Mixing our Prints with Camo

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The Camo print for any age woman.

Mixing our Prints with Camo

Quote of the day: “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”  – Mark Twain.

Now when I put together this plan for Sheela and Eve, to have fun with us wearing camo….there were no other prints involved besides the camouflage! But if you know Sheela, then you know how she is a Queen at mixing her prints. She remarked since I was pushing her boundaries with the colors, then she got to push mine with the addition of another print.

And as a special insert, I’m featuring my lovely reader, Jude below (the same one that made me my silver sneakers —the DIY is here). She sent me a photo of her wearing camo—maybe I should have a guest reader on a regular basis?

For those of you, following me for awhile, then you know this mixing of prints is still a challenge for me. I have many hypotheses on why that is, but needless to say I keep trying it! For the three of us from my blog, I went with what many might consider easy print mixing. I paired my shorts with a neutral striped shirt, Nancy’s vertical striped pants are so subtle they almost look like a solid, and mom is wearing her other print far from the camo –on her feet!

If you missed the posts earlier in the week, then feel free to check them out now. We started by pairing our camo with a pastel (here) and then a bright color (here). Many of you may never have or want the camouflage print in your wardrobe—but hopefully you can still get some ideas on how an olive color print would work with different items in your closet from this series?

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Eve of The World According to Eve: Now here’s how we should all approach print mixing—with creativity and total abandon! First, I always forget about putting a blouse under a dress in the first place. Then, the colors with these two prints remind me of our pastel pairing!!

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Sheela of Sheela Writes: Check out how Sheela took that maxi dress and recreated it to be a midi length skirt! Did you see all the creations she made with this same “dress”? The first of our series she made a tunic out of it and in the last one she wore it as a maxi tied up on the side!

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

Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: This was my outfit that I wore to the same Lavender Festival that Nancy’s photos are from in the last post. It was a hot, hot day, but that usually means I need to cover up to protect from the sun! Gone are those days of sleeveless tanks when I know we’ll be hanging outside!

For my print mixing, I thought the light grey striped top might be neutral enough to go well with the camo print. Of course I couldn’t keep it all neutral, that’d be too boring! But I kept a little restraint with just a pink belt and pink bracelets!!

Shorts: Joe Fresh-thrifted (similar here)~~Top: Olivia Moon-thrifted (similar here)~~Shoes: G.C.Shoes (similar here in nude)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Hat: (similar here in two colors)~~Earrings: (similar here with a red bead)~~Bracelet: (similar 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+) Outfit: So I had Nancy and mom both tie their shirts at their waist! I’ve always loved this look on women, and it’s so easy.

You can see in the closeup shot, that Nancy’s pants are like a seersucker print. I bet from far away you thought I was lying about her outfit involving print mixing!!

And aren’t her shoes fun? They look a little more yellow in these pictures, but in real life, I’d describe them a chartreuse! They have a tassel at the ends of the ties which we tied to the back!

Pants: Lee (similar here only 1 tan/striped left, but other colors too)~~Blouse: Living Doll (similar here)~~Top: Chicos (here in other colors)~~Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here more fringe but cute!)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~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+) Outfit: My mom isn’t the biggest fan of print mixing—although she’s not complaining about it as much when I style her in it lately!! I do think our eyes get used to different styles & colors after awhile.

In my opinion, I think the easiest way of adding an additional print is with your shoes and a shirt. They are far enough apart from each other, that they don’t compete for attention as much! And I tried to keep it subtle with a leopard print shoe. What do you think? Yes, no, maybe?

Mom’s tassel on her necklace she made herself with embroidery floss. I know we’ve styled it many times here on the blog, but I think the yellow is a great pop of color on so many outfits!!

Dress: Styleworks (similar here in a faux suede)~~Blouse: H&M (similar here)~~Shoes: LifeStride (similar here in a wedge)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here same colors, not as long)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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Jude (my blogette): And now welcome Jude. She coined the term blogette, which she defines as a blogger wanna be!

Jude is wearing a camo skirt she picked up at Walmart at least 10 years ago. I realize it’s not in the theme of our camo with another print—but how fun to involve non-bloggers!! Jude says she tends to pair her camo with neutrals!!

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So if you have no interest in the camo print as a clothing item, how about as footwear or an accessory?

  • Wouldn’t have really thought of mixing camo up this way but it works. Really love Eve’s look!

    • I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea—but it does make getting dressed a little more fun!!
      XOXO

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Another fun camo post! The camo against the subtle stripes in yours and Nancy’s outfits is very delicate and appealing, much like pairing camo with pastels. Love the leopard print shoes with Charlotte’s camo. Your guest bloggers’ camo print matching is fabulous. And I love how Sheela (who I see frequently on Samantha’s blog) worked her camo maxi 3 different ways. Jude looks stunning in her outfit and I love that she found that fabulous camo skirt at Target. I found my 2 camo pieces on clearance at TJ Maxx/Marshalls – the jacket turned out to be juniors, but was very well made. I have worn it with a printed tunic with soft blue, green and brown and love how they play together!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s been amazing to me how the camo print has come into it’s own lately!! And I love that many women love it—especially since my first thought was ugh!!
      I remember hearing on What not to Wear that we shouldn’t shop in the juniors section…but sometimes there are the funnest items—and they can be perfect for us!!
      XOXO

      • Kathleen McDermott

        I never look in the juniors section due to quality and fit concerns, but sometimes a piece is put on the misses rack by mistake and I end up trying on a nice-looking piece that I discover after purchasing to be a juniors item. You never know! My camo jacket is beautifully made, with wonderful details and it fits perfectly! My camo blouse (not a juniors item) is a tropical camo print in a lovely fabric and worth far more than the clearance price I paid for it. I’m looking for more camo and will take a peek in juniors and mens/boys to make sure I don’t miss any gems! I would love a camo scarf and camo print sneakers or shoes.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I have learned that it’s smart to check all of the sections anymore!! Aren’t you the one who made a pin from a dog’s collar??
          XOXO

          • Kathleen McDermott

            Yes! A cute little blue and green fabric flower intended for a collar. Which I didn’t even realize until I got it home. 🐶

          • Jodie Filogomo

            🙂

  • PetiteOver40

    All of you look fabulous, as always, Jodie! I always get so much out of your collaborations with Sheela and Eve. Between the five of you, your styles with camo provide a range of ideas to glean inspiration from. It was also fun to see Jude featured as well!

    Sorry I’m behind in my comments and shares. I’m working today to catch up, so my LHMessages might not be quite so L and H. 😊💕

    – Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well…we just got back from our wine country trip, so my responses are definitely not L & H (although mine also pale in comparison to yours anyways) 🙂
      It is funny how much I notice camo on others, now that we did this series!! Our waitress at a small family restaurant in one of the little towns even had a camo apron on yesterday!!

  • These outfits look great. I must admit that I don’t own any camo. Just might have to get something.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon party,
    Bev

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the nice words Beverly.
      It’s funny because I never thought of camo as fashionable—but I guess it’s all how you perceive things, and put items together, right?

  • Ooh it is so fun paired with stripes!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tara—stripes are the answer to everything, right?

  • I’m really impressed what you are able to do with camo. Your outfit with shorts is super cool. And other ladies look amazing as well.
    Thank you to linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo
    http://www.glamadventure.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Anna!!

  • Camo is such a great print to mix with other prints. I have worn my camo with floral & stripes in the past

    michellespaige.com

    • But not all 3 at once! 🙂

      • Jodie Filogomo

        Ha ha!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I never thought about it with florals Michelle—I might have to explore that next summer!!

  • Anna Marcus

    I love the word “blogette”, may be you should Trade Mark it , Jodi 🙂 I think you look super cool in those shorts and I love the shoes. As for your friend, she rocks the camo!!!
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Actually Jude came up with that word-blogette. But isn’t it perfect?? I’m definitely not that creative in the written language—but give me clothes and I have lots of fun!
      Thanks for the love!

  • Laura

    I am a big fan of the camo and stripes! They look like they were made to be paired together! Although I wouldn’t consider lace a print, I do like that paired with camo as well!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Someone else was talking about the lace with camo—and I love that idea. It’s that whole feminine/masculine dichotomy that I think is very modern. In fact, it’s made me think about doing another of this series next summer!!

  • Wow, love these looks!!

    Happy Monday & Lots of Love,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Taislany! It was fun!

  • Candace

    Camo is such a timeless print that works so well on everyone. Love how it is styled in all 3 of your looks! I recently ordered 3 different camo pieces that I cannot wait to wear 🙂

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Candace!!
      I can’t wait to see your camo in action!!

  • Love the way you have styled camo so successfully for everyone! I’ve got a pair of camo pants that I wear pretty regularly, although I do struggle mixing it with a pattern.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s very impressive that you’ve been on this trend for awhile!!
      I found some of our inspiration for the print mixing on pinterest—what did we do before it came around?
      Thanks so much for reading!!

  • Some great print mixing going on here, really like the styles showcased. Being a fan of print I can truly appreciate these gorgeous picks.

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Laura!

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    You are doing a fabulous job with your print mixing! Adding the leopard shoes to your mom’s look was a great idea, it’s one of the easiest ways to ease into print mixing.
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Debbie—it does get to be fun when you’re not as scared of it. Besides, what’s to be scared about anyways–right? It’s just clothing!!

  • You are ALL rocking the camo, and looking wonderful! Thanks for linking and have a great day, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Patti!

  • I love your collaborations with Sheela, and I’m glad she pushed your boundaries with the pattern mixing! You did great!

    It’s really funny how our taste changes; I’ve only been pattern mixing (and wanting to do it!) for a little less than a year, and I really like it now (not that I do it all that much myself, but I always appreciate it on others! ).

    The other day my husband did some pattern mixing with patterned shorts and a striped polo; we both commented how much we liked the outfit, but we would have both seriously disliked it just about a year ago.

    And how great does Jude look in her camo skirt! Great look!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s so true Andrea!! I think our eyes do get used to certain fashion styles after seeing them more and more. Isn’t that how we loved the huge shoulder pads of the 80’s, yet look back on it now and giggle?
      How fabulous that your husband is willing to get in on the action—mine is much more open to it now too (when I first met him 13 years ago, he basically only wore khaki pants and boring shirts)
      Happy Sunday!!

  • sue

    Love your post as always Jodie and all you ladies are certainly Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond! Thanks for your ideas on fashion and like you I struggle mixing prints so you aren’t on your own.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for your nice words Sue!! Getting dressed may not be as important as keeping ourselves healthy, thus we might as well make it fun, I’m thinking!!

      • sue

        Oh I think the way we look is very important to our mental health. When we feel we look good we feel mentally happier. So keep the good looks coming to inspire us!

  • Suzanne Dennis

    You always make each post so fun to read and are a master at taking care of every detail, Jodie! While I don’t care for camo print in general, I like the combination with the seersucker. And you look very nice in your hat! Your mother could make anything look elegant, so nice post!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for such a wonderful comment Suzanne!
      I’m working on a future post where I’m theorizing that it’s not the one piece that makes the outfit but how it’s all put together (thus even though I’m not a huge fan of camo myself; I really did wear these outfits around town and sorta liked them)
      I really appreciate your kind words…it makes me smile!!

  • Not a camo fan because my dad was a hunter (I’m vegetarian) and it reminds me of war which I abhor. However, it could also be used to photograph animals in the wild. 🙂

    In your case, it’s a fashion fad and I would consider camo if it comes in shades of PINK!!

    Jodie: looks youthful and sweet.
    Nancy: a sporty look.
    Charlotte: elegant, love the tassel.
    Jude: a nice autumnal outfit.

    My son had camo Converse, again if they make them in pink, I’ll buy a pair! lol

    ❤️carmen

    https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I actually saw a pink camo hot air balloon last year at a festival—and I thought it was so fabulous!! So I can totally see your point Carmen!
      We have a ton of hunters out here in Colorado—and at first that was the turnoff for me too. But I figured I should challenge myself.
      You may find some pink camo—http://bit.ly/2bv2YMb (high tops) or http://bit.ly/2b8KYGv (slip ons)! It is an interesting mix!!

  • I really appreciate your camo/print mix…your stripe top pairing in particular was my favorite (and was made even better by those great sandals).

    BTW, whenever my late-teen boys see camo on anything, their local joke is to act as if it’s invisible (like the camo has done it’s intended job).

    Now…if I could use that trick to make my thighs disappear…!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      LOL on the thigh comment—but maybe a pair of camo pants would do exactly that?
      Thanks for reading Em!!

  • Great series! A few weeks ago I bought a camo leggings, that I will show in two weeks, and I thought: well, this is a tacky one. But not anymore! Camo is great!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      See—you’re part of the new trend Nancy—and definitely not tacky!!
      Can’t wait to see the leggings, how fun!!

  • I think Jude looks positively amazing and, yes, you ought to feature a reader ever so often, Jodie, what a clever idea 🙂 what a blast I’ve had with you, and Nancy and Charlotte, and Eve. These days, whenever I approach an outfit, I can no longer think of pairing only two colours together, there has to be some form of print in the equation, and a lot of that has to do with you so THANK YOU!!! I really hope camo won’t be our swan song xoxo

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You are quite a find Sheela….your creativity flows not only with your choice of clothing items, but with your words also!!
      I think our mother/daughter joinings are only beginning—it’s way more fun to have other input into my ideas!!

  • What a fun idea! I have always been a fan of camo print. You ladies did a fantastic job of showing how to style camo print for all ages. Maybe I can get my mom to wear camo too! Thanks for linking up to #UntamedStyle

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You should get your mom in on it too!! Why not, right?

  • Wow Jodie, this is one full post. I love coming to your blog you are really making me think outside the box. I never would have considered wearing camo but it looks really great. You look like a teen. And even your aunt and mom can rock it. But the real surprise was Jude, the blogette. She looks so stylish and cool.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mary!!
      I really try to show how “real” women can wear these things…and wasn’t it great for Jude to join in—-I just love when my readers send me photos of themselves!!

  • Kelly M

    What an incredible lay out of some VERY stylish women of all ages.. Love the age range of your blog.. Truly special 🙂 Just showed your IG page lots of love!!

    XOXO
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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kelly—hopefully I’m out to help prove that style is ageless!! I appreciate the love!!

  • This might me my favourite post to date Jodie….!!!
    The outfits are on point (your entire look, Nancy’s pattern mix and gorgeous pop of yellow, your mum and her camo/leopard clash) and your photography is looking great too!
    Your blog and blogging skills are going from strength to strength.
    A fantastic job (again)
    XXX
    Samantha
    http://www.fakefabulous.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Wow—what a nice thing to say Samantha!!
      Thanks—this whole experience has been quite a learning phase—but that’s good for the aging mind, right??? 🙂

  • What fun!

    Personally I’m a fan of camouflage. I think it is a neutral and can be paired with anything as you’ve shown so well here.

    I think your Mom’s might be my favourite. I like the colour of her camouflage best.

    How fun that you’ve had a reader participate with you.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I wonder if camo will one day be the everyday print like animal prints? It’s funny how some prints take off!!
      When our reader Jude started talking about this camo skirt that she’s had for 10 years, I asked her to send me a picture—so I had to include it!!

  • In love! Your shorts are perfect! I also love tying button up shirts to give a different look.
    Have a great weekend!

    http://www.stylebymemory.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Joti!!

  • Everyone’s rockin the camo print! Love it!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jessica!!

  • Stripes and other muted prints are usually my go to for mixing prints like you all have shown. Cool!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That combination does tend to work well, Amy!
      I’m so glad I’m trying new things now!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    It is funny how camo became a neutral. It used to be such a statement design. Great job on mixing the prints.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re exactly right Bernadette!!
      Thanks for the love!

  • Judy Gramith

    You look absolutely darling in this outfit Jodie! !! The subtle stripe with the shorts, cool gladiator sandals and my favorite accessory “the hat!!” Hats are the best!! Your look here is an all time favorite for me!!
    Nancy and Charlotte have a pretty subtle pattern mixing as well and both look great.
    Clearly Sheila and Eve are more comfortable and funky with a liberal use of color and pattern.
    I’m thinking I may have provided a fall transition look. You are so kind to allow me to participate in the fun. Thank you for mentoring my blogette aspirations Jodie!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for such great thoughts and ideas throughout this journey Jude!!
      You definitely look ready for the cooler temps (although I’m still loving the hotness!!)—again, you are on the top of this trend considering you’ve had this skirt so long!
      We’ll have to do more blogette posts—the more, the merrier, IMO!

  • LOVE!!!!! The camouflage paired with a print…genius! All three looks are winners!
    http://whosaprettygirl.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Maybe because it’s such an out of the norm print–that pairing it with another print is something you’d just expect? Then again—it was a challenge for me!

  • Jodie, I never thought of pairing camo with stripes, but I really love it! I will be copying! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Shelbee—really it was Sheela who tagged a couple shots from Instagram about the subject. She knew I was freaking out about the print mixing!! 🙂

      • Well, you totally nailed the pattern mix, for sure! Thanks for linking up On the Edge of the Week! I hope to see you again next week. Have a wonderful weekend!

        Shelbee
        http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Thanks Shelbee!! Happy weekend back!!

  • Pam miller

    Jodie, I really like the new format today in your email notification. Very fresh and new looking. Bethany would be very proud of your self reinvention. You go girl!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s so nice to hear from you Pam!!
      This has been the funnest of ventures (although the new email thing was due to a blip in the system—but it’s all good now!)
      Love to you and Tim!!

  • Queen of Rods

    First let me say that I like the new “preview pictures” that arrived with my email notification…nice touch! Also, I was unable to find a camo piece on National Thrift Day. I guess that all of your readers beat me to it… Regarding today’s post, I like your print mixing, shoes, and hat. They all work nicely together. On the whole, however, I’m still a fan of the green shirt that you were wearing with the camo shorts. I don’t know if it is the color combo that appeals to me the most, or if it is because that shade of green looks so good with your complexion. Either way, I’ve still got to find a camo piece for myself!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for noticing the new email notification—it was a crazy week with the website, so we had to make some changes (my husband is a saint–let me just say)
      That’s such a bummer that you couldn’t find any camo at the thrift store—but you know how thrifting goes—did you ever try thred up (it’s an online thrift store?) If you’ve never tried it before, and you like something, there is a code (http://www.thredup.com/r/E2KHKQ) where you get $10 & so do I. But i lament all the time, when I’m looking for something specific, I can’t find it—it’s seems better when I don’t have an agenda!!
      Thanks for the love!!

  • donnaduck

    For me, I think the camo sneakers are the only camo I’d wear!! Not that I’m not enjoying you all wearing camo differently on your blogs, but it’s just not “me”!! I have to say, I like these camo outfits better than the others, maybe because the camo stands out more in them and doesn’t fight brighter accessories/colors. Not sure! But I do like what all of you are wearing today! (And I love how your mom seems to laugh in her pictures- she’s adorable!)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for joining in on the discussion Donna—even though it’s not your fave—I totally get your reaction, I must admit. Because even though this was fun for me, I’m not sure it’s my favorite go-to look (any of the camo ones).
      Thanks for being such a great supporter of my blog, and I’ll be sure to tell mom your comment—I love it when I get her to laugh at our photo shoots!!

    • Charlotte Miller

      Thanks for the nice comments. I just found camo exercise pants but they would need a tunic to be worn in public.

  • Loving all these camo looks!!!!!
    Jaymie

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jaymie!!