Tunic 6: The Winter Version for an Appointment

The Winter Tunic for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Smart Version

Tunics for winter for the 50's, 60's, & 70's age groups.

Quote of the day: “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” Denis Waitley

How can you take a tunic and make it fairly office appropriate? Of course, each individual office environment would dictate what would work or not, but here’s my go at it. And the quote above is quite appropriate, in my opinion. Maybe you never thought about wearing your tunic to work, but possibly if you try different combinations with it, you might have a great result and maybe start a new work style trend! Long ago when the weather was warmer, we wore different tunics for other occasions (see them starting here). For this set of posts, the three of us grabbed heavier pieces and styled them casually (here) and dressed them up (here).

Tunics for winter for the 50's, 60's, & 70's age groups. Tunics for winter for the 50's, 60's, & 70's age groups.

50’s Tunic: I may not wear the poncho inside an office, but it’s a great way to cover up to get to the where I am going. I love the fact that this poncho is reversible from the dark brown to tan—it makes it so much more versatile.

Tunic: Coupe(similar here)~~Skirt: Willi Smith-thrifted (similar here)~~Poncho: Charlotte Russe (similar here)~~Shoes: Payless (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Tunics for winter for the 50's, 60's, & 70's age groups. Tunics for winter for the 50's, 60's, & 70's age groups.

60’s Tunic: A white collared blouse under Nancy’s tunic makes it seems quite smart, I think. We could have chosen pants that didn’t need cuffing if we wanted a more professional look.

Tunic: IOR (similar here)~~Jeans: Chicos (similar here)~~Blouse: Chicos (similar here)~~Boots: Crown Vintage (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Tunics for winter for the 50's, 60's, & 70's age groups. Tunics for winter for the 50's, 60's, & 70's age groups.

70’s Tunic: I love the idea of layering a longer vest over the tunic. Conventional wisdom would have chosen blue accessories, but I really wanted more colors!

Sweater: Boundary Waters (similar here)~~Pants: Charter Club (similar here)~~Vest: Mom made (similar here)~~Shoes: Ros Hommerson (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Smile and enjoy the ride! Having fun with Style Stories, Monday Mingle, Visible Monday, Sheelagoh & iwillwearwhatilike

And here’s some in the cardigan version—all under $30 (My Facebook page has more for you to peruse—they are different ones so check them out!)

  • Can I just say again how I love these posts? I think it’s so neat the thing you have going on here with a 50s, 60s, and 70s. Each one of the variations is great and completely work appropriate. I especially love the lavender/blueish leopard print. A woman after my own heart!

    Thanks Jodie for coming and linking to the Kremb de la Kremb Style Stories No. 12 Link Up.

    Love, Ann

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ann—to me it’s super fun to put these posts together. I sure my models could give you an entirely different perspective—ha ha!!!

  • Great looks, and I love your reversible poncho! Thanks for linking, xo


  • momtrends

    Love this concept, of showing how different ages can wear a certain piece of clothing! All the age groups look beautiful and are styled so well!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nicole! It’s been a fun project!

  • I can see all of these options working for most offices 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Especially if your workplace isn’t boring, right?

  • Adele Miner

    Love this post, perfectly styled! I really like your blog, let me know if you would like to follow each other!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Adele.

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Great outfits, as always! Bravo on the poncho. Very cute look. I agree, the white shirt under Nancy’s tunic is a perfect way to class it up. Love your mom’s vest. So cute with the shoes!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy! It was a fun series since everyone seems to wearing tunics!

  • So glad women 50+ rock the tunics. I bought a bunch at Macy’s and they always look great over a leggings or skinny jeans. Pretty much my uniform all year round.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is a fun, hip look…for any age and really any body shape! I appreciate the input Terri!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Your mom’s necklace looks fab with her tunic and sweater. Very pulled together.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Bernadetter!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    Well, there’s the ruana wrap like mine you mentioned having, lol! Looks wouderful styled this way. These three looks are my favorites of the series. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tracey!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Another great post! I like all the looks you’ve put together, as well as all the colors you chose for your mom’s look! I think they work because they’re of the same color tone. She would fit right in as a docent of a museum or an art gallery professional! You all look great!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hah…I’ll have to tell her that—although she’d probably want to check out people’s outfits more than talk about the art!! Thanks Sherry!!

  • Cute looks!! I used to have a poncho just like yours that I thrifted but never used. Now I’m sorry I got rid of it because it looks super cute on you! Sigh…

    • Jodie Filogomo

      No need for remorse…that’s what another shopping trip is good for, eh? Thanks for your wonderful support Darlene!!

      • So true! 🙂 Thank you for all your support too, my friend!