Tweed for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Making it More Fun
Quote of the day: “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” – Japanese Proverb
Tweed can be thought of as stuffy or masculine. And thus Sheela & Eve challenged us to see how we could liven it up and make the material into something fun and exciting! Well, at least something you’d wear everyday!
Much of my focal point in this blog is to actually wear the clothes we have in our closets. By taking one item and trying to make it work for other occasions can be a great challenge. I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets into a rut with their clothing items. For example, if I wear a piece for dress up and then that’s the only way I think of it the rest of the time.
So this collaboration with Sheela & Eve has pushed us to really stretch our imagination on wearing our tweed jackets! Now the punk version, here and the ladylike version, here may certainly be a little more dramatic than what you’d normally style together, but hopefully we could still be helpful about how to wear your tweed jacket differently than you usually wear it! And my reader/bloggette joined us for this category too—make sure to read to the bottom of the post, to see her look!
Eve of the World According to Eve: Now tell me this polka dot shirt doesn’t make you smile? And with those sunglasses—Eve looks absolutely terrific!
Sheela of Sheela Writes: Since Sheela is always styling fun into her wardrobe (usually with her outstanding footwear), so this outfit is nothing other than her fascinating norm.
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: This category was the easiest for me! Because I like the idea of fun and thus I threw my fur vest over top of the jacket! I also wore my baby flare jeans for a little variety!
I copied Eve from our Borrow from the Boy’s series where she added a pin to her choker necklace. So I thought that this lipstick pin would add some whimsey to the look!
I’ve had these color block boots in my closet for years, and I’ve lately been seeing the same kind on other bloggers! Thus I pulled my out again. It looks like the toes need a little TLC before I wear them again!
And this is exactly what I wore when we went to downtown Littleton to shop on Small Business Saturday. This great mural is outside Spur Coffee so since we used it for the photos, we had to go in and try the coffee too!!
Jeans: Gap (similar here in a dark wash)~~Vest: (similar here)~~Jacket: Mom made it (similar here)~~Top: LOFT (similar here)~~Boots: Mossimo-thrifted (similar here in greys or here with a brown)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: Bauble Bar (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Since Nancy already wore a graphic t-shirt in the last category, I figured we’d have her throw on a sweatshirt this time!
You really could wear your tweed jacket like an overcoat—you know, one that you take off once you get to your destination! Since there was so much color on the top half of her body, I had Nancy put on her white jeans! And then her oxford like shoes were the perfect finish.
I had Nancy also put on her red bandanna because it went with the casual vibe. Looking back at these photos now, it almost seems like too much red. I wished I had gone with something different.
But I do love how the sweatshirt hangs out under the jacket. To me, it gives it more of a relaxed feel instead of stuffy!!
Jeans: Chicos (similar here)~~Jacket: Cold Water Creek (similar here)~~Sweatshirt: Just Me (similar here with a snowflake)~~Shoes: Cole Haan (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Now it’s mom’s turn. I figured this was the perfect time for her to wear a graphic tee that I bought her many moons ago (you’ll see a closeup below)!
The earrings remind me of a dress I used to have. They are like huge sequins, but not quite as sparkly! Mom calls them spangles…does anyone know if they have a real name?
And here’s the t-shirt. The back of it shows the left lobe of the teacher’s brain—and it’s just as funny, IMO!
As for the rest of the outfit, I had mom wear her rust colored jeans. I figure they are a little out of the ordinary, yet still casual! The lace up flats were perfect for this day since it hadn’t gotten too cold yet! Although really she could wear them with hose when it does get colder!
Jeans: Chaus (similar here)~~Jacket: Liz Claiborne-thrifted (similar here with zippers)~~Top: Hanes (similar here)~~Shoes: Should Out through Groupdealz (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here in silver & smaller and here in black with tassels)
Jude (Our Blogette): After Jude commented on Monday’s post claiming that Ralph Lauren does tweeds the best, she then channeled his look into her outfit and texted it to me! I thought it was a perfect addition to our fun category with the hat & did you notice the camo boots?
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And here’s some tweed to take you from head to toe: