Matching Your Yellow Shoes to Your Outfit

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Matching Your Yellow Shoes to Your Outfit

Quote of the day: “The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand” – Irene C. Kassorla 

Anyone in my age range or older is very familiar with outfits matching. That was one of the fashion rules pounded into our brains for the majority of our lives, right? So even though, I try hard to get away from too much matching, I realize that some older women feel more comfortable with it. Thus I had to include this category as part of the series for the yellow shoes. This series is very similar to last summer’s series about the red sandals (check it out here). I started the category by pairing these same shoes with a more neutral palate so the yellow would be the pop of color (see it here). You can also see closeups of our yellow shoes in this last post if you missed it.

I tend to strive for variety with the three of us, so you can relate to at least one of our style personalities (although I’m aware that my influence dictates most of our looks)! Thus mom wore her cotton yellow pants, Nancy styled her yellow capris and I donned a yellow shirt.

How would you wear your yellow shoes? Tell me in the comments below!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: So this is a shirt worn over a dress. I’ve had this dress for years and have worn it tons! However, I haven’t been as happy with it recently.

Two reasons are because it has an empire waist, so I can look a little pregnant. Also the front of the skirt has grown and now hangs about 2 inches longer than the back of the skirt.  Therefore, after this evening (I wore it out to dinner), I decided to make it into a skirt. We’ll see how it turns out and if you’ll ever see it again!

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

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

My bracelet is an acquisition from Boho Betty, which is an online company that is creating global inspired bracelets!

I’ve worn this one at least a dozen times already and it gets so many compliments. I did join the company as an affiliate so if you ever want to buy one of their bracelets, make sure you use the code: JTOUCHOFSTYLE to get an extra 20% off—anytime, any bracelet!

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

Dress: Jamsworld (similar here same shape in a pink print, here with circles in a sheath version)~~Top: Sofia-thrifted (similar here with straps in the front)~~Shoes: Aldo (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: Boho Betty (here in a royal blue)~~Hat: (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I know in the past, I’ve shied away from wearing black & yellow because the combination reminds me of a bumble bee.

However, I think the fact that Nancy’s yellow is a pastel, makes this outfit just great!

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

The capris are another wonderful piece we received from Fabrizio-Gianni last year.

They did need a little altering before Nancy could wear them. You can see how they look on their website here—but in person, they seemed too wide in the legs, so we just took them in about an inch on each side.

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

I tried to show in the pictures that the shirt has a lace design in it.

I realize that everyone loves a t-shirt, but sometimes it’s nice to have more interesting shirts—at least up close and personal!

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

Pants: Fabrizio-Gianni (here in other colors)~~Top: Claudia Richard (similar here with pleats)~~Shoes: Kelly & Katie (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here in more of a cluster)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom made this shirt a long time ago. I left the bottom button unbuttoned on purpose to let it flair out more instead of being so tight against the pants!

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

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

The necklace is an owl (shocking, I know).

I vacillated about whether to add a necklace at all. And then I thought about having one that contrasted more. But in the end, I went with subtle but fun! Is that what you’d have styled?

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

Pants: Jones New York (similar here in a cargo version)~~Top: Mom made it (similar here in oversized, and here in black & white)~~Shoes: Nine West (here in a brighter yellow)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Your yellow shoes can work wonderfully as a matching item if you have yellow pants or skirts! This may be the way most of us think to wear shoes, and it can look great!!

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

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Next on the agenda for shopping is yellow flats—are you a fan? (That Modcloth pair is a fantastic deal if you’re the right sizes!!)

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Your “skirt” is so colorful and fun for summer. Looks great on you and so cute with the bright yellow top. Nancy looks chic. Charlotte looks so cool and fresh in her soft, muted palette. Love her blouse and the necklace is the perfect muted touch to the outfit. Also love your bracelet and Nancy’s necklace and earrings.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Kathleen!! I did get around to making this an actual skirt, so I’ll need to get wearing it. It’s not perfect though—the waistband caused me a little issue, but I don’t think anyone will notice. We’ll see!!!
      Just so you know, I forward all of these fabulous compliments to both mom & Nancy so they can enjoy them too!! We really appreciate it!
      XOXO

  • I am not always a fan of bright colors, but yellow shoes are so cute! They add a fun pop of color. I may need to get some yellow shoes too! All the ladies look fab!
    Thanks for linking up to #UntamedStyle.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Veronica!!
      At least for shoes, it just a little part of your outfit if bright colors aren’t your thing!!!
      Thanks for your thoughts!!

