Trench Coats 1 (For Warmer Weather)

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Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Trench Coats for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: For Warmer Weather

Quote of the day: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Sir Winston Churchill

A trench coat is one of those items that many clothing piece lists suggest you need in your closet . And you could be one of those woman that already have one in your closet! I have to admit that I was never in need of my own trench coat. To me the tan, classic trench just never sparked my fancy. But when I happened to come across this yellow, sleeveless one while online shopping, I decided that I could join in on this trend.

I figured that between the 3 of us, we had all kinds of variations covered to give you some ideas of how to make sure you wore your coat with pride! And I tried to cover a range of weather forecasts with these posts. First I’m starting off with what I would consider warmer weather. Obviously, it’s cool enough to need a jacket, but it may be you only need the coat in the mornings or to use for a light layer!

I also tried to vary our outfits under the coats. Since my shoulders were bared, I wore jeans. I had Nancy wear her capris and mom pulled out a dress!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: When I purchased my yellow coat, it was described as a sleeveless trench. However, it’s not the material you imagine when you think about a trench coat. It’s more of a drapey polyester material which I think I actually like better!

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

I thought this might be the perfect opportunity to transition my open shoulder shirt for another time or two! And these are my baby flare jeans which I’ve really grown fond of for some variety!

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

I went with some turquoise colored jewelry to work with the blues in the blouse.

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

The coat came with a matching belt, which I didn’t like tied in the front. So for this outfit, I tied it a couple times in the back to keep it more open in the front. Even though I really like how it looks this way, it wasn’t the most comfortable, sitting against the knot in the car.

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Coat: Shein (similar here in black or here in yellow)~~Jeans: The Gap (here)~~Top: Fabrik Denver (similar here)~~Shoes: (similar here in a kitten heel)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: JTV (here)~~Sunglasses: LOFT (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I purchased this coat for Nancy last year for her birthday. I thought it’d be so perfect for her since the shaping was more of a swing silhouette and it was cropped in length!!

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

I picked out her brown print capris to keep in the brown family since her jacket is tan colored! I kept everything neutral except the bright blue blouse underneath!

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Her blue blouse is sleeveless and has these cut outs around the front and back.

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

I had her put on her turquoise bracelet since the sleeves aren’t super long! And voila, Nancy’s ready for some fun in the sun on an autumn, Denver day!

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Pants: Chicos (similar here in a solid brown)~~Jacket: Forever 21 (similar here)~~Top: Bellatrix (similar here)~~Shoes: Ecco (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Sunglasses: Kate Spade (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: My mom’s trench coat is a long, navy one! For this look we went without all of it’s accessories (you’ll see them in the next two categories).

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

I figured this was the perfect time to pull out mom’s white dress, since it’ll probably be retired by her until next summer! If you missed our summer posts on the LWD, you can see them here, here & here.

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Even though we went with bright colored shoes, I did go for a darker belt. I love the fall inspired colors, but I also love to mix things up for fun!

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

The brooch trend is still going strong (at least in my closet & blog life!!), so I gathered together some fun little pins for the collar. The button next to the dress brooch is actually a pin, not part of the coat.

Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's styling a trench coat.

Dress: (similar here or here with lining & a hood but shorter)~~Dress: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Brooches: (similar here in a fruit set and here as a bug set)

Thanks to you all! 

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If you’ve been thinking of trying the sleeveless trench trend, here are a couple for under $100. Or for a much less expensive idea, if you already have a coat that you don’t wear much, you could remove the sleeves!!

  • PetiteOver40

    I love your yellow trench, Jodie! And I love how you gave it shape by tying it in the back. Your mom and Nancy look great as well! Those brooches are adorable!

    Hugs,
    Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sherry!!
      I’ve been such a fan of brooches lately, that it’s probably gotten boring!!

      • PetiteOver40

        Not at all, Jodie! I love the brooches!

  • Jodie, I just love your sleeveless trench. I’ve never been one for trench coats either … it seems I have that stupid short girl problem lol … the yellow looks stunning on you! xo

    Carla aka Mrs R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally understand that feeling Carla!!
      That’s why I liked Nancy’s cropped trench so much when I saw it. I figured it wouldn’t swallow her up!!
      Thanks for stopping by!!

  • Love the sleeveless trench Jodie and the shoulder peeking through.. sexy! I do the same with my belts if I dont like them tied in the front! Love the colors.
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jess!! So many of the times, I’m not in love with the included belt—usually I take it off right away!!

  • Love the way that sleeveless trench looks on you! Great outfits! 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laurie!!

  • You are right, we don’t have to wear a classic trench anymore! I am so in love with your yellow sleeveless trench!!!

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      But you won’t go hiding in the background with this one—the tan ones are better for that, right?
      Thanks for the love!!

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Great looks!! I really love that Yellow trench coat, Jodie!
    Adi xx
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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Adi—it definitely stands out, huh?

