The Gingham Jacket for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Work Version
Quote of the Day: Susan Boyle talked about dress to impress (yourself) ” You don’t have to have a heck of a lot done to you. You don’t have to go on a crazy diet or anything. I look pretty different from when I started out. Nice makeup does it. A nice hairdo, a nice dress. That’s all you need to feel good. “
That identical gingham jacket is now going into the work setting. Gingham is usually considered somewhat casual since the most accepted definition of it includes that it is actually cotton cloth. Nevertheless, looking reasonable for an office setting isn’t rocket science. The first story of this series involving this same jacket is the more formal setting (here).
50’s Gingham Jacket: I decided to wear the jacket like a blouse under another jacket. This solves the issue with it looking too big/boxy. My light blue jacket is linen, thus the realistic creases in it.
60’s Gingham Jacket: This vibrant blue color is so lovely on Nancy that you almost don’t notice it’s really a very casual polo shirt. I’d like to think that this getup would be oh, so practical for a first grade teacher! We tucked the top portion of the lapels of the jacket under to show off the v-neck of the shirt underneath.
70’s Gingham Jacket: The pants are actually part of a suit. I love switching up suit pieces to produce business variation options. I added a brooch & silk turtleneck blouse although both could be optional.
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Some photography by Kari Strand Photography
Here are many gingham shirts that would work well to brighten up a work day: