similar here)~~Jeans: Coldwater Creek (similar here)~~Top: LOFT (similar here)~~Shoes: Forever (similar here)~~Necklace: Charming Charlies (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Long Vests for women in the 50's, 60's & 70's age groups. Long Vests for women in the 50's, 60's & 70's age groups.

70’s Long Vest: Mom’s brown vest really pops against the mint jeans. Since they are lightweight jeans, she could easily wear a pair of hosiery under them for warmth.

Vest: Evan Picone (similar here in black)~~Jeans: Fabrizio-Gianni (similar here)~~Top: Liz Claiborne (similar here)~~Boots: Madeline Stuart (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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Here’s some other long vests that have the casual vibe (don’t forget to see the other ones on my facebook page on Wednesday):

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Love my long vests like I love my long cardigans. The outfits you styled for the 3 different looks really show how versatile the long vest is. So cool over Charlotte’s red dress!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to tell you that many of these items are new to me. I never had a long vest before this journey, but I find them so perfect for so many occasions!!
      You are definitely many steps ahead of me in the fashion department, Kathleen!!

      • Kathleen McDermott

        Jodie – I’m many years ahead of you in age, but certainly not in style! Which is why I love your blog.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          🙂

  • I love the longer vests that look like trench coats without sleeves. These are three great looks!
    Thanks for linking up on Start the Week Stylish!
    – Ana Luiza
    http://www.NorthwestBlonde.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ana!!

  • I love vests and wear them all the time and sell a few of them on our web site, you guys all look so great in your own variations of vest looks 🙂
    Nora
    http://www.jacketsociety.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nora!!

  • Anna Parkes

    Jodie I think we’re just hitting that time when an extra layer is needed and these vests look great on you all. I must admit I’m partial to a furry vest myself but don’t have a long enough one to keep my rear warm!
    PS I love your quote of the day x
    Anna
    Anna’s Island Style

  • Anna Parkes

    Jodie I think we’re just hitting that time when an extra layer is needed and these vests look great on you all. I must admit I’m partial to a furry vest myself but don’t have a long enough one to keep my rear warm!
    PS I love your quote of the day x
    Anna
    Anna’s Island Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I, too, love the furry vests—I think that’s why I’ve used Nancy’s in so many posts—I secretly covet it!!

  • dan

    A vest is also a good solution to stay warm in cold days …I am wearing my vest on a sweater and underneath my coat because of the low temperatures that we are having…

    I like how you have styled yours, your earrings and Nancy’s shirt! Its print is very cute!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Dan!! It is amazing how they actually do keep you warm even though there are no sleeves!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    A great variety of longer vests…I love a vest for adding a vertical line for my curvy body.. I wear them year round as they make great completer pieces even in summer…

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Me too!!

  • I do love vests! You know what else I’m loving? Your shoes!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Darlene—they are definitely something I wouldn’t have bought just a couple years ago—but I really like them!!