  • Tessy Onyia

    Jodie, I love your trench, looking amazing as always pretty.

    http://www.tessyonyia.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tessy!!
      I really appreciate your consistent thoughts!!
      🙂

  • Jodie this Yellow looks fabulous on you. I will be looking for this on the shein site. I have one in Black, but the colour just drains me. Yellow is different and bright. I agree with what Sheela says below,Charlotte’s coat looks amazing and dramatic.
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the kind words Laurie!
      I have been trying hard to keep away from black as much as I can lately. It’s hard though because almost everything comes in black!!

  • I love love what Charlotte’s wearing. It has such volume and drama, and reminds me of what both Dumbledore as well as Byron would wear, with great resplendence. And those pins do the whimsy trick ever so prettily. I love every individual element of your look too, Jodie, I just haven’t made up my mind where the overall outfit is concerned yet, you know? No, I retract that statement. I quite adore your yellow vest. And that off the shoulder top. And your bootleg jeans. And accessories (especially your glasses!!). I think what’s throwing me off is the shoes. Yes, the shoes. I don’t know why. Don’t be mad!!!

    p/s a big hug for Nancy who looks SO adorably jaunty!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’d never be mad at someone’s opinion Sheela!
      Heck—I look at my outfits that we photograph and think most of them could use a tweaking or two!! But that’s the fun in it.
      It’s like when I cook up a new recipe—I actually consider it quite boring if it turns out perfect the first time—I mean, what’s the challenge in that?
      And just this morning, I’ve been purging my closet and these shoes are in the to-go pile!! So I consider that two opinions that they aren’t me!!
      Love to you & Eve—wanna plan a future endeavor?

  • Fun post (as usual)!

    You all look great! And your post is timely! I apparently needed some guidance with my attempt at the long trench/duster/vest style.

    I put on a long black sleeveless vest the other day. Thought I looked all spiffy and professional.

    My son took one look at my outfit and asked if I was taking pantsuit lessons from a certain presidential candidate.

    Ah the biting critique of the filterless youth!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Okay—now that cracked me up Em!!
      I’d really like to see what you wore. Because we all know the perspective of youth is quite different than the perspective of the all knowing!
      You should ask your son to style it for you—now that would be fun to see!
      And just in case, I’ll be wearing the same trench on Wednesday & Friday—maybe more inspiration? Or what not to do? ha ha!!

  • I love your blast of yellow. During my Freshman year at college, I had a bright primary yellow trench and loved wearing it. People don’t miss you in that color. I actually have a trench jacket sort of like Nancy’s and almost wore it last weekend. Great post!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s exactly what I was thinking Terri—I’d get located in an avalanche easier in this yellow trench–ha ha!!
      Thanks for stopping by today!!

  • My first time on your blog Jodie and loving the concept of three models showcasing fashion for different ages. Charlotte’s pins and brooches look so cool! And love the way you have styled your yellow trench.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well welcome Gail and thanks so much for the wonderfully, kind words!
      Do you mind me asking how you found my blog?
      I’ll be showing the same trenches on the three of us on Wednesday and Friday too—I sure hope you’ll stop by again to see them styled differently!!

  • I received a sleeveless trench from Stitch Fix months ago and still haven’t worn it. I just can’t figure out a way to style it. I keep seeing sleeveless trench’s on everyone else, but when I try the same outfit on me, I don’t like it. I’m beginning to think I wasted my money buying it. Other than that, I love how you look in yours and I love Nancy’s trench too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know exactly how you feel Amy. I feel the same way with my utility vest (even though I’m wearing it today in real life to see if my mind will change).
      Sometimes I think it’s the shape of it—that’s one of the reasons I really like this yellow one—it’s not that stiff material that some trenches are. But maybe since you already bought it, you could have something altered on it—there are times that a little tweaking can make all the difference.
      Either that or you should style it on your blog and ask your readers??

  • I know this is about trench coats and they are all fab but I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE your top!

    Life is just Rosie
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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Rosie! That’s how I felt when I bought it—and I wore it a couple times this summer but never on the blog! Aren’t the colors just lovely?

  • I’m totally on board with the trench coats. Love these different ways to style. The yellow sleeveless trench is amazing!

    Mary
    http://www.marymurnane.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Mary!
      The yellow is definitely not the classic version, but I guess, then again, either am I–ha ha!

  • ADA

    What a great post. Love love that sleeveless yellow vest. I do agree though that a classic tan/khaki vest is a must in a closet. After seeing your mom’s adorable outfit I am convinced I now need a navy vest too. Her pins and earrings are so cute. You styled both ladies so well. I do love the 70s bohemian look you got going on though with the wedges, flared denim and off-shoulder top. In my latest post I am featuring a fun-colored trench too also worn with wedges and flared denim.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Ada!
      I’ve been very surprised at how much I like my flare jeans lately!!

  • d c

    Hi Jodi, I recently found your blog and love your thoughtful posts. It is wonderful that your mother and step mother join in, and the blog is something fun that brings you together! You all look wonderfully stylish, and I picked up an idea on how to style the double breasted sleeveless coat/vest/ trench that has been languishing in my closet! Thanks, ladies!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How fabulous d c!
      Thanks for such a wonderful comment.
      I’ll be wearing the same sleeveless trench for Wednesday’s & Friday’s posts—I hope you’ll come back to check those out too!

