Springtime Print Top 4 (Casual)

Print Shirts for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Print Top for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Casual Version

We were gifted these shirts from NewChic, but I was not paid for writing my posts. All of our feelings are honest and true!

Quote of the day: “Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Betty Friedan

My guess is your closet has a couple of print blouses in it. The last time we wore print tops was for our travel series (here) in the summer! So I thought I’d showcase some different print blouses for our usual three categories of casual, smart & dressy for the early springtime months. Even though the calendar may say spring, we are very aware that mother nature may not agree. Therefore, I believe long sleeves are very appropriate (along with other layers).

I should have titled this post “print blouses with white jeans” or at least given you some other options—I guess you can tell that I’m a sucker for white jeans! I think they’re such a nice backdrop for our darker prints. Even though most of us think of t-shirts as your casual top, I think a print blouse can play nice in the same category! At the end of each post, NewChic offers a discount for my readers. I have also included my feedback of the items! I could not always link to the exact same top, because mine & Nancy’s have been sold out.

Print Shirts for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's. Print Shirts for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

50’s Outfit: I tried to pull out the teal blue in the blouse by wearing the same color shoes & accessories. I feel like the pictures don’t show the teal the same way I see it in real life!

Jeans: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Vest: mom made (similar here)~~Top: Fassimo Eutti (similar here)~~Shoes: Schutz (similar here)~~Pin: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Print Shirts for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's. Print Shirts for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

60’s Outfit: Nancy’s shirt is a lightweight sheer material, so for cooler days, the black layering piece (under it) is ideal! In the summer, this shirt would be nice because it would cover your arms (from the sun) yet not be crazy hot!

Jeans: Chicos (similar here)~~Top: Zanzea (similar here)~~Tank Under: French Dressing (similar here)~~Boots: Fergalicious (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Print Shirts for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's. Print Shirts for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

70’s Outfit: I love the look of having a blouse stick out from under a sweater (kind of like the lace extenders I showed here).

Jeans: Riders (similar here)~~Top: Liva Girl (here)~~Sweater: 1045 Park (similar here)~~Shoes: Mootsie Tootsies (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Review of the 50’s model’s shirt: I ordered a small and while the body fits, if I wanted to roll up the sleeves they’d be a tad tight. It washed nicely and I didn’t even need to iron it! If I were to order again, I’d definitely go up at least one size in this particular shirt (even though the websites measurements say the shirt would fit). It could be extremely helpful to use the live chat line on the upper right corner of their website if you’re thinking of ordering anything! I opted for flat shipping (the most inexpensive version) and it did take almost a month. If you’re not in a hurry, this is fine, but if you want your product for a special event, you might want to consider the express options. (More feedback in the next two posts)

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First I thought I’d show some beautiful print blouses with sleeves: (all under $20)

  • Kathleen McDermott

    These blouses and outfits! Jodie – adorable, Nancy – charming, Charlotte – stunning. Your vest made by the inimitable Charlotte is divine. I bet Charlotte has never sewn anything that wasn’t ultimately perfection because she’d always figure a way to alter, re-fashion or adorn the piece so that it was.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Mom is certainly very talented in her sewing!! I know she’s even taken apart other people’s creations, to make them look better!
      She certainly has the experience, but even now, she gets a couple of magazines that give her inspiration and tips!! Maybe I should start a You-tube channel for her and her sewing?
      🙂

      • Kathleen McDermott

        I am so impressed with Charlotte’s sewing. I enlarge each picture and marvel at her precision. Would love a Charlotte segment sometime. I find myself wondering how she got started, what kind of machine she uses, if she uses a serger, how many pieces she works on in a year, etc.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Actually that’s a fabulous idea Kathleen!! Because even if it’s only interesting to you & me, it’s always those stories I find so fun! I mean, I’m her daughter, but even I don’t know all of the specifics!!
          Maybe our next collaboration with Sherry (Petite over 40), I’ll come up with a theme that could focus on that. Well not our next collab—because that’s coming out in 2 weeks and is almost ready to go. But maybe the summer one?? Since this collab always focuses on stories along with our clothing—that could be a great segment!

