Wearing your Print Top in the Springtime to the Workplace

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

Print Top for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Smart 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: “Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.” Margaret Shepard

For some reason, I always imagine a collared, button down blouse as office wear. Maybe that’s because it’s what all the guys wear to work? So putting together these outfits took no stretch of the imagination. I added variety to our outfits by having us put on different items over our blouses: mom’s picture shows a cardigan over her blouse, Nancy put on a belt over her blouse, and I threw on a jacket over mine. You can see the exact same shirts styled for playtime (here). At the end of each post NewChic offers a discount for my readers and  I have included my feedback of the items!

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’ve had these shoes for at least 4 years. I’m surprised every spring when the cut out heels are still in style! (Time to get the tootsies painted)

Pants: LOFT (similar here)~~Blazer: Casual Corner (similar here)~~Top: Fassimo Eutti (similar here)~~Shoes: Lela Rose for Payless (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Pin: (similar here or 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: This necklace is a gold coin made into a necklace. My father worked at the Denver Mint for many years and so bought this for Nancy.

Pants: Worthington (similar here)~~Top: Zanzea (similar here)~~Turtleneck Under: Chicos (similar here)~~Belt: (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 realize many older women would only wear their black shoes with this outfit, but I love the trend of mixing it up with an unexpected color. As blogger, Tara, says “work doesn’t mean boring.”

Pants: Clio (similar here)~~Cardigan: (similar here)~~Top: Liva Girl (here)~~Shoes: Connie (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Review of the 60’s model’s print top: I like Nancy’s shirt the best fit wise. It actually was plenty big and fit very nicely. Of course, I had to shorten it since it didn’t come in petites, but that’s to be expected. I consider it a wonderful transitional piece since the material is sheer! There were quite a few small threads on it that I had to trim off, but I find that with many brands!

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Here is a print top or two that are sleeveless: (also under $20)

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Sleeveless blouses didn’t used to be so readily available. They’re all I wear under cardigans or knit jackets, and I have a boatload of them. Prints, solids, metallics, lace – well, you get the picture! Love all the outfits above.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathleen!!
      The funny thing is I would wear a short sleeve t-shirt under my sleeveless blouses that were under my blazers for work. Because I didn’t want to sweat in the blazers since they had to be dry cleaned!!

      • Kathleen McDermott

        When I worked, I did the same.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I knew you were a smart cookie!! What was your profession??

          • Kathleen McDermott

            25 years with Nabisco. Sales administration, then sports marketing hosting customer entertainment events at professional golf and tennis events across the US. That was a plum job during the excessive late 80s. Finally moved on to employee benefits.

          • Jodie Filogomo

            Wow!! I bet you have some great stories!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I really enjoy the same theme for different ages outfits

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nicole!! We’ve been having fun (well at least I have. Nancy & mom have been great sports!!)

  • Jodie Filogomo

    I think mom’s look is especially my fave here—those shoes do it every time! Do you have a pair of bright pink shoes?

    • PetiteOver40

      Not yet! But I love the look you’ve created here that I’m tempted to add a pair to my Wish List! 🙂

  • looking lovely ladies – especially the burgundy pants – and I love the pink shoes!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Leanne! I think the pink shoes are great too—don’t they add nice pizzazz to the outfit?

  • Amy D. Christensen

    These are perfect and yes I would wear any of these to my job as an assistant manager at a university bookstore. They are the perfect combination of feminine and put together. I love your mom’s shoes. They draw out the pink in the blouse so well. Thanks for posting. – Amy –
    http://www.stylingrannymama.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for being such a great reader! I was hoping these outfits would be very “real” so it’s nice to hear you say that you’d wear them!!

  • Dawn Lucy

    Pretty looks and great prints! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX

    Dawn Lucy

    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

  • Great ideas as always! I particularly like the 70s look this time. I feel like that would work at any age.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Shari! Mom really looked nice in this, huh?

