A Fancy Skirt Makes Your Graphic T-Shirt Shine

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Graphic t-shirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

A Fancy Skirt Makes Your Graphic T-Shirt Shine

Quote of the day: “One key to knowing joy is being easily pleased.” Mark Nepo

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As I was admitting in the last post about the graphic tees, I seem to want to add some fun and flair to them. And even though I presented this same category in last year’s series about t-shirts (see it here), this time it’s even bigger and better (well, at least in my opinion). The other way I tried to style these same t-shirts was with a jacket (here).

Because this time, I really wanted to make our outfits stand out. Thus the skirts that I showcased this time are ones you may never have thought about pairing with a t-shirt. You know, the “special” and only for dressy ones! But that’s been one of the messages I’ve been trying to get across. Dichotomy in our outfits shows a modern edge. And besides, why save things for “good”. How much better is it going to get, anyways?

Stayed tuned for the last post in this series where I’ll give some feedback about these particular shirts in case you’re interested in one of Melonkiss’ items.

7-31-16 077 (853x1280) Graphic t-shirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's. Graphic t-shirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: This skirt is the one I wore for our holiday party outfits (here, here & here). The history of it, is that it was the skirt of a dress that used to be my mother’s. We even found the receipt in the box saying it was purchased for $38. It was a full length dress and mom was going to shorten it for me. However, we noticed that the lace of the bodice was falling apart. So I had the idea of cutting off the top portion and wearing just the skirt. It’s gotten quite a revival since, as I’ve worn it at least a half a dozen times. But, I admit, I wear it mainly for dress up and parties. Thus here was a good way for me to practice what I preach!

The orange sunglasses were given when we attended CorePower’s yoga on the rooftop this summer! Can I tell you how refreshing it was to do yoga out on the rooftop patio and see the sun setting? It really made me realize how blessed we are!!

Skirt: Mom reconfigured (similar here lighter blue & shorter and here in a dress)~~T-ShirtMelonkiss (here)~~Shoes: Payless-thrifted (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Sunglasses: (similar here)

Graphic t-shirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's. Graphic t-shirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's. Graphic t-shirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: When we styled this for Nancy—she was less than impressed. And as much as I want my readers to be able to relate to our outfits, I also want us to stretch our thinking. So I googled the subject and found this blog post to show her that I’m not the only crazy one around! Now I realize this may not be how you want to go grocery shopping, but how fun to show up for brunch wearing a tee and glitzy skirt!

Since the t-shirts are quite long, we bundled the extra material into a ponytail holder at Nancy’s waist. Then I pinned a brooch over it to help camouflage the elastic.

Skirt: J Jill (similar here as a suit!!)~~T-Shirt: Melonkiss (here)~~Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Brooch: (similar here)

Graphic t-shirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's. Graphic t-shirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's. Graphic t-shirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Now I have to admit mom wasn’t as put off by this category as I expected. Either I’m wearing her down some, or she just wanted to show off a new (thrifted) purchase!! This skirt is not only a print with pizzazz, but it’s also three dimensional. I can already tell that we’ll be wearing this again this winter with tights and boots!!

I even got mom to wear her ankle boots with this skirt. Since they are basically skin colored, she likes the fact they don’t make her look shorter!

Skirt: Harris Wallace-thrifted (similar here)~~T-Shirt: Melonkiss (here)~~Boots: Hillard & Hanson (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here I love this one and might have to get it myself!)

It’s so fun to hear your thoughts and opinions—thanks for always reading!!

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Can I tempt you to try this with some fun skirts?

  • Kathleen McDermott

    A graphic or casual T with a skirt is such a cute look. I’m really surprised at the “nahs”. I think you all look adorable, especially your outfit with that gorgeous, floaty skirt (which I also want). I like your shoe choices and think sneaks would look cool too. Love your necklace. I’m looking forward to sporting this look soon. (So many outfits to wear, so little time.)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I had to laugh at your “so many outfits, so little time” because that’s exactly what I think when I look in my closet!!
      I should probably change twice a day, just to get them all in!!

