Tweed Jacket 1 (Smart)

Tweed Jacket for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Smartly Dressed Version

Tweed Jackets for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Quote of the day: “The bad news: Time flies. The good news: You’re the pilot.” Mark Lachs

One of these featured items could be lurking in your closet too! I’m a big fan of jackets in particular, and tweed definitely appeals to me due to the variations of colors usually found in them. Thanks to Samantha at Fake Fabulous (check out her blog—she’s a woman who loves color and is a master at mixing prints), I used a slightly different name for this category. Sure, we can still refer to it as office or appointment appropriate, but I love the term smart. What are you thoughts on the new name? Since my primary reason when deciding to wear a jacket is to appear professional, I started with this version first.

Tweed Jackets for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's. Tweed Jackets for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

50’s Tweed Jacket: Funny story about this jacket…my mom actually made it for herself. However, it turned out a tad small for her, so guess who was the lucky recipient?

Jacket: Mom made it (similar here)~~Pants: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Top: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Shoes: Newport News (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Tweed Jackets for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's. Tweed Jackets for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

60’s Tweed Jacket: Sorry Nancy’s pictures are a wee bit dark, but you can see the fabulous colors in her jacket in the close up shots.

Jacket: Coldwater Creek (similar here)~~Pants: Express (similar here)~~Top: Chicos (similar here)~~Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Tweed Jackets for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's. Tweed Jackets for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

70’s Tweed Jacket: So since the jacket mom made wound up in my closet, I bought her one that is similar at the thrift store (she didn’t like it at first…).

Jacket: Liz Claiborne-thrifted (similar here)~~Pants: Sag Harbor (similar here)~~Top: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: Paradox (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

What do you think? Linking with My Refined StyleTrend Spin, On Trend Tuesday, Style Sessions, Wearing With Wisdom, Style Me Wednesday, Senior Salon, Fresh Fashion Forum, What I wore to work weekly,  & Confident Tuesday

If you’re on the fence about tweed, then here are a couple jackets with more of a modern flair—that Yoox one is a great deal!! (others showcased on my facebook page on Wednesday)

  • Kathleen McDermott

    The term “smart” is perfect. As are the outfits. A tweed jacket is such a nice completer piece.

    • Jodie Filogomo


  • Jodie, I love the cut of your jacket on you…so cute. Thanks for sharing your style flair on the My Refined Style Linkup. See you next month!


  • I love a great tweed jacket and these are great ones! Thanks for sharing with us on My Refined Style!
    xo Jennifer

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jennifer!

  • “Smart” is a great new name for this category!
    Thank you Jodie.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      No…thanks to you Samantha!!

  • The shoes are the bomb! I love tweed jackets but until I have Jackie O’s figure, I steer away from them. All that nubby texture on top of my own chunky texture — just doesn’t work!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Okay….you made me laugh…I’d never think of tweed that way—but truthfully I don’t think you should discount all of them. My tweed jacket is a relatively thin material—and if the jacket is shaped well, you’ll look just like Jackie O!! 🙂 But really, aren’t shoes the best—I always say, I love them the best because you can gain 5 pounds and they still fit!!

  • I’m a fan of tweed and have a few pieces in my closet. It’s a nice classic, and you can dress it up or down fairly easily.

    Chic on the Cheap

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for reading Lydia!!

  • l. justus

    I just adore tweed jackets . In fact I have one that I recently “grew out of” but can’t bare to part with it . I will put it in the back of my closet…who knows 🙂 You ladies look lovely today ! thanks for sharing this Post at Wearing with Wisdom #136 on

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Leticia! Sometimes there are ways to add a gusset to it—I’m always trying to figure out a way to make thing work!!

  • dan

    A tweed jacket is something I should buy myself! Its mix of colours makes it very easy to match…the close up shows well Nancy jacket’s colours : a very nice combination!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Dan—I have one from 10 years ago that hasn’t seen the light of day in ages….this was a good reminder I should pull it out!!

  • I love tweed…it adds great texture to an outfit and that extra punch of visual interest

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tara!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    Tweed jackets are a fabulous classic. Our Temps have been so mild this season I fear I will miss the opportunity to style beloved pieces. I have a bright pink and brown tweed that I love. Your more cropped version is great and I love the greens of Nancy’s. Love the pink blouse paired with Mom’s orange.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ok… not fair rubbing it in about the weather….we have at least 6 inches of new snow today!! You can send me your tweed jacket and I’ll make sure it gets some lovin’ this season!!!! ha ha!

  • I love a cute tweed jacket…and all three of yours fit the bill!! Yes, you all do look “smartly dressed!”

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Darlene!!

  • That green jacket–LOVE LOVE LOVE! I’m enjoying your blog, glad I found you via the group!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carol—what a nice sentiment!! I’ll tell Nancy that her jacket is your fave! You’ll see it again on Thursday & Saturday!!

  • Laura

    Love your fun tweed jackets! Tweed is such a great material. I love all the pretty colors and variations that can be seen in it!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura! I used to think tweed was only for professor types, but I think they’ve come a long way!!