Tweed Jacket 4 (Ladylike)

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Tweed for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Making Tweed Ladylike

Quote of the day: “Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.  It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose” – Helen Keller

These colder months are made for tweed with the heavier material, the mixing of textures, and the interesting color it creates. But tweed, and especially the tweed jacket can be thought of as professorish or stuffy. And, of course, there in lies a challenge. This challenge was dreamed up by the other mother/daughter bloggers-Sheela & Eve that we’ve collaborated with many times before–see those partnerships here, here & here.

The three of us older women have taken these exact same jackets and styled them in February of 2016, here, here & here. I always say, that having an item in your closet that can be versatile, is a success in my mind!

Now this group of posts is all about dichotomy of fashion. The yin & yang to make a style more fun. Thus the sober and intellectual tweed got it’s first challenge to be styled ladylike. Let’s see if it’s how you would have interpreted this category? Tell me in the comments how you would do it!! And make sure to click over to Sheela & Eve’s blogs to see different details—there can be a load of small details that get missed in just one photo!

Eve of the World According to Eve: Pink, floral & a dress. These are definitely my thoughts when it comes to ladylike details! Eve & I must have been on the same wavelength when we chose our dresses for this category! See, style can transcend age!


Sheela of Sheela Writes: Sheela’s tweed jacket is a much subtler tweed, and it’s got a fabulous fur collar. She added her lacey shirt under it and an amazing statement necklace! Doesn’t the necklace remind you of my necklace from our Animal Print in your Accessories post?


Tweed Blazer with Fur Collar – H&M~~Lace Top – Olivia Palermo~~Coated Cropped Jeans – Forever 21~~Booties – GX by Gwen Stefani~~Necklace – Mirina Collections (gifted)~~Lipstick – Posie by Kylie Cosmetics

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: When I think ladylike, I automatically think of a dress. But then I also had to consider the colors in my jacket. So I pulled this flower, slip dress from the back recesses of my wardrobe. It was handed down to me when my dear friend passed away (see the story here).

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I’ve really only worn the dress once or twice because it’s a slip dress and I’ve never been too enamored with that style. But they are gaining in  popularity, so maybe I’ll figure out how to style it better. But I thought the colors went nicely with my tweed jacket?

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

In keeping with the feminine theme, I grabbed a Victorian style necklace and simple earrings and a bracelet.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

The only reason I added the scarf was to detract somewhat from the tweed being so prominent. Maybe it was unneeded? I also put on my reddest lipstick and pointiest pumps! Hear me roar!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Dress: Arden B (similar here)~~Jacket: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: Newport News (similar here with a lower heel)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Bracelet: similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Another detail that I consider quite feminine is ruffles and laciness. That’s the reason for putting Nancy in her beige skirt along with the lace extender.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I was trying to be creative and artistic with the necklace by turning it around backwards. Needless to say it looks a little wonky this way.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I love the lace extender with this skirt. To me, it almost looks like it’s part of the skirt and mirrors the ruffles & detailing that is at the hemline.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

The reason I added the burgundy boots was to pull in the burgundy from the velvet tank top that is under Nancy’s jacket. However, you really don’t notice the tank top and I think the boots are almost too dark? Any suggestions on what would make it better?

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Skirt: Plaza South (similar here a little more all over ruffles)~~Jacket: Cold Water Creek (similar here)~~Lace Extender: Lace & Grace (here it won’t go straight to the item, so look under shop and then Lace Extenders—it’s there!)~~Top: Alex (similar here)~~Boots: Enzo Angiolini (similar here in an OTK version)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: For mom’s take on making her tweed jacket ladylike, I thought I’d give some variety  by styling her with pants instead of a skirt or dress. So I grabbed the newest acquisition to her closet with these pastel colored trousers.

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

I had mom put on her lace shirt under the tweed and then we went crazy with the pearls! My mom thought the brooch might be too much with everything else, but I kinda liked it. What do you think?

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

The pearl neck tie was handed down to mom from her step mom over 20 years ago. Now having pearls and a necktie be together is a true example of dichotomy in a clothing item, huh?

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

We kept the shoes light in color by going with her gold ballet flats! It was actually quite warm this day, so she didn’t even need hose or socks to keep her feet warm!

Women over 50 Wearing a Tweed Jacket.

Pants: Old Navy (similar here)~~Jacket: Liz Claiborne-thrifted (similar here with zippers)~~Top: Gaviota (similar here in a white, blouse version)~~Shoes: SO (similar here)~~Tie: (similar here with diamonds and totally out of my price range)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Brooch: (similar here in a grape cluster)

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So of course, I had to feature some other tweed jackets, in case your closet is lacking in the said item!