          • Kathleen McDermott

            That would be great. While sewing may not be as widely pursued by younger women today, ladies of my generation and older learned to sew in home ec in junior high. And now there are many blogs on sewing, and even more interesting, on refashioning clothes we no longer wear, our husband’s clothes or thrift and consignment store finds. Sewing and using up every scrap really fit in with the reduce, reuse, recycle, refashion mantra. Your blog has me planning to use my button collection to make a bracelet and a pin like Charlotte’s. Also to use the eyelet and lace bottoms of 2 old bed skirts to make my own extenders. Thanks!

          • Jodie Filogomo

            OMG Kathleen! That’s such a great idea for the lace extender!!
            And I have seen some of the refashion blogs. In fact, I think I sent a couple links to mom, but I know she limits herself on the computer!! She still gets a couple of sewing magazines, that she’ll read cover to cover!

        • Charlotte Miller

          Hi Kathleen–it’s so nice to have you join us: especially someone else interested in sewing. I started sewing in 4H at about the age of 12. Became a Home Ec. teacher for 28 1/2 yrs. Then worked in professional alterations for 10yrs. and even did them from home for another 10 yrs. Now I only sew for myself & family. I have a zig-zag, serger, and even a hemmer.A 4th machine(zig-zag) was passed on to Jodie. I truly live the motto–Sewing is my passion.

  • Fun! I’m just hopping over from your post styling these for work. They look like totally different tops styled this way. Got to love the versatility of a printed blouse! In this round, my favorite outfit is the third look with the blouse layered under the black crewneck sweater. Classic, preppy, and polished. And that chunky statement necklace really adds personality.

    As far as your product roundup: I’m in love with the green rosette blouse from Romwe. Unfortunately it wouldn’t fit me, but now I’ll be on the lookout for a similar style. I like the whimsical, oversize print and the black, white, and green palette. A real stunner of a blouse!

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

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz—the real reason mom has that blouse on under a sweater is (shhh…don’t tell) because it actually doesn’t fit her. I tell all in Saturday’s post–but the end result was I inherited the blouse (and I love it!!)
      I loved that green rosette blouse too—especially because it didn’t button up—there are still times I struggle with that button gaping problem—(the woes of having breasts, right?)

  • I totally agree with you Jodie. These shirts are really nice, a very good choice. Have a nice day, kisses and thank you for stopping at my blog,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks!!

  • Anna Parkes

    I love the white jeans adding the perfect backdrop for these printed shirts. Nancy’s get’s my vote today, although I do like your cute little vest!
    Anna
    http://www.annasislandstyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for weighing in Anna—-I love the sheerness of Nancy’s shirt—I bet she’ll be able to wear it for many temperatures and occasions!!

  • PLAYING WITH APPAREL

    You all look so happy and fabulous

    I hope having a great week!

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Filipa!!

  • I’m rarely out of printed tops and shirts these days. They are so useful and can go with so many colours. I love the print of yours, Jodie, especially with the white jeans and the pops of teal.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m with you on the print tops—they are just so versatile, so when I hear others say they stick to solids–I’m flabbergasted!

  • Alexis Grant

    Love these pics! Pretty is timeless; age is just a number!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You speak truth!! Thanks for visiting!!

  • Trang Do

    Love these tops!! Such a great post dear!

    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Trang!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    Nice to pair with white jeans for a high contrast. Yes, print blouses are my favorite, although I don’t wear too many button ups.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’ve just started again—but I find I feel more comfortable with a cami under them!

  • Laura

    I love floral tops in the spring! All the prints are so pretty and you’ve done a great job at wearing them so many ways!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura! I really appreciate your kind words!

  • Love the variety of prints you have here! Great price too. 🙂
    http://whosaprettygirl.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      We are thrifty girls, eh?

  • PetiteOver40

    Great choice on the white jeans with all three tops! Seeing you all in the same style jeans helps me see how versatile the tops are across the three of you. You all look very put-together and stylish! <3

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sherry—I usually try hard to vary our looks, so you can get different ideas—but we’ll go with what you said!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Love these! And the white jeans are perfect. I have a pair of flares, but I’m thinking of investing in a pair of skinnies. I love how you layered the tops with the vest, black tank and sweater. All three are great looks and give you that extra warmth that we need when spring isn’t quite springing in the temperature department. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I figure my white jeans only last a season or two (stains are my nemesis), so I need a new pair pretty often! Thanks for the support Amy!!