Lace Up Shoes 2 (Casual)

Stylish Footwear for Mature Women.

Lace Up Shoes for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Casual Version

Quote of the day: “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Nin

The lace up design has taken over the blogging world in my opinion. There are lace up sweaters and shirts and, of course, these shoes. I bought my pair of lace up shoes last fall from an online store. I even wore them through the winter with tights underneath. Then I saw that Groupdealz was having a fantastic sale on these shoes about 2 months ago, so I grabbed a couple of pairs for my models! Since my models don’t get paid, I figured that I needed to have some incentive to keep them smiling!!

Today we are styling our similar shoes in a casual outfit. I’d consider this the most popular way to wear these flats. They look great with jeans and especially shorter jeans so you can see all the laces! But I also showed them on mom & Nancy with normal length jeans, so you can see how that variety looks as well.

I started the series by seeing if you could wear them to work, here.

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Seeing that my lace up shoes are red, I wanted them to be a contrasting item in this outfit. I have some little bits of red here and there, but it’s not what I would consider too matching!

Stylish Footwear for Mature Women.

Since I was wearing my choker necklace, I thought I’d keep the earrings small with my versatile Stella & Dot earrings. (I’m only touting these earrings because I just think they are so nice that you can wear them four ways).

Stylish Footwear for Mature Women.

Here are the jeans that Jude embellished for me again. (And here’s the DIY post, if you are interested in making your own). You can see how I shortened them the easy way. I just cut off the hem and added some fringe with my scissors!!

Stylish Footwear for Mature Women.

When I bought this blouse over 5 years ago, I loved it for the flowers decorating it. However, I didn’t wear it much at work, because the decorative part was always hidden under my blazers. Now that I don’t have a “uniform”, I get to wear it more!!

Stylish Footwear for Mature Women.

Jeans: DIY embroidered by Jude (similar here with lace up at the bottom)~~Jacket: Maurices (similar here)~~Top: Chicos (similar here the floral being more conspicuous)~~Shoes: MissGuided (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: Stella & Dot (here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s casual outfit, I had her put on her blue jeans! I figured, many women would love the idea that this pair of shoes coordinates with her jeans!

Stylish Footwear for Mature Women.

I had Nancy put on one of her brooches on the sweater. Since I published an article on Sixty + Me regarding brooches (you can check it out, here), I’ve been more conscious of trying to wear them on everything and anything.

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I knitted this sweater for Nancy, and I have one just like it. I don’t normally knit two of the same items, but I had enough yarn and loved it quite dearly. If you are a knitter, the pattern is from the Noro Catwalks book.

Stylish Footwear for Mature Women.

Stylish Footwear for Mature Women.

Jeans: Levis (similar here)~~Cardigan: I knitted it (similar here similar colors but not a cardigan)~~Top: Talbots (similar here)~~Shoes: SouldOut through Groupdealz (similar here)~~Brooch: (similar here in a dolphin shape)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: For mom’s casual day with her lace up shoes, I had her put on her mint jeans and owl sweatshirt. I know when you think jeans & a sweatshirt, you think sloppy, but hopefully mom is showing a non-sloppy example!

Stylish Footwear for Mature Women.

Since there is an owl on the sweatshirt, we kept the accessories coordinating with the owl theme.

Stylish Footwear for Mature Women.

This owl ring was a fantastic gift from my reader, Jude! Jude has been a contributor in this blog too, with her idea of painting your own sneakers, check out that post here. And another DIY about embellishing your own jeans, see that post here. She’s even submitted a photo of herself with the theme of the day a couple of times as a blogette!

Stylish Footwear for Mature Women.

Stylish Footwear for Mature Women.

Jeans: Fabrizio Gianni (similar here)~~Sweatshirt: Olsenboye (similar here a very abstract version)~~Top: Jones New York (similar here somewhat darker but a good deal)~~Shoes: Sould Out through Groupdealz (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Ring: (similar here)

I am extremely grateful for all of your support and comments. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Now here’s some lace up shoes with a variety of heels!!

  • Kathleen McDermott

    These shoes are equally darling with casual outfits. Love your embroidered blouse and those fabulous embellished jeans (frayed edge is perfect ). Love Nancy’s vibrant vest and Charlotte’s crisp striped blouse paired with a sweatshirt.

    • I keep wondering why I’m so enthralled with these shoes!! I have a couple of pairs now, and I think they are so cute!!

  • Helen Greenwell

    I love the lace-up shoe. I bought a pair in nude after my knee surgery. I wanted stylish flats and these really fit the bill. They’re so versatile! Cute looks on everyone, Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think these shoes have a little more interest than the ballet flats—of course, I am biased as a self proclaimed shoe fanatic!!
      Thanks Helen!!

  • I like the shoes, but it’s the jeans I’m cooing over ! How clever to embellish your jeans. My mind is ticking over already thinking about what I want to try!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to admit, I’m not sure I was going to love these jeans when I first unpacked them!! But I’ve been amazed at how much I’ve worn them!
      It’s nice because they are definitely one of a kind!!

