Denim Vest 3 (With a Skirt)

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Denim Vest for the 50, 60 & 70 year old woman

Denim Vest for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With a Skirt

Quote of the day: “It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it.”

Wearing your denim vest with a skirt isn’t much different than our last post where we wore it with a dress (here). But it’s that yin and yang of styling that I seem to gravitate towards lately—a casual item, aka the vest, with a dressier item, aka the skirt. I didn’t realize that I pulled out print skirts for all three of us in this post—but you certainly could wear it with a solid colored skirt too. We also got creative by putting our vest over a jacket in the first post of the series (here). How else do you wear your denim vest? Tell me below in the comments!

Denim Vest for the 50, 60 & 70 year old woman Denim Vest for the 50, 60 & 70 year old woman

50’s Outfit: I think denim and leopard play well together. Then, of course, my first reaction is to combine the leopard with red—I’ll have to try other colors next time.

Skirt: Georgio Studio (similar here)~~Vest: Maurices (similar here)~~Top: Versailles (similar here)~~Shoes: Classified (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Denim Vest for the 50, 60 & 70 year old woman Denim Vest for the 50, 60 & 70 year old woman

60’s Outfit: Here’s one of the skirts made by my cousin’s company in Boulder called, Oh My Bag. They have unstructured totes, girl’s gauchos & skirts—the pockets are a good example how print mixing can be done!!

Skirt: Oh My Bag (similar here)~~Vest: Chicos (similar here)~~Top: Evie (similar here)~~Shoes: H & M (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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70’s Outfit: My mom’s reaction to this outfit was that it was “confused”. Pairing a wool skirt, a lace embroidered tee and a denim vest just doesn’t make sense to her—she did agree after seeing it on her body that it looked okay though. It’s been fun ever since….I describe the style as dichotomy, and she calls it confused!!

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Vest: Dear John (similar here)~~Top: (similar here)~~Shoes: Proxy (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

It warms my heart to know others are reading this!

Charlotte’s (the 70’s model) photography by Kari Strand Photography

The link up parties I participate in can be found here!
If you’re not hip on wearing a denim vest, then I found some fabulous denim jackets under $100!

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Again, great looks. Really makes a skirt and top so much more interesting. Absolutely charming.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathleen!! I really liked this series—I just have to remember to wear my vest more than I do now!!

  • Love the denim vest paired with plaid. Definitely going to try out this look!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle!! Now that you say that, I may have to pair it with my plaid shirt this fall–great idea!

  • Susan Hinesley

    After trying many times to find a way to wear my denim jacket, I was never satisfied until I paired it with a printed skirt. So funny that you discovered the same thing!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How interesting Susan—-you know what they say—great minds…!!!

  • I like how you worded your approach to this look as playing with yin and yang. That’s a great way to put it. Sometimes I wonder if readers have any idea what I’m talking about when I go on and on about juxtaposition and binaries. It’s the English major in me, wanting to analyze and deconstruct (there I go again…) my outfits.

    I think a denim vest is a great complement to a skirt. I love the proportion of a cropped vest with a flared skirt. I’m not sure which outfit I like best because they all pack tons of personality and look so approachable and easy to wear. It’s the perfect casual combination that still has a bit of spunk!

    <3 Liz

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re so right Liz—I say things that I think everyone knows what I mean, but there are probably more than one person out there that is puzzled–ha ha! I realize this when my husband reads the post and says “what?”!
      I love my denim vest—actually I just wore it yesterday with a ton of brooches on it!
      Thanks for the love!!

  • I’m glad you pulled out prints for all three of these looks, as y’all look Fabulous! Your mom’s look just really caught my eye and I would wear it in a heartbeat. I’ve never tried belting my vests, so I may need to give this a try. Thanks for linking up with The Ageless Style link-up!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Don’t you just love mom’s plaid skirt with the denim vest? Hmmm…maybe plaid & denim are the next peanut butter & jelly?
      Thanks for reading Jennie!!

  • I really hope I’m till this stylish in my 60’s and 70’s! Precious.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, of course you will be!! I think it’s just realizing that we are worth it at any age!!

  • Jodie, not that I agree with you mother but maybe you should start a monthly feature called “Fashionable or Confused”? And of course, you all look great. I love your skirt.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Okay Rena—that’s such a good idea—and hilarious!!
      I’ll give you credit when I get going on it!!

  • Three great vests! You all look casual-fabulous and thanks for linking up, xox


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  • Kristin & Megan

    So cute! This reminds me that I need to bring out my denim vest more!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!!
      The vest definitely speaks to me during these summer months—now I just have to see if it’ll be as versatile in the fall & winter!!

  • Love that everyone’s skirt has a print, a denim vest is perfect for prints 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      The print skirts for all of us were an accident—but I think it’s a good accident!! Thanks for stopping by Tara!!

