Wearing Your Graphic T-Shirt Under a Jacket

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

Wearing Your Graphic T-Shirt Under a Jacket

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The ubiquitous t-shirt. I explored this piece of clothing last summer with a blog series of the three of us sporting solid colored t-shirts. If you haven’t noticed, there’s been a surge of  graphic t-shirts lately! Many graphic tees now have a picture or design on the front; but this category can also include a shirt that has sayings or codes written on them. If you’re one of those that already has a graphic tee, you might have one with a saying that is meaningful to you.

Thus when Melonkiss approached me for a possible collaboration, I thought it’d be fun to join the graphic-T movement!

Of course, I need to confess that I work hard to go beyond wearing “just a t-shirt.” I have this strange theory that we ought to present ourselves in the best light possible. And wearing a boxy shirt is usually not at the top of my list of how to look great! But since I’m always up for a challenge and Melonkiss had some fun shirts from which to choose, I thought I’d put my spin on the project. Funny thing, is I didn’t even go back to last year’s posts to remember our categories or what we were wearing—and I wished I had in order to have given you some more variety. The first in last year’s series was also wearing the t-shirt with a jacket, but at least I did vary our jackets for this post!

I think my favorite reason for adding a jacket to this item, is to give some structure to it! All of our jackets are lightweight for the warmer months–but the tees definitely work with heavier ones too!

Stayed tuned for the last post in this series where there will be feedback from me about these particular shirts!

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I wore this to our outing to visit Boulder’s Farmer’s Market (thus the shot of me eating in the top collage). It was a hot & sunny day, but for me, that means to cover up from the sun’s rays! Consequently, I donned the hat (it’s really my husband’s) and the sunglasses.

I picked the graphic t-shirt that appropriately says blogging over jogging. I’ve never been a huge lover of running anyways, but especially as I’ve gotten older, I like the kinder and gentler workouts!

My jacket is one I used to wear at the office during the summer months! And the teal bracelet is my much loved Boho Betty bracelet. If you ever want to check out their goods, don’t forget to use my code: jtouchofstyle for 20% off! (Or check out my Deals & Discounts page listed in the top menu)

Shorts: Ann Taylor (here)~~Blazer: No Appointment Necessary (similar here in a Medium)~~T-ShirtMelonkiss (here)~~Shoes: Liebeskind (here)~~Bracelet: Boho Betty (here in sapphire)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Hat: (similar here in a knit version)
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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I picked the graphic t-shirt GRL PWR for Nancy! She has a ton of girlfriends that she hangs out with playing bridge, travelling and going to many events. So I thought she’d get a kick out of it!

Even though much of the focus is on the top half, I wanted to include her black & white print pants! They are such a bold statement…just like the shirt is, in my opinion!

And these sandals were such a great buy from Target a couple summers ago. Since Nancy wears a smaller shoe size, we can occasionally strike gold in the kids department. Sometimes the kid’s shoes are more fun and interesting!!

Pants: Liz Clairborne (similar here as a jogger)~~Blazer: I.N. (similar here)~~T-Shirt: Melonkiss (here)~~Shoes: Cherokee (similar here as espadrille and here or here with print on bottom)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (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.  Graphic t-shirts for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: I picked the graphic t-shirt that said Celfie for my mother for a couple reasons. One, the way it’s spelled reminds me of Celine Dion, who I think is so elegant. Second, I picked these shirts soon after my mom took her first “selfie” with my phone. This was when I was trying to teach her to use it so she could inherit it. Needless to say I wasn’t successful in getting her to convert to a smart phone! Yet!

Mom’s wearing her gingham jacket which all three of us styled last year in the gingham posts (seen here, here, & here). I added a couple of brooches on it to bring in some color. And then, of course, we had to don fun sandals—see—mom’s mixing her prints again!

Jeans: Fabrizio-Gianni (here in a peacock blue)~~Blazer: Incognito (similar here in a long version and here as a bomber)~~T-Shirt: Melonkiss (here)~~Shoes: Villager (similar here with metal instead of red flower)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Brooches: (similar here all in one)

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

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  • Kathleen McDermott

    Graphic Ts under a jacket is such a fun look. And I love every single detail of each of these outfits. Please ship Charlotte’s jacket (I adore black and white check) and your sandals to me.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Absolutely Kathleen—I adore jackets for so many reasons!! It would be so fun to live closer—we could have clothes swaps all the time!

