Tweed Jacket 5 (Punk)

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Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Tweed for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Punk Version

Quote of the day: “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear “- Ambrose Redmoon

 Here we are with another installment of the challenge to take tweed to a different level. This time, Sheela & Eve threw down the gauntlet with a punk theme. Punk? Wow–talk about a task at hand. Punk reminds me of the grunge movement from the 1990’s (which the Fab 40’s just did a theme about here).
I may have listened to the music of this era, but I could never wrap my head around dressing so sloppily or dark! Heck, I was in dental school with my emphasis on making things pretty—not ugly!
But with the help of google and a search in our closets, I certainly think we made our tweed look like something you wouldn’t see on a college professor—maybe? Don’t forget to check out the ladylike version of these tweed jackets. And if you visit both Sheela & Eve’s blogs, you’ll be able to see all the particulars that they put into their looks!

Eve of the World According to Eve: Of course, distressed jeans are the perfect combination to make this tweed jacket fit into the era of punk & rebellion!

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Sheela of Sheela Writes: I have to admit, I never thought to wear a dress for the punk version of our tweed, but man, that collar says it all!

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Tweed Blazer with Fur Collar – H&M~~Plaid Asymmetrical Dress – Free People (gifted)~~Plaid Cincher – McQueen~~Spiked Choker – Manic Panic NYC (gifted)~~Combat Booties – Bakers~~Embellished Leather Glove – antique~~Lipstick – Dominatrix by Jeffree Star

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I know that the color of choice for this category would be black. But since I used that for both mom’s & Nancy’s shirts under their jackets, I wanted to see what else I could come up with. So I threw on my chambray shirt!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I cheated a little by recently purchasing both the beanie and sunglasses with the thought of using them for this post. I rarely buy hats since I always believe that I could knit one, but then I never get around to actually knitting one for myself. (Hey Sherry, I’m doing the grunge scowl here!!)

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I figured since the theme was to make it punk—I didn’t need to iron my shirt, right? I also added my dad’s wedding ring on my thumb! Not that he was punk or anything, but just for a sentimental touch!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I figured leather went with the theme well, so I wore my faux leather jeans and put on my mountain boots. I thought that folding the sides of the boots down would look less sleek.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Jeans:Banana Republic (similar here with zippers)~~Jacket: Mom made it (similar here)~~Top: Boden (similar here)~~Boots: Brash by Payless (similar here with plaid on the fold down)~~Sunglasses: (similar here)~~Hat: (similar here in all grey)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: In order to try to make Nancy’s tweed jacket look like the theme, I had her start with her coated, brown jeans. They aren’t leather, but they have a coating that shines somewhat like leather.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Even though I, myself, didn’t put on any jewelry, I thought Nancy could have some fun with silver & black. The necklace is not quite a choker, but the same idea!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

We added in a black, graphic t-shirt. Of course the message is quite apropos—ha ha (meaning she likes her wine, not whines)!! And notice the dark nail polish…not that she changed it for the other posts, but it fits in nicely, don’t you think?

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

The footwear is basically the same as what I wore only in black. They are a masculine, mountain boot and perfect for the snowy weather here in Colorado!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Jeans: Liverpool (similar here in a bronze)~~Jacket: Cold Water Creek (similar here)~~Top: Chris’ Stuff (similar here)~~Boots: Cliffs by White Mountain (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom got to wear her faux leather skirt that she made. All 3 of us have one, thanks to mom, and we’ve done a series about them here, here & here. And spoiler alert, there’s another leather skirt series coming out in January.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Even though mom’s shirt has a little of a collar, I still had her wear her ribbon, choker necklace. From far away it almost looks like part of her shirt, but then when you get close up, it’s like a 1990’s surprise!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I realize that the theme punk is more hard core and metal, but we thought the cute girl necklace would be a little oxymoronic? I have this same girl pendant, and wore it just recently in our Burgundy post, here.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Mom’s shirt is actually reversible—to the white with black dots that you see at the hemline. She got it when she was in Hong Kong!! We went with black leather boots because they are the closest thing to punk in mom’s shoe closet! I figured with the black leather skirt, it’d fit into that unruly look!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Jacket: Liz Claiborne-thrifted (similar here with zippers)~~Top: Bought in Japan & reversible (similar here not reversible)~~Boots: Bandolino (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Choker: (similar here)

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Since tweed skirts could also be considered unexciting, I tried to find some more interesting ones (that’s why some are more expensive than usual). Remember—if it seems too short, you could always wear it with leggings!

  • The Style Crone

    Great post, as always. The three of you sport tweed like pros! Your beanie tops off your ensemble with perfection. I love the color and the shape. Thank you so much for sharing with Hat Attack!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really should thank you for getting me to wear hats more and more! They are such a fun & interesting accessory!

  • Fab outfits. All of you.
    Greetje

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Greetje!
      Definitely not something I’d normally style, but what’s the fun in being normal?

  • writeofthemiddle

    Three stylish ladies making tweed look cool! Loving the leather pants too. 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!! A little crazy, huh?

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  • I love your tweed and punk look! So fun!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jill!! It was fun!

  • Tweed coats are so fun for this time of year! Love how all of you styled it!