  • Happinessatmidlife

    I have yellow shoes that I love wearing as a pop of color. All you ladies did a great job wearing your yellow shoes. Love your dress/skirt vibrant print.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice

    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Don’t you think the yellow shoes can be a fun addition to an outfit? Really any bright color works!!
      Thanks for stopping by Alice!

  • I LOVE your dress/skirt! Such beautiful colors! It looks fabulous with the tee & you yellow heels!

    And it’s funny to me how for so many years the goal was to match everything, and now we seem to try to get away from it (sometimes at all cost). But a matchy-matchy outfit can be actually very nice!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re so right, how the goals change in fashion!! Maybe soon it’ll change again and we’ll all be matching things again!

  • I love your Boho Betty bracelet! I am seriously obsessed with them and need to acquire more! And yellow shoes are always fabulous. In fact, I have been on the hunt for a new pair of yellow shoes and I just can’t seem to find “the” ones. Fabulous looks with your yellow shoes!

    Thanks for linking up with me On the Edge of the Week.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I bet once you find those yellow shoes—you’re going to wear them tons!!
      I feel like they add so much variety to any outfit!!
      Can’t wait to see the rest of your boho betty bracelets—it is quite addicting!!

  • Melissa

    Yellow is one of those colors that just brightens your day. Love all three choices, specially the blouse with buttons!
    Thank you for linking up with weekend wear, have. Lovely weekend

    xo
    Melissa

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Melissa!!
      I think you are so right—yellow is happy & makes me smile!!

  • Just love all the yellow! I can’t wait to see how your skirt turns out.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Karen!!
      I finished the skirt and I think it’s okay—it’s a little wonky, but I’m hoping no one will really notice.
      I’ll make sure to showcase it sometime next spring/summer on the blog!

  • Dawn Lucy

    I love a pop of yellow! You look so cute and fun and everyone looks great. I totally know what you mean about the fashion rules …it’s still a little hard for me to mix navy and black and white and cream. Silly right?

    And thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!

    OXOX

    Dawn Lucy

    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Funny how the rules we learn when we’re young stick so much, yet things we learn as we get older are gone in a sec!!
      Thanks for your love!

  • Laura

    I can’t wait to see how your dress turns out as a skirt! I love the colors and pattern. It’s so bright and fun! You all pulled off the yellow matching without being too matchy-matchy.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!
      Well I finished making it a skirt. I think it’ll be great although I had to put the zipper in the front ! I probably won’t get around to wearing it again until next year—we’ll see!!

  • Aren’t you the sassy senorita, Jodie??!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I like that term—much better than other things I’ve been called….:)

  • I think you are so right about how different generations view matching. I tend to match less, but I love a good pop of color in a shoe.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Right!! And then you wonder as we get older, and the whole ideas change again, will you change with them, or stick with the old ways??

  • I was going to say how much I love your fun skirt and then I read it was a dress. What a brilliant idea to put a yellow top over it!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy—although I did fix it and it is now a skirt! I do love the colors in it, so hopefully I’ll get a lot more wear from it!!

  • Oh I am so jalouse of people that can sew their own clothes! How wonderfull is that! When I was in my early teentjes(long long time ago) I used to let my clothes made by a little designer shop in Arnhem. I bought the fabric and all the other materials and just told them what I wanted! Ohbthose days….hahaha. Hope to see you on Fancy Friday linkup!
    http://www.nancysfashionstyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is a talent—but I have to admit, it’s also a creative outlet!
      Thanks for stopping by Nancy!!

  • Anna Parkes

    Yellow shoes are one of my favourite ways of giving a bit of an oomph to an outfit too Jodie. I adore your ensemble and think the shirt over dress is a geat soloution to your less than happy frock. You all look very happy in your summery garb x
    Anna
    http://www.annasislandstyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think once you have a pair of yellow shoes, you realize how great they are, right?
      Besides why not have fun with your footwear??
      I’ve seen many of your shoes and I can tell you love them like I do!!
      Thanks for the nice compliments!

