The Gingham Jacket 1: (Dressy)

Gingham jacket for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

The Gingham Jacket for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Dressy Version

Quote for the day: “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” Anna Quindlen

Of course gingham is popular in the spring and summer…doesn’t it remind you of a blanket you use for a picnic?  What exactly is gingham?  It’s a plaid where the stripes are the same width—any color and any size stripe can be used in the design!  Needless to say, Nancy & I had to borrow my mother’s jacket—we do not own a single piece of gingham.  For this dressy option, I adorned us all in leg showing garments (either a dress or skirt)!    If you’re lucky enough to possess your own piece of gingham apparel, definitely pull it out because now is the time to wear it!

Gingham jacket for the 50's, 60's, & 70's  Gingham jacket for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

50’s Gingham Jacket: Since the jacket is quite boxy, I decided to tuck in the lapels and cinch it at the waist with a pin.  This pin actually used to be my grandmothers pin!

Jacket: Incognito (similar here)~~Skirt: Emanuel Ungaro thrifted (similar here)~~Tank: Active Basic (similar here)~~Shoes: Payless (similar here)~~Pin: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Gingham jacket for the 50's, 60's, & 70's  Gingham jacket for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

60’s Gingham Jacket: If you have a dress that is on the tighter side, and the tightness doesn’t seem appropriate for the occasion, then by all means, throw a jacket over it.  It’s nice to leave it open at times, to produce that vertical draw of color which can be very slimming to the eye.  Nancy let me adorn her with a variety of mixed prints. Don’t you think it looks very contemporary?

Jacket: Incognito (similar here)~~Dress: Pure & Simple (similar here)~~Shoes: Caparros (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Gingham jacket for the 50's, 60's, & 70's  Gingham jacket for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

70’s Gingham Jacket:  Since the jacket is made to go over other pieces of clothing, it’s a natural to wear it over a dress.  I love the yellow pumps as an accent to make the outfit more springy!

Jacket: Incognito (similar here)~~Dress: Liz Claiborne (similar here)~~Shoes: 9 West (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks for reading my styling blog!  Does gingham remind you too much of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz? 

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

Pieces of gingham to please your visualness (and might even look great on you):

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Goes well in each outfit but really like it with Nancy’s dress and patterned scarf.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Don’t you just love Nancy’s outfit in this one?? I think this was one of my first dabblings in print mixing—and it turned out great!!

  • The perfect spring pattern! Everyone looks fabulous!

  • Haha yes, I love wearing gingham and it does remind me of a picnic blanket, in the best way possible.
    Chic on the Cheap

    • Yes, because don’t you think of a picnic as a fun treat! Thanks Lydia!

  • All three of you are so stylish and on trend! Gingham is going gangbusters this spring, and you lovely ladies do it right”.

  • Well at least one of you had some gingham! I adore it. One of my favourite all time dresses is my 1950’s vintage black and white gingham.

    I love how you show it can be mixed with anything.

    Also love some of your shopping choices there too.


    • Thanks Suzanne. Are you going to wear that dress soon? I’d love to see it!

  • Nice post! I love the color combo of your Mom’s and I adore the mixed print of the scarf and jacket of your MIL.

  • Nancy Siegel

    I like your outfit the best, Jodie. You wear it well. It is also a great picture of you!!! I am not so sure about the yellow shoes??? But then, I can’t give a fair judgment because yellow is not one of my colors. Aunty

    • Ahhh…you should give yellow a chance….it’s such a bright and fun color!!! Nancy didn’t think she’d like her yellow shoes, and now she loves them!

  • What a cool jacket! Love the vintage pin and the pop of color with the shoes in your mom’s look. I love, love the print mixing you did with the scarf and jacket!!! Well done! 🙂

    • Thanks Darlene….I have to laugh because I’m now officially sick of that jacket, considering I used it for all post this week! Glad it’s not mine!