  • I really need to get a pair of these lace up shoes – my mum has a few pairs, but I’ve never tried any myself. (I’ll have to ‘borrow’ some of hers, just to try out… :D) #FridayFrivolity

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How cute that your mom has a couple pairs of these—you should not only borrow a pair, but then maybe inherit them—ha ha!!

  • Okay…I have officially jumped on the owl bandwagon, thanks to your mother! You already know I’m on the lace up shoe wagon! Love the looks! Question…what lip color are you wearing? #iwannaknow

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Owls are so in style right now!! It almost makes them not as special lately—but certainly easier to find!
      My lip color is Wet & Wild Epic—fun, huh??

  • Amy D. Christensen

    You got me hooked. Now I need to start looking for a pair of these shoes! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to admit, I think these shoes are so much fun….and more interesting than my normal ballet flats!! But then again, I’m a total shoe girl!!

  • Dawn Lucy

    Looks great on all three of you! Can you believe I haven’t tried this trend yet?

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!


    Dawn Lucy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny how some new styles really resonate with us, huh, Dawn? I loved these as soon as I saw them.
      In fact, sometimes I feel sorry for mom & Nancy, when I decide we should all have the same things—ha ha!!

  • dan

    You had the sweetest idea and your fantastic models surely appreciated…now you three are really fashionable since, as you said, lace flats are everywhere this year !!
    I am in love with the trend !!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s nice to hear that you love the trend too Dan!! I was just saying that I think they add such a nice flair over the tried and true ballet flats!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And thank you in return for hosting!!

  • So, my initial reaction to this post was that I liked your outfit, Jodie, and yours alone. The flowers. The subtle touches of red. Just so fresh and charming. Then I started looking at Nancy and Charlotte’s outfits closer, and realised the little nuances (for which you are so famed) that make both rather special. The contrasting textures of Nancy’s cardigan and long-sleeved top. How gorgeous those colours are together. And the owl making such a beautiful accent throughout Charlotte’s outfit. So whimsy and fun and completely the antithesis of sloppy!! 🙂 xoxo

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to tell you Sheela, that I love reading your comments. They are like a poem in themselves with your incredible way with words!

  • I agree – lace ups are a great accessory for a casual look

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I wonder why we like them so much—they just seem so much more fun than a normal ballet flat to me!!

  • How much fun! These shoes are all fabulous and I love the colors! It’s fun to add a pop of color to an outfit using shoes!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks, Ruth—I totally think so too!!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    I have one pair of lace up shoes in a coral color and I wish I had gone with a different color. Now I feel silly if I buy another pair in a different color, since they are very trendy and may not be in style for long (but, who knows!). I love leopard, neutral and heck even the red and blue pair you ladies have on! I love those embellished pants, BTW!! I love DIY projects like that.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know what you mean, Carrie, about having more than one pair. I like them so much I’ve almost gotten another pair, but I’ve restrained myself.
      The coral color sounds very pretty…and definitely unique. Is it a darker coral? That would be perfect for the fall weather now?
      Thanks for stopping by and the kind words!!

  • 3 belles and 3 very stylish outfits but without taking anything away from you and Nancy, wow, your Mum takes the prize! I want her owl sweatshirt! And she ace-ing how to show a non-sloppy styling of a sweatshirt. Love the shirt hanging below and the upturned collar.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Didn’t her outfit turn out great Jacqueline??
      Thanks for the wonderful compliment—it’ll make her day!!

    • Charlotte Miller

      Thanks for your noticing the owl but the up scaling with the blouse was Jodie’s idea. Which I also liked and will possible wear again.

  • I love all of these looks! You all look so lovely, proving lace up shoes are perfect for any age.

    xx, Elise

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They really are, I think!
      Thanks for the lovely words Elise!

  • Oh, what lovely outfits! I love all three of them. They are so feminine, so delicate, so beautiful! You all look gorgeous!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Olya!

  • I was wondering Jodie, would you wear them with socks? I just saw Nicole wearing socks in shoes and I never liked it , but when I saw years I thought , why not! Would you wear them with laceup shoes?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I did wear them with socks last winter Nancy! I wore these with black jeans, black tights & the red shoes.
      I also wore them with nude hose once, so it really didn’t look like I was wearing socks.
      I feel like I’ve also been seeing more socks shown lately—so it could be a “thing” soon!!

      • That s great because now I can wear my dearest peeptoes!! I only have to buy some socks! Hahaha

  • Oh my goodness, the owl sweater and ring are amazing!!! Of course, those lace ups are wonderful and can go with any look! Great job!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Joti!!

