The Gingham Jacket 2: (For Work)

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

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).

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

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.

Jacket worn as blouse: Incognito (similar here)~~Blazer: Talbots thrifted (similar here)~~Pants: the Loft (similar here)~~Shoes: J. Renee (similar here)~~Pin: (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:  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.

Jacket: Incognito (similar here)~~Shirt under: Tommy Hilfiger (similar here)~~Pants: East 5th (similar here)~~Shoes: LifeStride (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

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.

Jacket: Incognito (similar here)~~Pants: Greta Garbo (similar here)~~Shirt under: mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: Ellen Tracy (similar here)~~Pin: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks for reading my styling blog!  

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

Here are many gingham shirts that would work well to brighten up a work day:

  • I love the way all three of you styled your gingham jackets, but especially the pop of blue in the second outfit. Nicely done!

    I hope you are having a great weekend!


  • Great styling for each of these. A gingham jacket.. never thought of that…. now seersucker has competition..

  • There are those cute shoes of yours again! I’m amazed at how you wore that jacket UNDER another jacket and it doesn’t look bulky at all! Paired with the blue…stunning! Your mom looks very stylish as well. 🙂

    • I wear these shoes a lot, huh? Might as well wear the heck out of them is my theory!! As for not looking bulky, that gingham jacket is lightweight, and not lined so it really is like a shirt!

      • I love those shoes! Can you take an up close photo of them next time you wear them?

        • Of course, Darlene…anything for you!! The fabric on the shoes actually matches some of the fabric on one of my coats (here)…that’s totally why I bought them. (Ok…i’m not sure that link thing is working…so it’s on the outerwear: moderate weather 3 post—the flower on my sleeve is the same…funny huh?)