  • I LOVE THIS POST. ;P Love the graphic tees, love the texture of the skirts, all of it! Thank you for sharing at #FridayFrivolity recently — featuring you this week! 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re the best Sarah!! Sending tons of love your way for making my week!!

  • Jodie, your blogging t-shirt is so cute! Thanks for adding your style flair to the My Refined Style Linkup.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Shellie!

  • I think that the mix of a casual tee with a dressier skirt makes for an outfit that you could wear for almost any occasion. You all look great. A trick to try with the ponytail is to not gather at the hem but to make something like a tail on the inside a few inches up (I hope you can understand that description). it looks like kind of like a pucker and the ponytail is hidden. I do like your use of a brooch to camouflage.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ahhhh—that’s brilliant Rena—I’m totally going to try that!!

  • This is so cute! I’m loving the t with the leopard!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Annessa!!

  • I have to say, I just can’t get into t-shirts. I love the fun graphics they’ve got, but I just find the shirts really uncomfortable to wear. If only they’d start printing fun shirts like these onto different shirts… Thanks for joining us at #FridayFrivolity again this week!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do know what you mean Lisa!
      But I always say, it’s a good thing we don’t all like the same things—we would look so boring otherwise!!
      Thanks so much for voicing your opinion!!

  • I haven’t embraced the graphic T as of yet. But I have been thinking about it. I love how your’s is styled Jodie, the skirt is gorgeous x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I wasn’t sure I was going to like this trend either. But I definitely think it’s more fun when the graphic is apropos to ourselves!!
      Thanks Laurie!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Your mother constantly surprises me – such a fashionista.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t she fun? I keep harassing her that she should be as forward thinking in the technology realm—ha ha!!

  • I’m loving all these looks but the 70’s is stealing the show! How cute is she in that tee and leopard skirt?!! Dying!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks J!! I’ll tell mom you said that—she’ll love to hear it!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Super cute ideas!! I will admit that I like yours the very best and here’s why–I love that blue and how you’ve added a colorful necklace and those sunglasses! It all comes together to be a zippy, peppy, fun way to elevate a graphic tee! Plus, that color of lipstick on you is incredibly flattering. Maybe you wear it all the time, but I think with the skirt and glasses, your smile just completes the look!

    Your mom and Nancy look great as usual, of course. You can see in these photos just how much Nancy fits GRL PWR. I can see her wearing that outfit out with the ladies. And how sassy is your mom is with her textured skirt? You’re right–that skirt is going to rock this fall when you pair it with tights and boots.

    – Sherry

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks my love!!
      I have been super surprised at how much I’ve been loving this skirt—it definitely shows signs of age and fading, but it’s quite sentimental too!
      I’m sure Nancy will never wear this look again—at least with the tee, but you never know until you try, right?
      Mom’s first instinct with this skirt was to pair it with brown—hopefully I’ll steer her away from that, because I’m not sure you’d be able to appreciate it as well!!

  • Love, love, love! Each one of these are simply Fabulous! Seriously going to try the brooch over elastic idea. Your mom’s thrifted skirt is so Fun. I am adoring the graphic tee with the glitzy skirt and would wear it in a heartbeat. Your skirt is so pretty – way to recycle!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jennie!! I was surprised at how many nah reaction buttons got tallied for these outfits—so maybe it’s just us bloggers that like this look?

  • graphic tee + fancy skirt = #imallaboutthatlife!!
    LOVING your outfit! You mom’s thrifted skirt? #socool!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Darlene!!
      Didn’t mom do great picking that skirt out—and I wasn’t even with her!! It’s funny how in some regards she’s so adventuresome, yet not in other areas!!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    I don’t have a lot of graphic tee’s, but I’d love to add to my collection. That blogger one is perfect! Love it so much, especially with that fun skirt. I also love the selfie shirt!! Maybe if I get a graphic shirt in b/w it’d be easier to style!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      The black & white is probably easier to style Carrie! I don’t feel like I need a ton, but it is fun to have one or two that make a great statement!!