  • I’m obsessed with lace-up this season and I’m loving all of these looks! Nancy’s sweater is gorgeous!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jill!!
      The lace ups are definitely everywhere lately!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Oh my you all look just darling in your shoes and transitional fall outfits!!!
    Jodie, I LOVE the fringed hem you fashioned at the hemline of your jeans. This was a perfect way to handle the length. Your blouse is a pretty “classic” and so feminine. The shoes, glasses and flowers are all neat pops of red!
    The sweater you made for Nancy is GORGEOUS. The tweedy colorfull mix and knitted textures are really wonderful. I can see why you wanted one for yourself! Nancy looks great in her jeans and navy flats; a nice, long, lean, line of color!
    Charlotte is proudly wearing her owls!
    That ring is a little tough to wear because it sticks out so much. Sort of like what they used refer to as a cocktail ring? I love seeing Charlotte wearing it. Her beige version of these cute shoes will be a versatile “go to” I’m sure.
    THANKYOU for all of your kind and generous recognition Jodie. It was really fun to do each project and I’m thrilled that you liked them.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a wonderful comment to read Jude!!
      I’ve been quite amazed at how much I wear the pieces you made me! I’m not used to having someone shop for me at this stage in the game—but you are quite a treasure!
      Mom has worn that ring out too—-she goes to the symphony with her friends regularly, so it was perfect for that outing!!

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Aliona!!

  • Laura

    Love the way your red shoes really standout against your outfit! The sweater you knit Nancy is beautiful and your mom definitely doesn’t looks sloppy. I think with the cute owl on the front and colored jeans she is wearing it looks quite put together!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for such kind words Laura!
      Even though I realize that mom’s shirt is a sweatshirt material—I don’t think it looks as sloppy as some because it’s also pretty well fitted!

  • PetiteOver40

    Your outfit just pops with your neutral base and red shoes/glasses/flowers! I especially like the choker with this outfit. And, once again, you knock my socks off with your knitting skills! Nancy’s sweater is beautiful! Such great colors on her! Finally, your mom’s sweatshirt doesn’t look sloppy at all! First of all, it’s cute with that owl on the front. At first glance, I thought it was a regular sweater with an owl on it. But you also spruced it up with the button-down shirt under it and the cute coordinating pants and accessories!

    Such great looks, Jodie!!

    – Sherry

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sherry!!
      I do love knitting—I almost feel bad that I haven’t done as much lately—it is amazing how much time one can spend with their blogging duties!!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I have yet to indulge in this trend , but like the look. I love the punch of color with your look and what a fun jean. As for Nancy , I can’t get past the wonderful sweater! Love Mom’s owl theme and mint jeans.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tracey!!
      I am glad that Nancy likes her sweater so much….because it usually takes a couple of months (or more) in order to knit a sweater anymore!!

  • Fun to see these styled more casually. I wear them this way most often. Such a versatile shoe, especially in the flat version. Loving the red with the khaki.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!

  • Your Mom’s owl top is wonderful : )

    I like the low heeled laced ups you’ve featured here.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      My mom has certainly gotten her wear from this top—I love it because it may be an owl, but it’s a great casual wear item too!!
      Aren’t you so glad the block heel is fun again—it makes wearing heels so much easier???!!!

  • I’m seeing lace-up everything everywhere too! I adore black suede lace-up flats, and I’ve had them on my wish list for ages. They remind me of the costumes in Brigadoon, and I’ll wear whatever I can to channel that magical world and charming Gene Kelly! I always thought to pair them with cropped pants or knee length skirts to show them off, so I appreciate you styling them with both cropped and full-length pants to show the difference. Obviously they’re more versatile than I thought. And how fun to have a pair in red!

    <3 Liz

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think these are fabulous shoes too!! I so want every woman in the older age groups to have fabulous shoes on their feet! To me they can just make or break an outfit!!
      Thanks for stopping by Liz—and now we now what Santa should be bringing you this Christmas!! 🙂

  • Every single look I would totally wear! I love how you all styled the shoes

    Life is just Rosie

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Rosie!!
      I love these shoes!!

  • That owl sweater and mint jeans is just lovely! Loved all the outfits too. Have a great day. Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Didn’t mom’s outfit turn out great?
      I know it’s fall and wearing pastels is usually reserved for spring—but why not stretch their usage??

  • I love the pop of color your red shoes add to your outfit! And your blouse is so pretty! Great casual, yet interesting outfit! Nancy’s blue shoes look great with the jeans and sweater. And how great is your mom’s owl sweater and the owl accessories! All outfits are great!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Andrea for your kind words!!
      I always think it feels so great when you can make a clothing item versatile for many occasions!!

  • I LOVE this style of shoe. I agree that they are so versatile. I especially like the subtle pairing of your red ones with your glasses…(plus the smaller pops that tie it all together).

    Glad you’re featuring this shoe in different ways!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the love Em!!
      I am always drawn to pops of color with my shoes—but I know many women like to match their shoes to their pants!

  • Stevie Turner

    I love these strappy shoes, especially the first ones in the list here.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Stevie!!
      And the greatest thing for us older women, is how the chunky heels are quite fashionable. Who doesn’t love function and style??

      • Stevie Turner

        Absolutely. I could possibly walk in these as well!