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Oh I ❤️ tweed jackets. I eternally search for them. So pretty with the florals, lace and pearls above. As with animal prints, I love to pair tweeds with everything I can. So many options for tweed jackets to beautify an outfit. And now the weather is changing to allow me to so. Yea! I found 3 at Goodwill this summer – they are in the bullpen anxious for their turn at bat.

    • They really are the cat’s meow, wouldn’t you say?? And to find them at the thrift store is wonderful!!
      Thanks Kathleen!!

  • These are all such pretty jackets…I love that they all contain fun colors!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tara!!

  • Rosy Flynn

    I love these looks, tweed has always been a favourite look of mine but I’d never got round to actually buying anything tweed and instead, admire it on everyone else 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, you certainly can’t have everything in your closet (except in my mom’s case—ha ha—it’s sooooo packed full)
      Thanks for stopping by Rosy—I really appreciate it!

  • You all look so chic and fabulous. A tweed jacket is so classic and timeless! Love the inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    Ann-Marie |

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Ann-Marie!!

  • I am a big fan of tweed…it is such a quality classic. (I know, hard to believe I like quality classic pieces…ha ha! but I do : ) )

    What really took my breath away was your dress Jodie. I need to see that in full…on it’s own. It is stunning.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      But, of course, you love quality pieces Suzanne—the nice thing is you like them from every era!! (That’s how I see it!)
      And, I’ll wear the dress on it’s own this summer. I’m taking my own advice, and wearing what’s in my closet (notice, I say nothing about not buying more—ha ha), and I might as well figure out how to style it!!

  • Love the tweed jacket! You all look lovely! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cielo!!

  • All of you are rocking the tweed! Love it!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Brooke!!

  • You Gals look Fabulous. I love a tweed jacket and looking for one. The colors of your Mom’s jacket and eyewear is my fave. Enjoy the Holidays!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Neti!
      My mom will be thrilled by your comment!

  • Love the details Jodie, and those heels are fierce! Love the rose dress, such a pretty print. I always love to mix textures in fall, espceially tweed. Great jackets!
    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It really does make it so fun to mix textures and prints now!!
      I can’t believe how far I’ve come!!

  • A tweed jacket is so classic and timeless! Loving all of this inspiration. You guys all look so chic.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!

  • What a gorgeous collection of tweed coats! All styles are beautiful Jodie! And I love the beautiful jewelry you ladies are wearing! Hope you have a wonderful holiday! xo

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Luci!!
      I have to admit that I am an accessory junkie, so it’s very hard not to add it in for my outfits! I’m sure some people think I go overboard, but it’s fun!

  • Loving each jacket, such beautiful colors. A classic piece with so many different interpretations, all stunning!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mary!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    These tweed jackets are so pretty on all of you! I really like how you can just pick a color from the stitching and go with it. The red dress just looks lovely with yours! That tie your mom is wearing is so unique and really, really pretty on her! I have never seen anything like that, but I love it!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carrie!
      I have to say that before blogging, I would only have worn solids with a tweed jacket, but it’s been so fun experimenting with more!!
      When I told my mom that the only pearl neck tie I could find like hers was $11,000 I thought she was going to pass out! 🙂

  • What lovely tweed jackets! They are classic & always look ladylike in my opinion! I’m exicted to see how else you style these jackets

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle!
      It’s been really fun to see what we can come up with for these jackets—because I’m so guilty of getting in a rut with my clothes!

  • Jodie, I like that you’ve added to your image this beautiful scarf, the combination looks really stunning! Your mom’s spectacle frame is just a bomb!)) Like this post!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Olya!!
      I keep wanting my mom to get a couple more fun pair of glasses, but she thinks she has enough!

  • All of your tweed outfits and jackets are gorgeous. I would love to own a tweed jacket, I’ll have to keep an eye out for a bargain. I think you styled yours beautifully over a slip dress.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the nice words, Amy!
      I bet you can find a great tweed jacket at the thrift or consignment stores, if you don’t mind already worn pieces? That’s where I bought my mom’s for this series!!

  • I know the intention today is juxtaposition (and you did a great job), but I am just loving EACH of these jackets… SO pretty!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Em!!
      I think I’ve always loved tweed because there are usually a multitude of colors in the material!!

  • Such a great idea for a theme. I haven’t had a tweed jacket in a while but may need to add one to my closet. You all look so pulled together.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!
      Tweed jackets have been around so long, that I’ve seen some great ones at the thrift stores—-I figure even if they aren’t the most trendiest piece right now, they’ll be back!