  • Oh, your yellow trench coat is so great! It is so sunny, it is just for such a fall weather!
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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Olya—I do love the color so much!

  • Oh I love this sleeveless trench….the color is so pretty too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tara—I think that’s what I like so much since yellow is my favorite color!

  • dan

    You look cool and sexy, Jodie! The sleeveless coat is lovely and the blouse is … wow! You just need not too low temperatures … lucky woman!! 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Dan!
      I could definitely wear this in the middle of the day lately….but my shoulders would get cold these last couple mornings–ha ha!

  • Okay…I’m seriously dying over your sleeveless trench!! The black one is calling my name. 😉 I’m all about Nancy’s trench too!!
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    • Jodie Filogomo

      It definitely is a different look, huh, Darlene!! Thanks for the love!

  • Love your fall style! Your sleeveless trench looks amazing with the off the shoulder top!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jill!

  • eeek! I lovvvve your trench! I might have actually squealed when I saw it! The sleeveless style & the color are epic!

    http://www.michellespaige.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It definitely is a stand out piece, huh? I won’t be hiding in it, that’s for sure!!
      Thanks for such enthusiasm Michelle—it really made me smile!!

  • Love all three stylings! Great job!

    Xx,

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Floortje!!

  • Jodie, thank you so much for joining our PUMPKIN Midlife Fun party with your gorgeous YELLOW SQUASH sleeveless trench! You look amazing! It’s such a great color on you, and I love the addition of the yellow frame sunglasses – a perfect touch! I am also a fan of long vests or sleeveless blazers, they are great with so many outfits.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ha—I didn’t even think about that my sleeveless trench was squash color—it must be that great minds think alike!!
      🙂

  • Judy Gramith

    In my view trench coats are definitively classic.
    I had my first trench at the age of 15 and have had several iterations throughout my life. I love them in colors, leather, long, short and medium. I’ve owned versions styled by Isaac Mizrahi for Target and by London Fog the quintessential trench coat crafter.
    Like jeans they’ll never go away.
    Vive la trench!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You can say that again Jude!!
      You really remember you first one? Was there a special significance to it?

      • Judy Gramith

        Actually there was a significance. The first time i wore the trench coat I was with the boyfriend,star football player and love of my life at the time. We were walking home and took a short cut through a wooded area with a creek that had to be crossed. As I gracefully leapt across I lost my footing on the other side and fell backwards into the creek. One of my more impressive undignified (but fashionable!) moments.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          What a great story, Jude!!
          Of course, when it happens it’s not great…but now it’s a good laugh!!

  • I love trench coats! I have several in my closet and they all get a lot of wear. I love the yellow vest version. Classic but with a twist!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!

  • great fall style you chic ladies!

    kelseybang.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Kelsey!!

  • Laura

    Love how you made your off the shoulder dress work for fall with your sleeveless trench! It is the perfect pairing! And I also love the way you use broaches as accessories. I don’t own any, and I think I need some! They really make an outfit pop more!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I just bought a couple of brooches at a thrift store—that’s totally the way to save money and get some neat pieces!!
      Thanks for stopping by Laura!!

  • I love that yellow on you!

    I also love your Mom’s brooches. It makes the trench her own.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think the brooches are so fun lately.
      I had to laugh that many of the comments on the Sixty + Me FB page about them included many women who still considered them grannyish!! I can relate though because that was my thought until last year!! Now I’m all about them!!
      🙂

  • I love a good trench! Your yellow one is amazing Jodie. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma—I figured since yellow is my favorite color—I had to have it–ha ha!

  • Helen Greenwell

    I love these! I confess I have a version of each. 🙂 Each of you look great, and your yellow sleeveless version is stunning. What an amazing color Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s hilarious that you have all three versions Helen!!
      It just goes to show you’re both classic and trendy!!
      Thanks for the kind words!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I have to laugh at how marketing is everything and the trend to calling vests sleeveless trench or blazer. I ‘ve indulged in the trend in a blush pink version from Chadwick’s. I never would imagine pairing it with a cold shoulder top would work so well, you definitely opened my eyes to that. The length of Nancy’s is great for her height and Mom’s is very dramatic with the longer length. I went crazy a few years ago and bought 3 Rachel Zoe from QVC trench coats as i figured they were a classic and would last me for years. I got them in tan, black and red.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is so funny, how the marketing department changes the name of an item and now it’s different!!
      And I didn’t even notice until I was reviewing the post yesterday before it went live, that the Macy’s sleeveless trench at the bottom of the post also paired it with a cold shoulder shirt (although theirs is long sleeved)—so I felt very stylish since I was wondering if it was silly to do that!
      They definitely are a classic item —do you wear one color of your trenches more than the other?

      • Versatilestylebytracey

        I definitely wear the black one the most, but there are times when a lighter shade works better so the tan comes out to play. Red is such fun and DD quite often grabs that one to borrow.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Well…that makes it even better that DD gets to wear it too!!