Trench Coats for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: For Cool Weather
Quote of the day: “Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” – Henry Van Dyke
As we continue our series featuring three different varieties of trench coats, I’ll style them to cover up for cooler weather. This is the type of temperature that we usually think about when we imagine wearing our trenches. Some chill in the air, yet not the biting cold of a deep freeze!
Of course, for most of us, when the weather gets cooler, we add on layers. And this was exactly my thought for these outfits in some form or other. You could certainly just wear your coat as an additional piece when you go outside, or you can style it as part of your look!
To see how we wore these same coats for a warmer day, check out that post, here.
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Not so long ago, I saw a couple bloggers talk about yellow and pink together. It certainly isn’t a combination I would gravitate towards, so I thought I’d try it with my yellow sleeveless trench coat and pink faux leather jacket.
When I purchased these shoes online a couple years ago, they appeared more beige on my monitor screen, but in reality they are a blush pink! I wasn’t sure I’d really wear them much, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised!
Since I was going for yellow & pink, I was going to keep everything else white. However, I found this corset like blouse in the closet that I’ve had for over 6 years! I used to wear it under blazers for work! I thought the darker colors might ground the look better?
Coat: Shein (similar here in black or here in yellow)~~Jeans: LOFT (here)~~Jacket: Maurices (similar here in 2 sizes only)~~Top: (similar here in a small)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I wanted to try layering Nancy’s shorter trench coat over a tunic. And when we pull out the tunic, the leggings had to come out too!
The floral pin my mom made for Nancy from leftover material when she shortened one of Nancy’s skirts many years ago. I’ve told you how my mother hates to waste material, right?
And check out Nancy’s earrings—it almost looks like they came with the tunic top! In the house, when we picked them out, they just looked dark brown.
Nancy’s clowning around to make a spoof of her brother!! He thinks it’s silly when people pose for a picture, so he puts his arms up in the air instead!!
Leggings: Coldwater Creek (similar here)~~Jacket: Forever 21 (similar here)~~Top: Carolyn Taylor (similar here)~~Shoes: Charles by Charles David (here)~~Earrings: (similar here in a different shape)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Pin : (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: So one of the variations on my mom’s trench coat is it has this removable fur collar. Since we are showing a cooler weather outfit, I thought it’d be fun to attach it!
The riding boots are navy in color. Mom wore them for our Riding Boots series here, here & here! She was looking for a navy pair many years ago but couldn’t find any. So instead, she bought a light grey pair and had them professionally dyed for only $15. Smart, huh?
Since the outfit is relatively neutral, I added in a large, colorful necklace.
The fur, one of the add-ons of her trench coat, comes up pretty high on mom’s neck, thus I kept the earrings smaller, but colorful!!
Coat: (similar here or here with lining & a hood but shorter)~~Jeans: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here)~~Sweater: (similar here)~~Boots: (similar here in a shorter height)~~Necklace: (similar here not quite as big)~~Earrings: (similar here)
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Here, I rounded up some shorter versions of the trench coat: