The Gingham Jacket 3: (Casual)

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

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

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So it’s a jacket.  Then the easy way to make your gingham casual is with jeans and flats, right?  Mom always wonders why I pair almost everything with jeans and I tell her, it’s the go-to item of the era.  Just like saddle shoes were back in the golden days, right?  This gingham jacket has been quite the trooper…I’ve folded in the lapels, pushed up the sleeves, trekked it from house to house and it still has kept it’s shape & didn’t become overly wrinkly!  That’s considered amazing, in my book.   If you didn’t see the other varieties already, you can look them over here (the dressy look) and here (the business look).

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 paired the jacket with my new favorite white coated jeans.  Then I added splashes of color to brighten up the look.  I actually tried wearing the scarf without the knots in the ends, but since I am short in stature, it seemed too overpowering.

Jacket: Incognito (similar here)~~Jeans:Loft (similar here)~~Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Bracelet: Charlotte Russe (here)~~Earrings: White House Black Market (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:  Nancy just happened to get these darling flats at Target the other day.  And the necklace adds vibrancy to the outfit since you don’t actually see the apricot shirt much.

Jacket: Incognito (similar here)~~Shirt under: Chicos (similar here)~~Jeans: J.Jill (similar here)~~Shoes: Merona (similar here)~~Necklace: Charming Charlies (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:  Mom loves her accessories so she got to wear bracelets on each arm—otherwise known as wrist candy!  It was a good way to add some brighter color to the mix.

Jacket: Incognito (similar here)~~Shirt under: Bounty Waters (similar here)~~Jeans: Chaus (similar here)~~Shoes: Mootsie Tootsie (similar here)~~Double bracelet: (similar here)~~Knitted bracelet: I made it~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks for reading my styling blog!  This jacket has been a real workhorse…what do you think of it?

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

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  • Kathleen McDermott

    Gingham checks are a favorite of mine and I have blouses in several colors. The black and white, which I don’t have, is so versatile. It looks wonderful with all the bright colors you paired with it.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      This is another print that is missing from my closet. It goes to show how we gravitate towards the same things time after time. I just think that gingham wasn’t my cup of tea—good thing I’ve gotten over that! Now I just steal Rob’s gingham shirts!!

      • Kathleen McDermott

        I’ve altered my long-sleeve gingham blouses into 3/4 sleeve blouses and I love wearing them open over a white camisole or sleeveless knit.

  • What a great jacket! Gingham looks wonderful on all of you!

  • What a versatile jacket. It really suits you in all three versions and it also suits Nancy and Mom. I think that is amazing for a jacket. I like it that you wear orange/red for shoes and green for the scarf. I often make the mistake to only add one other colour. This makes the outfit so much more interesting. And thanks for the idea of the knots in the scarf. I will copy that one.

    • Thanks Greetje. It’s not a mistake to only add one other color–you always look nice! But I must admit, I do like color—I have to watch myself that I don’t end up looking like a clown!

  • I really, really, REALLY love all the pops of color in all the looks! I need to push myself to do that more often. Great job!

  • Love this! It’s so perfect to provide different ways to style across ages & generations! Very unique and relevant idea 🙂 And gingham? What could be more perfect?!


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