Camisoles 3 (Under a Blazer)

Camisoles for Women in their 50's through 70's.

Camisoles for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Under a Blazer

Quote of the day: “Ah, kindness.  What a simple way to tell another struggling soul that there is love to be found in this world.”  – A. A. Malee

As my last post of the camisole series, I’m showing us all wearing the item as your shirt under a blazer. We first started this challenge by putting a cami under a shirt, here. Then we showed a different cami under a dress here. Have you worn them all these ways before?

Originally, I rationalized that I would consider wearing a camisole under another piece of clothing for modesty sake. But there’s also another great reason to wear one. You can add some extra color to your outfits with these pieces!

And even though it’s getting colder outside, if you spend the majority of your time inside, then possibly you dress yourself for temperate temperatures. In those cases, wearing a camisole under a blazer could be a year round possibility!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: This blazer was a fabulous find at the consignment store! Since it’s quite colorful on it’s own, I matched my camisole to blend in with it.

Camisoles for Women in their 50's through 70's.

I have a couple of these camisoles that have lace edging at both the top and the bottom. Many times I end up tucking in the bottom portion, but this time I thought I’d let it show.

Camisoles for Women in their 50's through 70's.

Camisoles for Women in their 50's through 70's.

I even left off a necklace on purpose, so that the focal point rested on the blazer & camisole. I did add in a bracelet which I won last year! I also need to get around to shortening these jeans!! They are next on the list!

Camisoles for Women in their 50's through 70's.

Jeans: Juicy Couture (similar here)~~Blazer: Renate Nucci-thrifted (similar here with flowers but in B & W, and here in pink)~~Cami Under: (similar here)~~Shoes: Abound (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy had a velvet jacket hiding in her closet, so I had her throw it on. We also pulled out her lace extender to have the camisole be a fun surprise at the bottom portion of the jacket.

Camisoles for Women in their 50's through 70's.

Even though we had Nancy wear jeans with this outfit, I thought some pretty bling would be nice by her face!

Camisoles for Women in their 50's through 70's.

We styled this lace extender in a blog series here, here & here last March, if you’d like to revisit those posts!

Camisoles for Women in their 50's through 70's.

Camisoles for Women in their 50's through 70's.

Jeans: Lee (similar here)~~Jacket: Alex (similar here as a blazer and here as a bomber, but tres expensive!)~~Cami Under: Grace & Lace(here)~~Shoes: Ecco (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: My mom has sewn a couple of her camisoles hanging in her closet. This turquoise one is made of silk with a raw edge on the bottom. Since it’s so pretty, we decided to leave the blazer unbuttoned so you could appreciate it!

Camisoles for Women in their 50's through 70's.

My mom actually recreated this blazer. It was started by a friend, who lost interest in it many years ago. So my mom finished putting it together and made it look great!

Camisoles for Women in their 50's through 70's.

Since the camisole is a turquoise blue, we accessorized with the same color in her jewelry and even her shoes!

Camisoles for Women in their 50's through 70's.

Camisoles for Women in their 50's through 70's.

Pants: Belly-B-Gone (similar here)~~Blazer: Mom recreated it (similar here)~~Cami Under: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes:Ellen Tracy (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here earrings included)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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Another option for the same job as a camisole, would be a short sleeve shirt:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    I really like the camisoles chosen for each of these jackets. It is distinctly different than wearing a sleeveless blouse – more sleek and clean. Your pink cami is so sweet with the lace peeking out along the hem. I love Nancy’s extender. And Charlotte’s cropped cami is very chic. I think we’d have a gaping hole in our wardrobes without our camis!

    • I used to wear short sleeved shirts under many of my blazers and cardigans when I was working!! I guess that’s why I never considered camis!! But I’m starting to increase my collection—and that’s a good thing!!

  • Laura

    All my camis are plain but seeing yours with lace makes me think I need to expand my collection! Love the layering power they bring to these outfits!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really only have one print cami and I need to figure out what to wear it with to get more use out of it.
      The ones I’m really enjoying lately are the lace trimmed ones! It’s maybe more subtle, yet very fun!

  • Maria Flux

    Provocative idea! Love the look!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Maria!!

  • I like that you point out that a cami doesn’t just have to be functional. It can also add a pop of color, contrast, or texture if it has lace trim. I have to wear camis under so many different items that I had to start buying them in different colors, prints, and with lace trim just so they’d feel fun and not obligatory. I love your lace cami with the floral blazer. The lace and muted colors feel soft and dreamy, but the army green pants keep it from feeling too delicate and sweet.

    <3 Liz

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s actually a great way to look at them Liz—fun not obligatory!!
      I certainly think about them tons more now that I put together this series. In fact, I just threw one on halfway through the day on Friday because my striped shirt must have shrunk in the wash and was wanting to show off my midrift!!

  • Tessy Onyia

    Amazing! am so loving these looks Jodie! Perfect! I love camisoles.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tessy!!

  • I really need to get one of those lace extenders…
    I’m a huge fan of camisoles with blazers. You all look fab!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They do add some fun to a more basic outfit!!
      I know for Nancy’s extender, I shortened it under the bustline to keep both scallops at the bottom….but for mine, I just removed one of the scallops!!

  • A camisole is a great way to add some interest to an outfit. All three of you look great!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Andrea!!
      I have been wearing them so much more ever since styling these outfits for this blog. I think sometimes I just need the reminder!!

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    All three looks are great! i really love that blazer! Such a great print and color!
    Stylin In St. Louis

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jacqueline!!
      There’s even a skirt that matches this blazer—but I haven’t been brave enough to wear them together—it seems like way too much print to me!!

  • PetiteOver40

    This is the look I was talking about in my comments earlier — cami layered under a blazer! Yay! Your mom’s is closest to what I actually had in mind because it can be worn more open and visible without looking like an undergarment. Perhaps yours and Nancy’s camisoles could be worn similarly?

    At any rate, all three of you look amazing! I LOVE your blazer with the fringed cuffs. So fun! And Nancy is so on trend now with that velvet blazer and those metallic shoes! Finally, yet again, your mom blows my mind with her sewing skills — and it’s because the end result looks so incredible!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know Nancy couldn’t really wear her cami (lace extender) with the blazer open, because I ended up shortening it under the bust line—so there’s this strange horizontal line there! Looking at these photos, I might even suggest to Nancy, that I remove the bottom lace panel too…just so it’s not quite so long. I did that on my lace extender and I think it worked out great!!
      Thanks for always being so supportive of my family, Sherry—I can’t tell you how much it means to me!!

  • I love the lacy bits peeking out at the hem. You all three look marvelous! xox


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Patti!
      The only bad thing about this lace is it does tear somewhat easily when I pull it down—luckily (since there are already holes in lace) you don’t notice too much! Ha ha
      Happy Sunday!

  • Great looks, I love your mums blazer, Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!! She really did a great job, because it needed a lot of TLC and changes!!

  • The subtle, colorful stripe on your mom’s blazer is absolutely fantastic! Bringing out the blues with the shades of brown was a great choice. Nancy’s lace extender is so pretty – reminds me I want to add one to my closet. And your floral jacket – Ah-Mazing. Also, don’t you just love hemming jeans? Ha.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      For now, I don’t mind hemming jeans just because it’s still relatively new and fun. It’s finding the time to do it—-they are sitting right next to me now—I should get to it this week—so I can wear these jeans more!!
      Thanks for the kind words, Jennie! I really appreciate it!

  • I love your outfit Jodie! Beautiful jacket, and great pants too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Nancy!!

