Camo 2 (With Bright Colors)

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 The Camouflage print for any age woman.

Camo for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With Bright Colors

Quote of the day: “From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back.  That is the point that must be reached.” – Franz Kafka

Continuing with our camouflage subject, I really think that this print could be considered a neutral in some respect. Many of the items sold with this print are very muted in color—so it blends well. That and the fact that neutrals can be described as earth tones, and what’s more earthy than trees and bushes? Thus for our second post I went in the opposite direction of the last one (pastels—see it here) by adding in a bright color.

I tried to vary our bright colors so you could see more diversity with this print! Since mom & Nancy got to style their outfits first, they both chose warm colors for their outfit. Therefore I came up with a bright cool color—green for me. Since it’s all in the same color scheme, some women might love this?

So here’s the 5 of us all ready to get lost in the woods—because isn’t that what the hunters wear? Camo & bright orange? Go ahead and tell me I’m crazy for trying this!!

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Eve of The World According to Eve: Wearing the camo blouse over a dress is perfect for any age!! This could really be a variation of Nancy’s outfit below considering Eve is also wearing metallic shoes!

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Sheela of Sheela Writes: So, if you saw the last post—Sheela was wearing this maxi dress rolled up and modified to be a tunic. Here the same piece is left longer yet tied at the bottom! (And those sunglasses have red mirrored lens—I just love this detail!)

The Camouflage print for any age woman. The Camouflage print for any age woman. The Camo print for any age woman.

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: So my closet had no camo (not even something I could borrow from my husband), thus, I got to go shopping. Since I really wasn’t sure this would be something I’d like, I thought the thrift store would be my best option. And when I saw these shorts in my size—I figured why not?

Since mom & Nancy chose the warm color brights (which was my first instinct too), I wanted to give variety with a cool color for my bright. I did decide to add in some yellow & orange accessories though. See–these are my yellow sandals that are very much like Nancy’s. She wore hers in our yellow shoes series (starting here). And are you shocked that my bra strap is showing? Wearing this and some recent conversations were the inspiration for the post about such topics (here) from last week!

Shorts: Joe Fresh-thrifted (similar here)~~Top: The Limited (similar here in a different style)~~Shoes: Payless (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: 7 Charming Sisters (I won it) (here)~~Sunglasses: LOFT (here)

The Camouflage print for any age woman. The Camouflage print for any age woman. The Camouflage print for any age woman.

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy actually was the first of us to have the camouflage print in her closet. She had gotten it a couple years ago and I even had her wear it for one of our winter posts about turtlenecks (you can see it here, if you’re interested).

Her shirt and mom’s are not that much different. Nancy’s has more brown tones to it, while mom’s has this blue element interspersed. That and the fact that Nancy’s shirt is somewhat sheer, so she always layers it over a tank or another shirt! I could’ve even used it for our sheer top series from last week!!

Skirt: The Limited (similar here as the suit)~~Blouse: Living Doll (similar here)~~Shoes: Chinese Laundry (here)~~Necklace: J.Jill (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here as a stud)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

The Camouflage print for any age woman. The Camouflage print for any age woman. The Camouflage print for any age woman.

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Even I was shocked when I realized that mom didn’t have this print in her closet! But since she’s not a hunter and it hasn’t been in the stores for that long, I gave her some slack and bought her a shirt the last time I was at H&M. I mean, for $5, I figured that she could always use it as a rag if she hated it!

But she’s actually worn it a couple times. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but she loves being fashionable, and is quite willing to try the new styles!! (At least in clothing—now, if only I could get her to convert to a smart phone!!).

And now what I noticed about both mom’s & Nancy’s shirts is I had them styled exactly the same in these three posts. In this post they both kept them open like a jacket, in the last post they have them button & tucked, and in the next post? Well, stay tuned and you’ll see!!

I love the orange as her bright color pairing! I figured since mom & Nancy’s shirts were quite similar, I varied them with not only the choice of bright color, but where on their body they wore the bright color. Nancy got to put on her bright skirt, so I had mom slip a bright tank top under her blouse! Do you like it when I add in variety like this, or would you rather see more uniformity?

Jeans: XOXO(similar here)~~Blouse: H&M (similar here)~~Top: Jonathan Martin (similar here)~~Shoes: Keds (similar here these are actually camo print)~~Necklace: (similar here double stranded)~~Earrings: (similar here very expensive but super unique)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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There seem to be plenty of options of camo print for the top half of your body. And not all of it is an olive green! My fave is the guy’s version with all the brightness in it!!

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Every one of these outfits looks lovely with camo paired with vibrant colors. It’s just so versatile, chic and fun. The jewelry, shoes and sunnies (and Charlotte’s glasses) are delightful. (I recently added camo to my wardrobe in the form of a jacket and a blouse – love both of them.)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Maybe you want to send me a photo to be included in our next camo series?? If so email me and I’ll let you know when it’s going to be and the details!!
      XOXO

      • Kathleen McDermott

        OK! I just love these 2 pieces that I got.

  • Life

    I love your blog! It would mean the world if you checked out my blog and commented at hintstolifeblog.wordpress.com !! THANKYOUUU
    nice photots!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks!

  • Lorena Lorena

    Great challenge J and wonderfully well pulled off if I may add.
    Now that I think of it… I only have camo accessories such as a belt and a bandana.
    However I can see me wearing any of the ones worn here.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lorena!! At least you have some camo—that means you’re well ahead of the curve.
      So what do you usually pair it with—prints? neutrals? pastels? brights? So many options—so little time, huh?

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Senior Salon.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And thanks for hosting it each week, Bernadette! Happy Sunday!

  • Nancy’s fuchsia is my favorite! Again…wouldn’t have thought of pairing a bright with camo but that pink looks great with it.

    I don’t own any camo right now…but with this series, I’ll keep my eye out for something I like….AND it helps even with how I will wear my olive drab greens going forward…. Many more options than I have considered!

    Thanks, Jodie!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to admit that I hadn’t considered camo with anything until just recently—but it’s definitely been fun trying to think outside the box!
      And you’re exactly right—even if you don’t have camo print already in your closet…hopefully these ideas would work for the olive green that you already own!
      Thanks for being so enthusiastic about this theme Em—I wasn’t exactly sure how it would go over!

  • You gals are rockin’ some camo. I haven’t paired my camo pants with brights but will be trying that now. Great inspiration. Thank you so much for linking up with us at The Blended Blog.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Glad you liked it, Leslie!! Thanks for the nice words!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    I always enjoy your style posts! I can tell y’all put a lot of thought into them. I just love those camo shorts with those olive lace ups! And those camo tops worn as a layer is such a great idea! Makes me want to get one!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carrie–that is such a nice compliment and I really appreciate it. I am a planner by nature, so I do try to figure out our posts more and more!
      Thanks for the love!!

  • mummabstylish

    Looks great on you, love the outfit together, Nice to ‘meet’ you Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jacqui!!

  • I don’t own one thing with a camo print. I did a camo nail design once when I was blogging about nail polish though. You all look great, I especially like your bright green top. The fan shaped motifs are wonderful-remind me of seashells.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s exactly what I thought when I got this shirt—the sad thing, is I always used to wear it under a blazer, so you didn’t get to appreciate the fan shapes!! It’s been much more fun to be able to wear it by itself (bra straps showing and all)!!
      I’m not sure I’ll be getting more camo print for my closet—but I plan to wear these shorts more—I hate things to go to waste, you know!!
      Thanks for stopping by Terri—and happy weekend!

  • Anna Marcus

    Jodi, you look absolutely fabulous in those shorts and the colour green really suits you
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Anna—I really appreciate the nice words!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love camo. It looks so great with pink and lace.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nicole!!

  • Laura

    Oh I love these! I don’t think I have tried a bright color with camo, but I am loving bright pink with it. I need to try that soon!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!! I felt like the camo was so muted that it needed some fun color!!

  • It’s actually surprising how many colours you can wear with Camo. I really like the green with it here on you Jodie x
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I was quite amazed too Laurie! It’s funny how when we start trying different things, they can work out so well!!

  • I love these looks, too! Now I definitely think I need some camo in my closet!

    Your mom’s blouse is awesome. You got it for $5? What a deal!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Right? It’s like the more we see it, the more you usually like it!!
      And yes…it was truly $5 at H&M—gotta love a deal like that!!

  • I totally agree that camo can function as a neutral. The print itself is subtle and muted, so I’d approach it like your regular army green. I haven’t worn the print myself in ages, but Lane Bryant has a new knee-length skirt with tiers of ruffled camo fabric. You know that’s how I’d do it!

    Originally, I’d thought to pair it with black or matching green, but after seeing this, I think the violet color Nancy is wearing is a gorgeous pairing!

    <3 Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Of course that’s exactly how you’d do it Liz—and you’d look fabulous in it!! As for wearing it with black —I have a surprise guest on the blog tomorrow who did exactly that! It’s not my first choice because it’s so dark—but it works!!
      jodie
      http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Peppermint Cove

    Really inspiring post- I am off to see if any camo in my closet!!! 🙂 Lou #brillblogposts

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How fabulous to hear Lou!! And if there isn’t any in there—check your husband’s closet too!!

  • I’m not a huge fan of camo but I like how you three styled it with the bright colors!! 🙂

    Erica
    http://www.pumpsandpushups.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You sound just like me Erica—I really couldn’t understand the draw when I first started seeing it on bloggers. But I am liking it a little more now—I guess it kinda makes a statement—or something! 🙂

  • These camo outfits look very originally. Especially in combination with classic jewellery. It looks really fabulous!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Olya!!

  • I love the juxtaposition of mixing camo with fun, bright, feminine colors…well done everyone 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tara!!

  • Mother Daughter

    I am loving the camo. I will have to look and find something for myself. All three are great looks.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Victoria—I’ve really been surprised at how well this has been received!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    I love the bright colors with camo. I agree with you that camo seems more of a neutral color, so that it can be paired with various other colors. Great outfits, Jodie. You have done such a phenomenal job bringing in all sorts of ideas, clothing pieces and color ideas. I get so much out of everything you post. Thanks as always. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Wow—your comment really made me blush—I’m glad you like it!!

  • This is perfect timing Jodie!
    I have just ordered myself my first Camouflage patterned piece (a sheer shirt) and I am excited to style it now I have seen how fabulous you all look.
    Camo plus brights…genius!
    I was thinking leather or velvet in a dark tone but you have made me re-think.
    I will give you a mention when I eventually post…thank you for your constant support and inspiration!
    XXX
    Samantha

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well that is perfect timing Samantha!!
      I’ve even started planning another series for next summer (the shorts would be hard to style in the snow) with lace (per Judy’s suggestion) and other materials (haven’t figured out the others yet)!!
      Thanks for always being so uplifting!!

  • Judy Gramith

    And the hits just keep on comin!
    Your top and shorts reflect a typical pairing I’d make myself.
    Nancy’s sheer camo blouse is great and the hot pink skirt provides a fun contrast.
    Somehow Charlotte’s orange and multi-colored necklace wins the day for me. I also love her green, raggedy slip on shoes.
    I’ll bet Charlotte is quite a trend setter among her pals.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Judy!!
      It’s funny because most of mom’s friends don’t really dress up much, so she actually dresses down for them—even though I keep telling her she needs to be their inspiration!!

  • I love the idea of camo & brights. Camo & pink just became my new favorite combo bc of this post!

    http://www.michellespaige.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It really does make a pop, huh? Thanks for the love Michelle!!

  • PetiteOver40

    I love your adventurous spirit and I’m always so impressed with how well your adventures work! The bright colors with the camo are just as lovely as the pastels! Until now, I haven’t even thought of using camo in my wardrobe–sounds like you’re the same? But I like what you’ve done with it, showing how easy it is to incorporate without looking like you just came in from shooting a deer! 😂

    I give all of your outfits 3 camo hearts! 💚💙💛 😃

    Hugs,
    Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And you’re so nice to support me in all of my crazy & fun endeavors, Sherry!!
      I’m working on a frumpy floral series and am having the hypothesis that it’s really not one item that makes the outfit—it’s what you pair with it? I may be wrong, but it’s a fun theory!!
      Thanks for the camo hearts—they made my day (especially because I’m having website issues—I know it’s not the end of the world, and I’m working very hard at not getting too frustrated….sigh)

  • Nancy is definitely winning the camo game with today’s look! #loveitneeditgottahaveit!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Don’t you love her outfit??
      Thanks for the love!!

  • Queen of Rods

    I have to say that I like your color combo the best, Jodie. I wouldn’t have chosen the green shirt that you did, but it works so well! I also love your yellow and orange accents. I don’t own any camo, but have always wanted a piece. I don’t want to feel left out any longer; time to go shopping 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Janet!! I wouldn’t have chosen this color except I wanted us to have some variety—I like it, but I still like the warmer colors with the camo better!!
      You’ll have to let me know what camo piece you get when go shopping!! 🙂

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    Well, since I live in an area surrounded by military bases, I see enough of it around, lol. It’s just not me and I am not going to bother with it as goodness knows I have enough variety in my wardrobe. I quite enjoy seeing other women rock it and especially love the feminine edgy vibe Nancy has going with the bright skirt.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I hear you Tracey!!
      We are surrounded by it too with tons of hunters here in Colorado!! Thanks for giving your voice to the subject!! Happy Wednesday!

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    Yes…camo is a neutral! At least I think it is. 🙂 Like Sheela, I often pair my camo pieces with a hit of leopard. Shades of pink are another favorite of mine with camo. I love all of the looks; from Eve to your mom you all look gorgeous!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Debbie!! You are definitely one of those inspiring women when it comes to trying new and different styles!! (And just so you know, on Friday’s post I put mom in her leopard shoes with her shirt…)

  • Fun to see the change up with the brights! It really shows how easily a pattern can be changed by how you style it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Right!! Like I was wondering if the camo wasn’t noticed quite as much because your eyes focus on the bright colors?
      Thanks for stopping by!!

  • Stevie Turner

    Something different! I’ve never thought of wearing camo, but looking at these pictures I can see it works very well.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That really was my thought when I saw a blogger wearing it last year. But the I thought I might as well try new things—I’m not getting any younger, right?

      • Stevie Turner

        None of us are Jodie, so you’re not alone there…