Western Wear 3 (Accessories)

Fashion for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Western Wear for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Accessories

Quote of the day: “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”  – Carl Bard

This series idea was the brainstorm of Janet, one of my lovely readers of the blog. I really couldn’t figure out a third category for this subject that we might have in our closets. Even though we live in Denver, Colorado, the three of us don’t have a lot of western clothing in our closets! But Janet came up with the thought of many different components, so I grouped it into this section and called it accessories!

As usual, I researched and figured out what we had in our closets so we could show you a variety of doodads that might be considered “Western.” My mom wore a western type of belt, Nancy wore a bandanna as a neck scarf, and I donned a hat (although it’s not exactly a cowboy hat—but it’s close, right?)

If you missed the first two posts about this same subject, my goal was to wear a western piece with other contemporary items. We started the series with footwear (here) and continued with turquoise jewelry (here). Who else out there is a Western Wear lover? Let me know in the comment below—I love to hear your thoughts!!

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I have to fess up and give credit to Nancy for the hat. I used to have a room full of hats in our other house, but when we downsized, I let most of them go! But to tell you the truth, I’m not even sure if I had a cowboy hat—-since I’m not a cowgirl, I guess I never saw the need!!

The fringe vest was a impulse buy when Charming Charlies had one of their $10 sales! There was a lot of material in the front portions, so I just cut off about 3 inches on each side. It’s still not super flattering, but it’s fun!

I picked an orange sweater to add some color to the outfit. I tend to reach for a long necklace with cardigan & vest that don’t close–to me it keep the eyes looking vertical!

Jeans: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Vest:Charming Charlies (similar here a little darker)~~Sweater: LOFT-thrifted (similar here as a v-neck)~~Shoes: Schutz (similar here all teal but neat heels)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Hat: (similar here)

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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: The bandanna is probably something many of us have in our closets? I’d consider this a western wear item since you always see them on cowboys!

I think this bandanna or scarf close to the neck is multi advantageous. For one thing, it can add a complimentary color closer to your face if your shirt isn’t the best color for you. And secondly, it can camouflage any neck characteristics that you’re not loving!

Since I had Nancy wear browns for her top & bottom, I used the bandanna in this outfit to bring in some color along with the shoes & jewelry!!

Pants: Chicos (similar here in solid brown or other prints)~~Top: Sonoma (similar here)~~Shoes: Lifestride (similar here with a buckle)~~Scarf: (similar here as a pocket square)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here not really similar but neat!)

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Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: This may not be the large western belt that you would imagine. But I think the silver detailing on the buckle gives it that western wear air.

Since it’s a light colored belt, I had mom throw on a dark dress. Since it’s a sheath dress, we added a jacket too! I kept the shoes neutral & added a little more blue with her earrings.

Mom made this wool bolero from some Pendleton Wool many years ago.  She acquired the material on our summer trip to Seattle probably about 40 years ago. Some people buy souvenirs when they go travelling; my mom buys material!!

Dress: Styleworks (similar here in faux suede)~~Vest: Mom made(similar here as a shirt jacket)~~Shoes: Anne Klein (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)


Jude (Blogette): And here’s Jude last summer in North Dakota on a trip to Teddy Roosevelt National Park. Not only is she sporting a hat like the one I’m wearing, but she also is wearing a great print mixing example!!

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  • Kathleen McDermott

    Love your outfit. Can’t believe the vest, which is so cool, is a bargain buy. Nancy’s bandana gives her outfit such a cute western flair. With regard to Charlotte’s outfit, I thought the bolero jacket (darling) was the western touch since it has that western blanket look. Like Nancy’s bandana, it adds such a cool touch.

    • Thanks Kathleen!!
      I can totally see how you thought my mom’s bolero was western. I think it’s one of those pieces that really could look so different depending on what it’s paired with!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Echoing what Rena said below — You’ve demonstrated how much the little things, like necklaces, hats, bandanas impact the entire feel of an outfit with this post! You all do look quite western (and fabulous)! Also, Jude looks like a catalog model in that photo! Why isn’t she blogging again? 🙂


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I asked Jude this question too!! She said for now it’s too much work! Well I can relate to that—ha ha!!
      Maybe I’ll twist her arm one of these days and get her to start her own blog!!

  • Jodie, you’ve proven that sometimes all it takes is a little touch or detail to bring across a motif. You all look great and the fringe on you vest is fabulous. Thank you for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the vote of confidence Rena. I really wasn’t sure I’d like doing this theme, but it turned out fun!!

  • Queen of Rods

    Love your outfit and everyone’s accessories…and I completely understand about “fabric souvenirs” like your Mom’s Pendleton wool. If you’re ever in Washougal, WA, the Pendleton tour at their factory is excellent….from the dyeing of the wool, to the weaving, to the finished product…and there’s an outlet store there too 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      So have you gotten much there at the factory?? Are you a seamstress also??
      Maybe this is where she got her fabric—we were out there when I was 12 or so!!

      • Queen of Rods

        The Pendleton store in Portland focuses on fabric for purchase, and I have bought a few pieces there. I seem to spend more at the clothing outlet 🙂 I used to consider myself a seamstress, but now am more of a fabric “collector” and a refashionista 🙂 I really should use up some of that fabric…

        • Jodie Filogomo

          That’s what my mom keeps saying—she need to use it up before she kicks the bucket–ha ha! She knows i won’t really use it like she does!!!

  • This post makes me want to sing ‘Rawhide’ at the top of my voice! What neat touches you’ve given to each outfit; a really clever theme, Jodie.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Just so you know, I’ve never seen Rawhide—but thanks to you I’m going to be singing it all day long!!! 🙂

  • Wonderful! Love your hat, Jodie, and your mom’s jewelry. Thanks for sharing the looks with Vis Monday!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Patti–it was a fun theme since we don’t dress this way often!!

  • Love this all styles, really cool and beautiful 🙂

    -Lily Kanaya

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Lily!!

  • Tessy Onyia

    Great styles, lovely photos. Amazing as always!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tessy!! I appreciate it!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    What a neat theme! I don’t usually see western styled outfits on the blogs I read, but I used to be really into country music and I would dress up for time to time when we went to the country night club (which was when I was younger) and now I want to go look for my old cowboy hat! 🙂 My favorite is that vest and how clever to use a bandana as a neck-tie for a little western flair. You all look great!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Carrie!
      I still listen to country music at times—especially now that it’s a mix of pop & country!
      But I hardly dress in it for real life. Who knows…it may become in style one of these days, and then I’ll have a couple outfits already in my queue!!

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    All 3 are great looks!
    Adi xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Adi!!

  • I love the western-inspired accessories! They show that you can add just a bit of western-type clothing/accessories to an outfit.

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think that’s the truth Andrea!!

  • You straightened your hair!! I never thought I’d say this as I love curls (I have straight hair so it figures I love curls). Then I saw your yellow contribution in Adrienne’s How to wear my yellow. And I was gobsmacked. I LOVE that outfit, the hair, the glasses, everything. You look like a perfect model. Honestly, what a girl you are.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love my hair straight too Greetje!! It always amazes me how different (at least to me) it looks when it’s straight!!
      Now that I’m retired I should take the time to figure out how to do it myself!! And those are my favorite photos of myself lately—I know I’m not usually photogenic but for some reason that day was different!!
      Thanks for the love!! It’s nice to know I can look good at times, right—ha ha!!??

      • Good is not the right word. FAB is better.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          You’re way too nice—but thanks!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Your hat is somewhere between that of a South American gaucho/cowboy and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Bloggers
    😉 I think. You look really cute Jodie!
    I also LOVE the red bandana with Nancy’s platinum hair . It lights up her complexion! And Charlotte just never ceases to amaze with the variety of fun, fashion creations from her sewing machine. Her bolero looks hotter than “Gunsmoke” with that western belt!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny when you sent that picture over…I was thinking that our hats were similar—at least with the holes in the top portion. Yours is a little more western shaped!!
      Thanks so much for being part of this Jude—-I love having others be excited about this!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    You gals are so cute! Jodie, I like that vest and even though that wasn’t your focal point, I think you could have used it just as easily, because it reminds me of Native American handiwork. Nancy and Mom are styling as always. Great series! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I bought the vest because I’ve been loving the whole fringe thing lately Amy—just like your last post!
      I think I missed out on this trend the first time it came around—and for some reason it seems so fun!! So I’m making up for lost time!!!
      Happy Weekend!!

  • Great looks Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Nancy!!

  • Loving your vest…and the bolero your mom made!! If I sewed, I would also collect material when I went on trips. Your mom is one smart cookie!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is a great souvenir to collect material when you go travelling—but can we talk about the amount in her basement—ha ha!!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I’ve been so busy getting cruise ready that I missed the beginning of this series and had to go back and check them out. I adore the jewelry and your jeans boots. The hat is wonderful and paired with the fringe vest even more Western inspired.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It was fun to stretch my imagination and wear things I don’t normally wear for this theme!!!
      I hope you have a terrific time on your cruise (how could you not???) !!!