  • flowery

    Love your blog idea, just discovered 🙂

    Great Post, and you all are looking gorgeous 🙂




    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Priscilla!! I really appreciate it!

  • I hope to everything that I am as chic as all of you are one day and never stop being

    Life is just Rosie

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a sweet compliment Rosie!!
      And of course you will…you can do anything you set your mind to!!

  • Love the blue of this skirt, like a cornflower blue. Love it with the tee. Love the tee with the different styles of skirt. And I love the leopard pencil skirt, is it mohair?
    Thanks for linking up with My refined Style
    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jess!!
      I think you would consider mom’s leopard skirt mohair—it certainly is three dimensional!

  • I love the look of skirts and graphic tees! All of these looks are so fun!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jill—-might as well have fun with our clothes, huh?

  • Lenya

    Your ladies are very stylish. I love white tee’s, love how versatile they are.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Lenya!!

  • I am a big fan of tshirts with skirts! very cute ladies!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kelsey—they can be super fun!!

  • I love how you styled these tees, totally different look than your previous post!! Your blue skirt is marvelous!! <3


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Joti!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  • I just can’t get over how stylish you all are! Love the graphic shirts with the skirts!
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s so nice of you to say, Jessica!! Thanks tons!!

  • Tessy Onyia

    Beautiful graphic tees.Will go pretty well with skirts. Lovely post.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tessy!!

  • Laura

    My favorite way to style a graphic tee is with a skirt. You knocked it out of the park on all three outfits! Love the fun shoe choices, too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!! It’s definitely not what us older ladies are used to styling—but I think it’s fun!!

  • I love mixing dressy and casual pieces! You did a fabulous job – all three outfits are great!

    I love the color of your skirt! So pretty! And how fun is the texture of your mom’s skirt?!!


    Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea!!
      It’s still hard for mom to mix the casual & dressy—she still says to me, “but they don’t go together”!! But I’m full of persistence!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    These are perfect. Jodie, you are adorable. I love that skirt that was a dress that is now a skirt. Soooooo pretty. This a winning combination especially with your cute shoes, necklace and sun glasses. Nancy and Mom’s are great too. I like that you had Nancy wear the red shoes, similar to that other blogger at the Style Pantry. And even, though I understand Mom doesn’t want a dark colored boot that makes her look shorter, I think this outfit would have look fabulous with a bright colored heel, like cobalt blue or fuschia.
    Great outfits, again! Thanks for sharing. – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Awwww….you are so right Amy. Mom’s look would have looked wonderful with a bright pink heel (because she does have a pair of those)!! Great idea for next time!!

  • Love the way you ladies dress up a graphic tee. All of these looks have similar pieces but each look so unique


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle!!

  • Jean Ann

    I love moms skirt the texture is great. Your blue skirt is the bomb! Would a red skirt on Nancy be to matchy matchy maybe with some metallic sandals?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      A red skirt would’ve been hot too!! Too bad she doesn’t have a red sequin or sparkly one!! This is the only real dressy one she has in her closet—and it might have paired better with a white tee instead of grey??
      Hugs & love for voicing your thoughts!!

  • Lorena Lorena

    Girl Power indeed ! Nicely done J 🙂
    I own one or two graphic tees but sometimes I fall short on styling them, great options.

  • dan

    Your beautiful skirt and the t-shirt make a very cute outfit! I don’the often wear grafic t-shirts but on you three they look nice!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Dan!! I now have 2 of these graphic t-shirts—I’m not the hugest fan, but I certainly can see how the right one could be fun!!

  • Can you believe I don’t own a graphic tee?! One of my favorite ways I see them styled is with a skirt though. You ladies look awesome.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Actually that is a little shocking to me Amy—although you like to dress up—which I think is fabulous!!!

  • I love your Mom’s bold style for this challenge. I think you are wearing her down : )


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Suzanne—-now if only I could wear her down on purging some items from her clutter—ha ha!!

  • These t-shirts are so much fun! Love them with the skirts. Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma—it is a little different, eh?