  • Christina Amore

    The Blogging over Jogging T is fabulous!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s my preference any day!!! Don’t we all need one? (except Austin—he’s the jogger of the month…)

  • fabulous fab

    Love the three versions. Great styling!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for stopping by and the nice words!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    I think I like this styling the best of all the graphic tee posts.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Bernadette–it is definitely my go-to version!!

  • The Style Crone

    The three of you look great in your graphic tees. Fun and clever choices. Of course I adore your hat. Thank you so much for sharing with Hat Attack!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Judith!!

  • These are so cool! You all look like your rocking these x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laurie!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Reading through your post, I find myself smiling thanks to the sheer fun bubbling over throughout. That top photo of you eating kickstarted the smiles–what a great photo of you!

    All three of you seem to be having a good time with this graphic tee thing. Styling tees to not look frumpy and over-casual is a challenge and I think you knocked it out of the park. Your blazer with Rob’s hat and those adorable bracelets create quite the chic look with your tee and shorts. I like to call looks like that “urban sophisticated.” Nancy’s outfit is bolder and has an artistic flair that I love. And your mom looks ready for a music festival or art crawl. (She’s been pulling off that vibe in a couple of outfits recently! Summer really must be her season!) 😉

    I’m excited about this series because I have been wanting to style a graphic tee a certain way myself. I just don’t have any graphic tees! So now I have ideas. 🙂


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I remember I had a t-shirt in college of the smiley face with one eye—and I thought it was so cute and funny!! But since then, I think I felt too grown up for a graphic tee—I certainly did not consider them sophisticated!
      But now that I’ve retired and heard the message that #iwillwearwhatilike —why not! It is fun especially when the shirt says something meaningful to us!

  • I like seeing the reasons behind why you chose each tee for each person. 🙂 Another post full of fantastic style! I have to sneak my graphic tees into the office with blazers these days.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really think you could “sneak ” it in…because really you hardly see the shirt under your blazer most of the time!! Or it’d be funny if you had one that said “I love my job” or something work related!!!

  • Jodie, you look so adorable! I love that look one you. I love tee shirts and always add a light sweater or jacket to dress them up … but my favs are the ones my hubby breaks in and when they are all soft and yummy I steal them from him … lol we have this 20 year tee shirt war and I think I’m in the lead lol … Thank you for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays Pinned, Shared, Tweeted

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How funny Carla—the nice thing about “sharing” your shirts is you can always buy yourself a new one and say it’s for him!!
      Thanks for the wonderful compliment!!

  • Stevie Turner

    I love your blue tasselled sandals! Where did you get them from? I love anything with tassels and fringes.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Stevie!! The sandals were an impulse buy from this brand called Liebeskind—although it seems like they are out of stock now. But I found these: http://bit.ly/2bV9QAS and it says they ship internationally!!

      • Stevie Turner

        Awesome! Thanks for the link!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Of course Stevie—anytime!!

  • sue

    As usual Jodie I love the colours and you all look great. I have to say though I just don’t seem to buy t-shirts with graphics on them. However, you all look so stylish I might have to change my mind.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the nice words Sue!
      It’s way more fun, if the graphics mean something to you, I think! Like our blog name….I think I want to get one with mine printed on a tee! Wouldn’t it be kinda fun to have one with Sizzling Towards Sixty across it?

  • I love a good graphic tee, especially styled with a blazer!! All of these looks are superb!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Joti!! Funny thing is I even wore one (my only other one) today with a different blazer. That could be considered a rut, I suppose—I’ll have to change it up tomorrow!!

  • Oh my goodness, I love this series! And that blogging >jogging, I need!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sarah!!
      Isn’t it the truth?

  • Oh I need all of your tees!!! how cute and accurate are they?! Love them all!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tamara—it’s way more fun to wear them when they say what you feel!!

  • Oh my gosh what sassy ladies! I love it! I hope they wear those shirts around and not just for the blog because we really need more older women with sass!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know I’ll be wearing mine tons (after I dye it). My mom has so many clothes…but I’ll try to push her to wear it to one of her weekly breakfast get togethers! Nancy’s usually better about wearing what we get for the blog because she’s a little less cluttered in her closet (although she hates what I styled her in for tomorrow’s post, so I doubt she’ll ever wear it like that!)
      Thanks for the positive feedback Julia!