  • You definitely found a way to make tweed ladylike! I like all looks. And I love your dress! You’ll definitely have to find a way to wear it more often – such a pretty print!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea for such a nice comment!
      I had to laugh when I started seeing slip dresses on many bloggers because I thought I’ll never buy one of those dresses. And then when looking through my closet, look what I find? Funny!

  • As usual very interesting post) Thanks for sharing)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I appreciate you stopping by and giving your voice!

  • Olga Rani

    That’s an interesting idea to gather different women wearing same type of garment in one post! To see all these ladies styling their jackets in their own personal way is very inspiring! I like the scarf in your styling, I think it kind of completes the look. And that lady in her 70s – simply stunning!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Olga!!
      It has been a fun venture trying to show a theme between us women of 3 generations!!
      My mom will very much appreciate the compliment—I forwarded the comment to her!!

    • Charlotte Miller

      Thanks for your kind remarks. I like the expression-what’s old is new again. As we recycle our unique style items.

  • dan

    You look radiant, Jolie! Should wear the dress more often…beautiful jacket ( which also has an extra value ).
    I like how you styled tweed in the three outfits . Nancy ‘s is my favourite for the combination with lace…

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the kind words Dan!!
      Tweed is such a fun material to try to play around with in these challenges!!

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    Such gorgeous looks! AWESOME POST!. Happy holidays!
    Much love, Len

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Len!
      Happy holidays to you too!!

  • I’m a HUGE fan of tweed jackets! You look amazing in that slip dress!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Tweed is one of those classics —kinda like red jeans 🙂
      Thanks for the nice compliment, Darlene!

  • I love how you ladies picked up on tones in the tweed by using accent colours!! Looks lovely!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Joti!!

  • Lauren Blair .

    Oh my goodness, I’m very into tweed jackets and blazers and would totally wear all of these! What a fun winter post! Great quote by Helen Keller too! XO

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lauren!!

  • Tweed is definitely a masculine look and I love how everyone added some florals, light colors and other accessories to add a feminine flare to it! I especially love that pearl tie! So unique and fabulous!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ruth!!
      Isn’t that pearl tie necklace so interesting? And the only one I could find like it was $11.000—crazy!!!

  • Laura

    I love tweed, but it does tend to look a bit masculine so I like how you paired it with feminine pieces like florals, lace, and pearls!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!

  • Whitney

    I love tweed. it’s so classic and can be worn so many ways.

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t it just a classic? Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • I love the Chanel vibes of tweeted blazers. You ladies look so chic !


    Tamara –

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tamara!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Great tweed jackets!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nicole!!

  • Tweed jackets are the best! I love all the looks here. Hope you are having a lovely start to your week.

    Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Gemma!!

  • Kimberly Miller

    So many great looks here! I love tweed jackets; they’re so classic.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kimberly!
      And if you’re old, like us, there’s usually at least one already in our closet—so might as well wear it, right?

      • Kimberly Miller

        Lol, right! The great thing about the best trends is they always come back around.

  • Judy Gramith

    Ah the ultimately classic tweed jacket!
    My favorite qualities of tweed are that it’s textural, colorful, traditional and classic. For me it always feels very European and for that reason requires specific fabrics paired with it (corduroy, suede, wools and leathers) for the lower half. I see turtlenecks, paisley silk blouses, or creamy ruffled blouses beneath it. In my view (clearly biased) Ralph Lauren does tweeds best. Who knew I was a tweed bigot!? =O
    All of your jackets are beautiful! I love the lively colors in them and I think they offer lots of opportunities for fashion play.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love that title—the tweed bigot—very amusing!!
      Such great ideas you’ve voiced here, Jude!!
      I see another series in our tweed jacket future!!

  • Love this!!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jaymie!!

  • RedTagChicLA

    Tweed is my favorite plush material and you wore it so fabulously!!!

    Come check out my latest look after a 3-week hibernation – I am sure you’ll love it!

    Happy Holidays!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rebecca!!
      I love that you used the term hibernation—-that’s so apt!!

  • Nicely done! You aptly proven how versatile a tweed jacket can be. Your slip dress and tweed combo looks fabulous, Jodie, and I think the boots in Nancy’s look give it a country vibe that is unique and sporty.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      You could totally be right about Nancy’s boots—thanks for your point of view, Rena!!

  • Oh yes! I love tweed! I had a jacket simular as Nancy s! And every winter I am looking for the perfect tweed skirt but I never seem to find one!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s a fabulous material, isn’t it Nancy?