  • I really love your outfit, Jodie, and I’m not even a fan of belts!! Everything about what you wore is ever so flattering on you. And I certainly must check out your cousin’s company. That mixed print skirt is truly very charming.

    p/s perhaps I ought to consider investing in a denim vest 😛

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I am shocked you don’t have one in your arsenal Sheela!! Although you do have many other kinds of vests, so maybe it’s not an essential (like that long blush one you just wore—that one would work in these cases!!

      • It isn’t so much a non essential, Jodie, but more of a “why the hell didn’t you think of that, Sheela??!!” situation GRIN I’ve honestly never even contemplated adding one to my wardrobe and that’s clearly sacrilegious. Must rectify that immediately (this is when I love places like Poshmark an ThredUp, and Eve’s closet ha!!).

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Kinda like “why didn’t i have a v-8?” ha ha!

  • These are all great – denim vests are so perfect and great for any season. Also loving that denim skirt!!!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Cute pops of red and cinched waist on your outfit, Jodie!! You always share such neat accessories for all the outfits you style and these are no exception! <3

    – Sherry

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sherry!!
      I have to admit, I’m an accessoryaholic! How does one leave the house without them? Ha ha!!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    All of these are very cute. I love that you belted your vest and yes I love leopard with red! Nancy’s skirt is so cute and very youthful. But I must say, I really love your mom’s outfit! She might call it confused, but I think it is very chic. It combines the earthiness and history of plaid, the edge and relaxed feel of the denim and the femininity of the lace tee. Another great post, Jodie! Keep them coming! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!
      I’m hoping to get mom to realize that those “categories” she once learned can be bent. Wool in the summer may seem strange, but hey—half the time I end up freezing at the store because the A/C is blasting!! And probably no one else realizes it’s wool, right?

  • I really like the vest paired with a skirt! I also enjoy pairing casual & dressier items more and more! I love your mom’s outfit! Funny that she calls it “confused.” 🙂

    Have a fabulous weekend, Jodie!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      The “confused” thing was particularly funny—because I said “mom, it’s cute—what do you call it?” And that’s when she said “confused”!!!
      Thanks for the vote of confidence!!!

  • donnaduck

    I’ve never been much of a vest person, but I love a denim jacket. Now that I’ve seen what a denim vest can do from your three posts, Jodie, I think I might have changed my mind about vests! A denim one can be very cute! And the plus is that you get the denim I love, but without the heat of the sleeves from a jacket. I like all three of the looks today- just again shows how denim goes with everything! I ❤️ denim!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to admit, I haven’t been as much of a denim lover as many others—but since I love vests & jackets (because they cover many issues)—this called to me!
      I’m so glad you liked these looks!! If you happen to get a vest in the future—you’ll have to email me a picture!!! 🙂

  • Judy Gramith

    I love your belted vest Jodie. Nancy looks really pretty in all the pale blues and the necklace and pocket are a fun contrast.
    CHARLOTTE is the stunner in this post. I can see how a wool skirt in May/June might seem odd but the outfit is really darling on her.
    I always thought it would be fun to decorate a cabin bedroom in denim, red plaid and lace. Clearly an outfit of these elements is also really fun!
    This series has been great Jodie. Especially because these are items we all have in our closets.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a nice comment, Judy!! Thank you!!
      Mom and I were talking about the fact of certain materials for certain months—my theory is that it really depends on what you doing, where you are going? Like if we are going anywhere that we’ll be inside–most of the time the A/C makes it freezing—so maybe it’s not a bad idea to wear wool? Now if you’ll be outside in the sun all day—that’s a different story, right?
      I keep telling mom—she has many items in her closet—she might at well wear them!!
      And don’t you think mom’s shorter vest looked better in these last two posts? Even though her white shirt hangs down—it’s not as wonky as the first one?
      So do you have a denim vest? How do you usually wear it?

      • Judy Gramith

        I have a bunch of denim vests and vests of other fabrics and textures as well. In fact vests are something I love in general. Also love outerwear type vests of all kinds. One of my finest thrift in moments was when I found an authentic sheepskin vest at Goodwill. ($10.00)
        I added small sterling silver and turquoise beads to the yoke area (front and back) and I just LOVE to style it with a chunky, cream colored , cable turtleneck sweater and jeans in late fall and winter. Works well in Minnesota.
        I could probably do an entire blog on vests alone. Hahaha!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Super cool!!
          Maybe you should start a blog—-it could be a DIY your clothes!! I’d help you get started if you want?
          I certainly know how talented you are—I just received your sneakers (just sent off the email!!). They are one in a million…just like you!!

          • Judy Gramith

            You are so kind Jodie. That’s probably why I wanted to send you a little token of my esteem!
            Although I love getting to know many of you amazing women who blog I’m not convinced it is something I want to do. Clearly there’s a lot of WORK along with the fun.

          • Jodie Filogomo

            You’re right….there is a lot of work, but isn’t there always some kind of trade off in life?
            Let me know if you change your mind…it’s always so nice to have someone help guide you in the process!!!

          • Judy Gramith

            Oh many trade offs for sure!!! I’ll let you know if I change my mind . Right now I’m just delighted to find so many wonderful women to get to know from the ease of my favorite chair.

          • Jodie Filogomo