Plaid 2 (Business)

50’s                        60’s                        70’s

Plaid for the 50's, 60's & 70's

Plaid for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Business Version

Quote of the day: “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” Anonymous

Making plaid work for a day at the office, is as easy as a donning a blazer or cardigan…depending where you work, of course.  Keeping your jewelry subdued and heel height appropriate are also good factors to consider.

These same plaid pieces which I styled as a casual look can be seen in Plaids 1 (here).

Plaid for the 50's, 60's & 70's Plaid for the 50's, 60's & 70's

50’s Plaid (Pants):  I’m actually wearing my mother’s cardigan from college under this jacket—meaning it’s really old.  Check out how I fixed the elbows (here) in a post.

Pants: SG (similar here or not fur lined here)~~Cardigan: (similar here)~~Blazer: (similar here)~~Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Plaid for the 50's, 60's & 70's Plaid for the 50's, 60's & 70's

60’s Plaid (Scarf):  To add a plaid flair of style to your blazer, you can place the scarf under the lapels of the jacket.  An added benefit is there is no worrying about how to knot the scarf.

Scarf: (similar here)~~Blazer: East 5th (similar here)~~Pants: Express (similar here)~~Shirt: Jones New York (similar here)~~Shoes: BCBG (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Plaid for the 50's, 60's & 70's Plaid for the 50's, 60's & 70's

70’s Plaid (Skirt): To brighten up this standard office look you can add accessories that will bring interest to the outfit.  I love the collar on the cardigan…it makes it look more like a relaxed blazer!

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Turtleneck: Style & Co (similar here)~~Cardigan: Woodward (similar here)~~Boots: Etienne Aigner (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks for visiting my styling blog!

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

Plaid scarves are easy to find this time of year!  Before you buy one, check your closet!!

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Jodie, your lapel is screaming for a brooch! Red or sapphire! (I bet Charlotte could loan you one.😊) Cute paired with the neutral shoes and jacket.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You are totally right Kathleen—I just never really thought to wear them much back then. Even though it’s not that long ago, it goes to show how I’ve really learned to love the brooches more and more! Because I would definitely add one to this outfit now.
      Well—unless I was working—I did have to be careful about certain jewelry when I was working on patients!! For some reason, patients frowned upon having items come crashing into their faces when I leaned over them–ha ha!

      • Kathleen McDermott

        I bought a long plaid shirt this winter in a soft drapey rayon fabric with the colors of your plaid slacks. Reds and vibrant blues are so pretty together. Because of the fabric, it’s more feminine than sporty. I love it over a white sleeveless knit or blouse with jeans. It’s cozy and chic at the same time, like your slacks.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          It sounds lovely Kathleen!!

  • Martin Meyer

    Plaid pieces are really perfect for each person and age! I love the plaid touch by using a scarf or having an amazing coat!!! And your quote is really true, you never should be afraid of making mistakes!!

    Many Greetings,

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I so agree—every age group should be less afraid to enjoy fashion!

  • Plaid is always a beautiful and original print. I’m a really lover of this print!!! Have a nice day, kisses,

    Eniwhere Fashion
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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for your input, I always love to hear what fashion forward people are thinking!!! Jodie

  • Darlene Fadem

    Love all three!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Darlene!!!