    Jamie
    http://www.treatsandtrendsblog.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jamie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jamie!

  • The punk version! Tweed and punk. Who would have thought those two words could go hand in hand. Well done!
    #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Right? That’s exactly what I thought, but I’ve been amazed at how many good comments it’s brought in!!
      I guess it is good to try new ways to style the older items!

  • LOVE these more edgy styles on you ladies. Hope you are having a great day! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’ve been surprised that that is the consensus, Gemma!!
      Wonders will never cease….thanks for your voice too!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’ve been surprised that that is the consensus, Gemma!!
      Wonders will never cease….thanks for your voice too!!

  • These outfits are SO fun! I especially love how you styled your pieces!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Liz!!

  • Love it Jodie, the beanie and the glasses with your look and the leather look on the other ladies looks so fun! I do like the combat boots and have a pair I want to wear soon!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jess!!
      I probably would never have boots like these except for trying this blogging and being open to new things & styles!!

  • Loved that you all edged it up by adding leather..the perfect unexpected touch!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tara—definitely not my first instinct…but now I see how it’s good to stretch!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tara—definitely not my first instinct…but now I see how it’s good to stretch!

  • Mary Kalpos

    Jodie these are such fun outfits! Love your mom’s cool earrings. And you look like a rock star!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the nice compliments, Mary—I’ll take rock star anyday!!

  • I like the idea of mixing it up with something unexpected. Like leather. Or casual wear. And I love a couple of those skirts! #teamlovinlife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Deborah….it was amazing to me at how many people liked these outfits, and I would have never put this together without the challenge!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Deborah…It had been amazing how many people like this combo, yet I would never have put it together without this challenge!

  • Lauren Blair .

    I love all of these pieces separately and together! Punk definitely has some tie ins with prep, given the plaids and converted school looks, so that’s awesome you guys went there with your tweed jacket series! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    http://www.gracerock-kellyroll.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lauren-Blair—it is way more fun to combine different styles & looks!!

  • Oh yes, the age old conundrum when you say “I could make this! But it would probably be faster and cheaper if I just bought it, so…”

    Punk and tweed does sound like a challenge and I think your use of black leather was the right choice!
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lydia!!
      I kinda feel the same way about sweaters…I rarely bought any before this year. But the realization is they take probably at least 3 months or more for me to knit, so I’ve succumbed to retail therapy!!

  • Genius to pair tweed with leather. It instantly makes your jacket look edgier

    http://www.michellespaige.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Edgier—I totally like that description better!! I do love how leather is considered fun for everyone now!!

  • I love how you style everyone! That leather skirt, gorgeous! Those leather pants look so good on you! Rock it lady.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the positive thoughts Sarah!!

  • Such a nice post!
    Kisses,
    Nazlıgül | New Post – 2 ‘thousand’ Loves

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!!

  • I don’t usually think of tweed and punk together but you all are making me rethink!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Right? I don’t think I ever really think about punk at all. But I guess in reality, some of the leather & hardcore pieces are becoming a little more mainstream?
      Thanks for the love, Amy!

  • Mireille

    Fun!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mireille!

  • Laura

    Personally I think a punk look can be hard to style but I love the leather you added to outfits and the awesome jewelry your mom is wearing. Those earrings are so neat!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!
      I agree—it just was never a style that I embraced. But I do like how some of the details have become more mainstream!!
      Except the scowl—I’m really no good at those!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Jodie, you are totally “on fleek”. You are just darling and not one bit silly!! In fact, the tweed jacket provides just the right touch of classic/traditional to take some of the edge off of the leather pants. You don’t need to take the edge off but if it makes you more likely to wear them more often, just go more conservative with the rest of the outfit as you did here!! The hat, boots, and funky sunglasses, are great!!

    As for Nancy and Charlotte…they look terrific!! Nothing about their outfits is too edgy. They just look like a couple of fashion forward ladies.

    Rock on you classy Colorado women!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the positive remarks, Jude 🙂
      I remember thinking punk? How the heck? But I guess life is definitely more fun if we get out of our comfort zone!!

  • Stevie Turner

    All three of you are very trendy!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Trendy & silly—but why not??

      • Stevie Turner

        Absolutely!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          🙂

  • Dudes! Totally hipster! You all look great 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Em—it feels a little silly, but hey, what’s the use of being serious all the time?

      • NOT AT ALL SILLY! You all totally pull of the looks!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Thanks for saying that Em….you know, when it’s out of your comfort zone, sometimes it takes other’s perspective to see it differently!! 🙂

  • Oh Yeah! I loved punk! You are so creative with all three of your outfits! Always! I just love the way you present your blog!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Nancy…this category was definitely a stretch for us, but that’s what makes it fun, right?

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    You three ladys are the cutest punks I have ever seen. I love it. Tweed is trend and you all look fabulous. The vine shirt make me laughing.
    Thanks for this amazing post.
    I wish you a wonderfull Time, Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tina!
      Wait until you see my mom’s shirt on Friday!! To me, it’s funny also!!

  • Love hoe you three styled these! Your leather pants are so cool!

    Don’t forget to join the Fashion Frenzy Linkup today!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Annessa—I didn’t wear these leather pants much at first—but now I’m loving them!
      I joined up—thanks so much for hosting it every week!