  • Hello Jodie, I saw you began following me so I thought I’d check you out too. How fun is this post. I love the models and what you are doing here. I’m not much of a fashionista, but I like to see women our age rocking it in the style department. Feel free to link your posts up at my link up party on Thursdays. Still going on at http://www.grammietime2.blogspot.com – Party at My Place. I would love to show off your talent. Nice to meet you!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for telling me about your “party” Michelle!! I know a lot of my friends, don’t subscribe to the “fashionista” thing, but I always advocate for “looking nice”–we have so much experience in life that we ought to be showing that we’re as great on the outside as on the inside!!

  • Your comparisons are always interesting. They make me sit for a while and consider what I like, what I don’t and what might work for me.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a great way to consider it Carol—because really, that is my goal. Even though we tend to try to pick a favorite, I really aim to show some variety with what we already have in our closets! Thanks for being so introspective!

  • Loving the printed tops! And thanks for the shout out xoxo

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thank you Tara for being such an inspiration!!

  • Oh, I love the diverse styling techniques in play in this post! Every outfit had a different feel, but all three outfits were fabulously done. I’m particularly a fan of your brooch (which is on-trend again just like cut out heels). 🙂

    – Liz @ Downtown Demure

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz! I’m so glad the brooches are all over again—they are such an easy add on to almost any outfit (and they don’t take up much space in my closet—always a plus!) Thanks for reading!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    You hit the nail on the head with why I prefer pop over tops as opposed to button ups. They do evoke a more office appropriate look and don’t mesh with my casual boho type mom on the go lifestyle. I will however say, I have had success with oversized button ups tied at the waist worn open over a tank top. Great tops and well styled and very Smart looking indeed!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I always forget about wearing a shirt that way—yet it’s so practical for not looking pregnant! Maybe not so work appropriate—but thanks for the reminder!!

  • Joy Straka

    yeah A. Charlotte needs to get into modeling Jodie…you should help her with that 😉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Now there’s an interesting prospect…many companies are starting to use older models!! (I’d get 10% too, right? ha ha)

  • I also think workwear when I think collared button-ups, so I’ll have to go see how you styled these for playtime! I like that these shirts have whimsical prints for play but still have polish for the office. Your look is my favorite because I think marsala and taupe are such a gorgeous color combination, especially for work. I think a lot of women struggle with wearing color at the office and don’t know how to pair subtle hues that still have personality. This is a perfect example!

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

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You know, and I think part of the problem with color in the office is two fold—men don’t really wear it, so if women do it’s not as serious (is that too stereotypical—eek, I sound like my mother?) and secondly…it’s not always easy to find “business” blazers & trousers that aren’t black or grey! I think that’s why I loved these pants—I had a plum pair that I wore so much until they didn’t fit. These are those replacements!!

  • I have to say that your Mom really stands out here for me. She looks so happy and relaxed.

    Her bold lip colour with the bright red and florals is just lovely.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Doesn’t she look fab here?? She really tries to look great all the time (that’s probably where I learned it!). Thanks for such a nice comment….I’m sending it off for her to see also—she’ll be tickled!

  • Jodie Filogomo

    Mitch is just jealous that he can’t wear them!! 🙂

  • I love all of the bright colors and you all look fabulous. Thanks for joining my Powers the Flower link-up (the blouses fit so well with the theme) and for the birthday wishes for my daughter.
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rena!! I hope you’re taking your daughter somewhere fun for her special day???

  • Queen of Rods

    I have to comment about your pin, Jodie. I love it…looks like an ancient cave painting. Where did you find it?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I belong to this knitting group and one of the women has a business selling yarn from Ireland. She also finds great “knitting related” accessories and I bought this probably 6 years ago at our retreat! I even checked her website to see if possibly she still had a pin like this, but she doesn’t. Right now here’s what she’s offering (if you’re interested): http://bit.ly/1SBjBRC! Thanks for asking!!