  • PetiteOver40

    Such fun looks, Jodie! I know you’re not happy with the dress/skirt, but I can see why you bought it in the first place — I love those colors! Yellow and vibrant colors look great on you. Nancy and your mom look fabulous as well. You’re right about the pastel yellow and black not being so “bumble bee-ish.” Your mom looks so smart in her back-buttoned shirt and yellow pants! I’m so glad you did a series on yellow so I could learn to love it more.

    – Sherry
    http://www.petitover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      No yellow in your closet Sherry? I’m sure we can fix that in February?? Ha ha!!
      Thanks for the wonderful words of encouragement!!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    Your mom made that top? Oh my goodness, I just love it! The pattern, the slit in the back. Very, very cute!!! The yellow shoes look great on all of you and that colorful skirt was made for you!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know…isn’t my mom quite talented??
      I love the aspect of sewing where I can adjust what I’m wearing, but I don’t love actually putting an item together for some reason!
      Thanks for joining in Carrie—I really appreciate it!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style and the Ageless Style linkup. I love your skirt. When you don’t like it any more, please send it to me. LOL.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You got it, girl!!

  • Your dress/skirt…SO CUTE!! I went thrifting the other day and saw an Owl necklace and immediately thought of your mom. It was black and white and the coolest thing ever. I was going to buy it, but I was nice and let my friend have it instead. 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a good friend you are, Darlene!! Always looking out for others in the shopping experience!
      Mom is quite funny, because she’ll say, “oh yeah, you got this owl necklace for me when you went to San Diego” and I myself have no memory of it!! (So yes, part of mom’s owl collection is my fault—but really, what do you get a woman that already has everything?)

  • I like how you ladies tackle the same theme in a couple of different ways. The looks in this post feel so different from the looks in your “yellow shoes: pop of color” post. You’re wearing some of the same accessories, and yet they feel completely different. I think most women would find a yellow shoe completely impractical, but you ladies have styled such diverse looks around them that even I (who never wears yellow) am appreciating their versatility!

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

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s pretty much what one reader said, Liz—not that yellow shoes are impractical, but something she’d never even consider!
      But might as well try to stretch a little, right?

  • Love the pale yellow trousers they are such a nice summery look. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!

  • I just LOVE yellow! These looks are all wonderful, you all look so cheerful in them.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t it such a fun color?
      Thanks for joining in Kelsey!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    Wow, that “skirt” is fabulous! I love wearing yellow with green and feeling like a lemon and lime for the day, lol..

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Right—why not stand out in a crowd?
      Thanks Tracey!!!

  • I adore the pattern on your dress/soon-to-be-skirt. It is handy knowing how to sew as a style blogger!

    bisous

    Suzanne

    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is so handy Suzanne! In fact I was just telling my husband how freeing it is—I feel like I can change things rather easily (well easily meaning I can imagine it—the task itself can be different!). It’s also so helpful that I have my mother to consult with—since she used to be a home ec teacher and still voraciously sews—I also can get tips from her!
      I did finish making it into a skirt, and I think it turned out good!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Jodie! Stop being so dang cute! Ha, ha. Love this look on you. The hat, the bright skirt (to be) and the yellow! With those shoes and the cut of the skirt, your legs look a million miles long. Ha, ha. Nancy and Mom are so styling. I like the black with the pale yellow of the capri’s and I don’t think any bees will be following her….and yes the owl necklace is perfect. Sometimes, subtle is more attention grabbing that “loud”. Love what you are doing with this shoe series! – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy—how funny you are! Of course my legs only look long—we know that it’s just an optical illusion since I’m vertically challenged!!
      It’s funny how both mom & Nancy have yellow pants and I don’t (and it’s my favorite color)!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Yellow would not be the first color I would reach for when buying a pair of shoes but you did a good job showcasing its versatility.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know—that’s exactly what Nancy said when I twisted her arm to get these sandals. But she did admit that she wears them way more than she thought!!
      To me they add a little more excitement than my neutrals!!