  • Beautiful outfits all, Jodie, brava!! I love that you left the lace bits peeking out, such a subtle hint at being a tad saucy. And the print of your blazer is just fantabulous. Then we have Nancy’s STUNNING velvet jacket, simply divine. I would’ve loved to have seen her strut in her animal print booties with this. And your mum, such a maestro with the needle. You know, your Mum’s style reminds me so much of the character Miranda (Sex In The City). I know not why. Do you think she’d ever agree to wearing that gorgeous tweed blazer with a print pant?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sheela!!
      I think I need you in my brain when I’m styling these outfits Sheela—because Nancy’s leopard booties would have been a great addition to this outfit!! In fact I just styled them with her maxi skirt and I’m not sure it was a good fit—but she’s on vaca so I can’t retake the photos!! Sometimes I’m in too much of a hurry and need to slow down!!
      As for mom and wearing print pants with this blazer—I bet she would. She’s gotten a little more adventuresome in her mixing of print—and this blazer really looks almost like a solid anyways!
      ps…I have to tell you that you’re a wonderful/terrible influence on me—I loved that embroidered leather jacket of yours so much, I was actually perusing online stores for one. And can I tell you my closet needs no additions? Ha ha!!

  • Camisoles can be wardrobe savers!! I have several that I wear with things that show a little to much in the chest area. Love your jeans, that olive color is so hot for fall! Thank you for linking up to #UntamedStyle!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny because I don’t really even think of camisoles as part of my wardrobe—they are almost a necessity instead!!
      Thanks for stopping by Veronica!!

  • Fabulous blazers! Perfect for fall!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Cielo!!

  • I especially love the lacy cami’s under the blazers. That extra touch of detail goes a long way!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle!!
      I like the lacieness too—especially when it’s not all in your face!!
      Happy Weekend!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    All three looks are wonderful. I love your blazer and my love for olive is strong lately. Velvet is such a big trend for the season as is purple. Love pairing the dressy elements with jeans. Mom is as delightful as always and even more so when you note her handi work in creating those pieces.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tracey!!
      I’ve been laughing at how many olive green items I’ve seemed to accumulate lately—-I blame the retail stores for having it as an option…and since I didn’t have much in my closet, I needed to fill that void!! Ha ha!

  • linda

    I think you did a great job with all of your outfits..I love them all. I have never worn a cami like these, but I think I will give it s try!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the lovely comment Linda!
      I think the more I know about the options with an item…the more likely I think about it and actually wear it!!
      Happy Weekend!!

  • First off Jodie, Ill have what your mom Charlotte, is having. She always looks like she is enjoying herself in pictures 🙂 Love a pretty cami with a blazer. Your blazer is so so pretty, i love the soft colors and those olive ( right? ) jeans. The purple velvet really stands out and I need a lace extender for one of my dresses. Your mom looks lovely with the pop of turquoise.
    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny with my mom—when she does her “normal” smile, it tends to look like a grimace—-so I have to get her laughing in order for the pictures to portray her fabulousness!!
      I wasn’t looking for olive jeans, but when I was shopping with mom I found them at Kohl’s for $10—how could I resist. And I’ve been on such an olive green kick lately—that’s probably why I gravitated toward that pair of your two ankle boots!!
      Thanks for such a lovely comment Jess!!

  • Judy Gramith

    The blazers are very different in style, color and texture but they’re all very pretty and unique.
    Your print blazer has a very unique color and print and I really like the matching cami because it allows the blazer to be the focal point of your outfit.
    I’m reading that velvet is making a big return to fashion for fall and winter so Nancy is right on trend. The pretty lace dropping well below her blazer is also cool. I think I’d do a darker shoe and a floral scarf that has purples and rose tone colors that compliment her blazer and rosy cheeks.
    Charlotte’s blazer is very traditional and such a gorgeous muted stripe. I think she looks perfect in the turquoise cami and yet another of her own faboo (blazer) creations!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jude!!
      When I was working, I’d never wear a cami under my blazer, in case I needed to remove my blazer for some reason….but I can see how it’s much cooler and easier to move in with just a cami under them!!
      Happy Saturday!!