Yellow Shoes Can Add a Whole New Color to your Outfit

Yellow Shoes for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Yellow Shoes Can Add a Whole New Color to your Outfit

Quote of the day: “The greater part of our happiness or our misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances” – Martha Washington

Even if there isn’t any yellow in your outfit, yellow shoes can be a great choice for your footwear. This category is not much different than using the yellow shoes as a pop of color (see that post here), in my opinion. But at least in this series of looks, I did not use yellow accessories at all. I’m counting on the shoes to be the contrasting color. If you are the type that like your shoes to match your outfit, then you might enjoy the second post from this series here!

I tried to include 3 different colors for each of our looks. Nancy was the first to style this, so we chose navy for her color. Then mom wanted to wear blue also (but you’ll see below that her blue got switched to purple). Thus I wanted to include a warm color for some diversity. Thus I’m wearing my burgundyish pink trousers.

I have many theories about shoes and the impact they can make in an outfit. Realistically, your shoe area is only about one tenth of your entire outfit, so I can see the argument that they don’t really matter. However, I believe that they also say a lot about one’s personality since women are extremely lucky to have such a plethora of options when it comes to this item. And for ourselves, we probably see our shoes more since they are in full view when we look down. So if you’re wearing a sexy sandal–then maybe you feel a little sexier that day?  Then there is the issue of comfort! How important is it for your shoes to be walkable? Well Suzanne just wrote a post about the top ten comfortable (yet stylish) shoes that every woman should read if this is an issue for you!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Confession time. We were going shopping and out to lunch after our hair cut appointments, so I also took my nude sandals to wear for the walking part of the day after the photo shoot. When I was putting this outfit together, I thought to myself, that I’d normally wear the nude shoes if given the option. But after wearing the yellow pumps the beginning of the day, I felt like the nude ones were too boring! The yellow gave the outfit some much needed punch!! Thus I think you should try it too—get some yellow shoes and try them with everything!

Yellow Shoes for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Let’s talk about white pants. I love them, but it’s true after a couple seasons they tend to be dingy and stained. But the great thing is then you have the opportunity to dye them. That’s what I did with these pants a couple years ago. I wished I’d left them in the dye longer for a darker color, but I do like them and wear them often! If you look closely, you can see some of the spots that didn’t take the dye especially on the knees.

Yellow Shoes for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

One last thing…the top I won from a contest via Sandy a la Mode’s blog. It from the company Vacay which has an interesting spin on what to pack for a tropical vacation. I also got a white dress in my winnings, you’ll see that soon…but check out their website! If their clothing is interesting to you–they have a promotion going until August 11 that you can save $25 with the code: FRIEND25.

Yellow Shoes for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Pants: The Limited (similar here definitely a great deal)~~Top: Vacay Style (here)~~Shoes: Aldo (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: Bauble Bar (similar here in blue/green)~~Bracelet: (similar here in violet)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy’s shirt is really a lime green, although it looks almost yellowy in the photos. This could be an easy way to work into wearing your yellow shoes with something that doesn’t match?

Yellow Shoes for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

These pants are from a recent expedition to H&M—they are such a great fit and have enough spandex in them that they don’t stretch out as much as some pants! The other fabulous thing is they didn’t need to be altered—now that’s a cause to celebrate!

Yellow Shoes for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

If you look closely, you can see we tucked Nancy’s shirt up under itself. That means it’s on the list to get shortened. In my opinion, unless a shirt it a tunic, it shouldn’t come down past your crotch. It seems to shorten your look when this happens. If you tuck in your shirts, then it certainly doesn’t matter. But if you tend to leave them out, and they are that long, try getting one shortened and see how it looks in comparison!

Yellow Shoes for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Pants: H&M (similar here in a light blue and here darker–on sale)~~Top: Karen Scott (similar here)~~Shoes: Kelly & Katie (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here many stranded)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: The first two pictures of mom show a great lesson in styling. We had her first wearing the blue pants (in the second picture-they are a sweatshirt like material).

However, after looking at the pictures at home, I realized these blue pants were too loose & flowy  paired with such a voluminous tunic. So we retook the pictures with slender leggings that really are more of a purple. To me, this is quite a aha moment. Therefore, if you’re someone who loves wearing tunics–make sure your bottoms are slender. It’s not like they have to be skin tight—just more fitted!

Yellow Shoes for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Yellow Shoes for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

I also decided to go with simpler accessories in the retake photos to be able to appreciate the neat print of the tunic more. Do you think it makes a difference?

Yellow Shoes for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Of course I need to point out the owl ring. And scissor earrings. Funny, huh? The ends of mom’s necklace is a magnet, and there’s another piece you can add in to make it longer! It certainly makes it easy to change the length!!

Yellow Shoes for women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Pants: (similar here not super tight)~~Tunic: (similar here as a plain version or here in a darker blue)~~Shoes: Nine West (here in a brighter yellow)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here only ones I could find in silver & pricey!)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Ring: (similar here)

So I think I’ve shown how versatile your yellow shoes can be for so many different outfits!! Adding in another color with your footwear is a modern trend that any aged woman can accomplish!

I really enjoy any thoughts you contribute! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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And for those of you who still like heels—here’s a couple of my faves for yellow ones:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Love your jewelry and Charlotte’s jewelry in both photos, especially the first one. The flowers are adorable.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathleen!! You know that jewelry should be my middle name…ha ha!! (And the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree since mom is the same way!!)

  • I love your hair style, Jodie. Looks really good on you. Those yellow shoes are amazing accent to all three outfits. I can´t say which one I like more.
    Thank you for linking up with MY RED CARPET.
    Anna xoxo

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the nice compliments Anna!!

  • Lorraine Williamson

    love the look thanks for sharing now following

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lorraine!!!

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra
    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Aditi!!

  • Kristin & Megan

    I need some yellow heels in my life!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you do!! They add some fun & excitement to almost any outfit!!

  • This was a nice finish to your series. I think that a non-matching or contrasting shoe can make a huge difference in an outfit and I love how well you’ve demonstrated that concept.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Rena!
      It’s definitely not a go-to for me at least, but once I start imagining the possibilities, it can make it more fun!

  • Lorena Lorena

    Nicely done – in fact I am feeling that I may have made a mistake by leaving a pair of yellow pumps behind in a recent sale..

    • Jodie Filogomo

      But if you didn’t wear them much….maybe it was the style & fit of those particular shoes?
      It’s always an opportunity to replace them with some you absolutely love!!

  • I love the straight hair too! (but don’t abandon the curls : > ). And all the outfits are lovely – shoes are a great way to wear yellow. xo


    • Jodie Filogomo

      The curls aren’t going anywhere—they are too easy! But it is nice to have variety at times –especially when I don’t have to do it 🙂
      Thanks for checking in Patti!

  • Love your hair straight! Really suits you Jodie. Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!

  • Rosemond C

    Love the pop of the unexpected yellow! Great idea to get out of the nude shoe rut!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rosemond!!
      Nude shoes are definitely a basic, but it’s fun to have a bright color as an option!!!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  • I LOVE all three of these! And yellow shoes have moved up on my wish list. I also am loving your hair today.
    🙂 gwingal

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nikki!
      I’m sure most people can’t even consider yellow shoes as versatile….but I really love the options!

  • I like the interest the yellow shoes add to each outfit! I agree with you that shoes are important and can totally change the look of an outfit! I can’t wear heels, so I’m always on the lookout for cute flats. I’m off to read Suzanne’s post now!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea!!
      You may not have the variety with heels—but I think there are a ton of wonderful flats out there!!
      (Those silver ones I just saw on IG were fab—I can’t wait to see you wearing them!)

  • I also love your hair like this! A total different look! I said it before, but I say it again, you always style these amazing accesories! Youre mothers ring! Lovely. All three outfits are very nice and give me a Spring feeling!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nancy!
      I do love the idea of accessories—you don’t always see them from afar, but they can be a fun little surprise when you get closer!!

  • First…your hair #OMGSOCUTE!!! Love that you dyed the pants too.
    Second…Nancy’s pants #LOVETHEM!
    Third…your mom’s tunic and owl ring #CUTESTTHINGEVER!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love your hashtags Darlene!!
      It’s so hilarious!!
      I’m thinking I need to straighten my hair more often!!!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Three more winners. I really like your top and pants with the shoes. As you said, the yellow really gives the outfit some punch, plus shows off your lovely gams! Ha, ha. I like that your accessories had more color. Love Nancy’s pants and that tunic on Mom is really pretty. I like the way the color of her top shows through. Great looks, Jodie. You make me want to buy shoes just to have more fun options for styling an outfit! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, you know I am a shoe girl, Amy!! I really do think they can add such fun and interest to an outfit! Although really it’s the whole look and fit of an outfit—but truly fun shoes put a smile on my face!!
      And do you know, my husband even has a pair of yellow shoes? (My influence—but it really makes him stand out!!)

  • PetiteOver40

    What great looks, Jodie! You all look fabulous, but I have to say, I think your mom looks so chic in her tunic and slender pants. The fact that her under-top matches her pants perfectly gives the whole look an elegant line. The accessories, then, add a little whimsy to her look. You all are so fun!!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sherry!
      My mom is definitely a good shopper (you know, the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree)—she found this tunic at Target and thought it’d be fun!!

  • I agree with those last minute changes on your Mom and the shortening of Nancy’s top. All these little details can add up to a big difference in the end.

    I like the idea of a magnet on your Mom’s necklace to make it longer.

    Thanks for the shout-out! : )


    • Jodie Filogomo

      That fit thing really is a game changer, huh? I think once we start realizing the little nips & tucks that can be done, we’re golden!!
      I still have to alter a ton of Nancy’s shirts for her—but at least she’s realizing the difference now!
      Happy Sunday!!

  • donnaduck

    Jodie, I know you said how much time it takes to straighten your curly hair, but the sleeker hair really does add a touch of sophistication to your look! Very chic and urban! Love all three of the outfits, but I have to give your mom props for hers today! That tunic? She rocked it! And I love her scissors earrings- every seamstress should own them! I’m also short in stature and hate that manufacturers make shirts so long! Other than going to petite sizes (and plus size petite tops are almost impossible to find), I have to shorten even my tee shirts! Ridiculous! Thanks for allowing my rant!! 😉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Happy Sunday Donna!!
      I do love my hair straight—and really, I could take the time to style it this way, occasionally! Maybe I will more often! It’s very nice to have the option, and it does make for such a different look, eh?
      I know what you mean about the length of shirts—I think I need or have already shortened most of Nancy’s in this past year! But looking at the manufacturer’s side of the coin—how would they please the tall girls? At least we can shorten them, is my theory! It’s definitely not as easy to lengthen them! But one thing Nancy & I have considered lately are the crop tops—they can be the right length for us short women!! Just because they say cropped doesn’t mean I have to show my belly!!
      Thanks for voicing your thoughts—I’ll tell mom she gets your vote!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Yellow shoes are clearly more versatile than many of us believed. Thanks for these posts! I recently purchased a pair myself and really glad I did.
    I love hearing that you actually dyed a piece of clothing Jodie. Is it easier than I think it is?? Do you do it often?
    I love the touch of other bright colors with your yellow. Your red glasses and fun earrings are great. I’m not liking the tiny triangle scarf with your lacy top. I’d like it rolled and knotted and done like a choker instead. (?)
    Nancy is going to get a lot of wear out of those H&M pants. They might be fun to mix with another larger print. Love her look.
    The closer fit pants made a huge positive impact on Charlotte’s outfit. That tunic is so pretty!! I’m a big fan of lace and I’d love to see you style this tunic in other ways. Oddly I think sheer white lace can be a styling challenge. A challenge to you for a future post…?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I bet you’ll wear those yellow shoes a ton!! I know Nancy was truly surprised at how many outfits they got to be worn with!
      This is my only dyed piece (so far!). It really was easy—I did it in a bucket (not the washer). I didn’t fix it with vinegar at the end although I’ve read that tip since! I even wash them with other darks—and haven’t had any problems! I’ll definitely do it again (in fact, mom & I are thinking of doing it to our graphic tees (you’ll see them the end of this month)
      I have made this scarf as a choker before—and I should have done it that way for this –you’re right!
      Tell me what challenges you find with the sheer white lace? Then I’ll work on those exact hurdles! I’d love to plan that for next spring!!

      • Judy Gramith

        Lace is one of those fabrics that I really LOVE but have trouble getting beyond my prejudices about . I guess I feel the same way about sequins. I buy clothing that is embellished with both BUT I find that these items are not the “go to” garments that I’d hoped theyd’ be when I purchased them.
        This could be an “age” issue as well. I like to think that I’m open minded when it comes to clothing but my wearing behavior doesn’t always measure up.
        Clearly this is a comfort zone issue. I also think that the fashion bloggers I follow are all helping me rethink my choices. I know that you have to cajole both Nancy and Charlotte into stretching their mindset on a few occasions.
        So…there might be a “fashion blog challenge” in there somewhere. Not sure.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          It’s because you think of it as for “good” right? So pairing it with jeans seems silly?
          It is hard to relearn what we consider the basics—but then again, it’s probably good for the brain matter!!
          I’ll try to come up with a fun post about it—need it to marinate first and see!! 🙂

          • Judy Gramith

            Actually I LOVE the look of lace combined with denim. I really have a ton of lace items and combining them with denim makes them very wearable. I just find that I don’t seem to wear these pieces as often as other things in my wardrobe. Kinda dumb…

          • Jodie Filogomo

            It’s not dumb—-probably more of a habit??
            I’ve really found that once I style a piece in more than one way—it seems more versatile for me and I tend to like it more (and reach for it more often!!)
            But we can’t wear everything in our closet all the time—ha ha—then we’d look a little crazy (at least crazier than usual) 🙂

  • Queen of Rods

    Your mom’s owl ring is hysterical. Is it glass? The scissor earrings are cute too. I would have liked to have seen her other jewelry in a larger photo too. Nancy’s outfit is flattering; love the pants. Your outfit is cute, and I especially like your red eyeglasses 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Mom’s owl ring is more of a painted metal, not glass—but I laugh at her sometimes. I think I know all of her jewelry and she’ll produce something I’ve never seen before!!
      Don’t worry about the other jewelry—I’ll have her wear it again!!
      Thanks for the love Janet!!

  • Suzanne Dennis

    You ladies could seriously model for a living! You all look so natural and relaxed and pretty in every picture. I love how you are different sizes and yet all look so nice. That’s encouraging for all of us “real women” out here.

    Good point about your mother’s pants and the difference a slim pair with her tunic makes. Sometimes a picture truly is worth 1,000 words!

    Keep up the good work! I look forward to your posts.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a nice compliment Suzanne!
      This “modeling” has definitely been a learning process for the three of us—and we still laugh at some of the pictures you don’t see! 🙂
      But I love the idea of different sizes, different ages, and no photoshopping (let’s show our wrinkles & scars!!)
      Thanks so much for the being a part of this—I couldn’t do it without readers like you!!