  • I love this Jodie!
    You all look amazing…
    You are so cute! I love the hat :oD
    Nancy looks right at home in her outfit, and no wonder! It’s perfect for her… that punch of colour and bold contrasts.
    And your Mum has managed to make a fun Tee look chic!
    A great trio to inspire us “older” women.
    Proving you are never too old to look cool and have fun with fashion.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s a great lesson that we aren’t too old—I think this blogging journey has taught me that—now we just need to spread the word to all the other women out there!
      Thanks for the nice sentiments—I know mom & Nancy love hearing them!!

  • Looking fab in your tees ladies! Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    Jodie…I can’t even! I absolutely adore your mom and Nancy in their graphic tees…they look so fabulous and happy. And your tee? I’m not kidding that I must get it for one simple fact, my doctor. She and I have a great relationship actually bordering on friendship. We’re pretty much the same age and she loves my blog. Buuttt…I always used to work out in the morning, I mean like hardcore, but over time that workout time has been replaced by blogging stuff. She is on my back all of the time (joking, but not really) about the fact blogging is more important to me than exercise. Therefore, I have to wear this tee to my next appointment…her head will explode and it will be awesome…lol!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t clothing way more fun when it has a story to go with it? That really is quite funny—especially because I was just saying to my husband, we need to get back on track with our working out program! I think some of us tend to concentrate on one thing (dare, I say get addicted?) on the thing at hand, and forget all else!!
      You crack me up Debbie!!

  • Kelly M

    Oh wow I supremely love this post!! Each woman looks so fresh and fierce and happy!! Love all of the stylings head to toe!!

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s so nice of you to say Kelly—-thanks!!

  • I have to say…I LOVE your combo on this…head to toe!
    The juxtaposition of the tee with that conservative-spin jacket works great…especially with the hat and shoes (and great sandals, btw). Home run, Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Em!

  • So fun dressing up a tee with a jacket!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It definitely seems more age appropriate—although I show them alone the rest of the week!

  • I ma awestruck by the work that you are doing Jodie. The outfits are really cute and loving the t-shirts too. Accessorizing has been done wonderfully. Totally amazing…:)


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Mansi–I appreciate the wonderful compliment!!

  • Kristin & Megan

    I always love a good graphic tee!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They are fun, huh?

  • Judy Gramith

    This is such a fun post! The graphic T is just a unique way to share yourself. I think they can make the wearer more approachable too! I’d want to ask you how to view your blog if I didn’t know you and ran into you out and about. I’d be giving Nancy a thumbs up and I’d compliment Charlotte for being so on trend!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jude!!
      When your shirt says something fun—it is a representation of you being fun!!

  • Such fun tees! I love a graphic tee with a blazer! All your looks are great!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea!! It does add a little whimsy!!

  • Such a great post although I had to laugh…I do love jogging (when I’m done, when I’m doing it, I hate it!)!!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s that adrenaline rush, I think—I used to do it because it’s easy. You don’t need a gym or special equipment besides good shoes. But my body must not be made for it because my hip would hurt!!
      Thanks for the laugh Laura!!

  • Such different looks that all follow the same formula! I love that you’re playing with menswear-inspired pieces like the blazer and fedora in your outfit, but you’re giving them a kitschy twist with the sassy tee. And Charlotte’s look with the checkered blazer feels very Parisian chic! I love a graphic tee with a moto jacket and tulle skirt. The tulle feels princess-y, the jacket feels tough, and the tee feels sassy. It’s my perfect combination!

    <3 Liz

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ahhh…really Liz you’re brilliant, because I never even thought of the menswear aspect of my outfit!
      As for the tulle skirt—just wait until Thursday (although mine isn’t exactly tulle—but close)–however, it was way too hot for a moto jacket. I’ll have to remember that for when it cools down though!!

  • So lovely how you pick the shirts with the person! They look fantastic on every one of you! Your shoes are very nice to and your jacket! Always nice to read your posts!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Nancy!!

  • I love your look, but you know me and Fedoras! Nancy’s shoes are fantastic and the pin grouping on your Mom’s gingham blazer (I’ve had so much gingham throughout the years I’ve lost count). But here is the crazy thing. Last week I just got my first new tee-shirt in six years. I had just stopped buying them because I just don’t wear them. But a young designer in KC just came out with a line that I couldn’t say no to and I am doing that tee-shirt for my next post-so I am behind you on this one. LOL

    • Jodie Filogomo

      We so think alike Terri!!
      I hadn’t bought any in probably 15 years—too young and silly was my thinking! But I feel so much younger now that I’m not working, and thus why not?
      I can’t wait to see what you put together….when’s the post coming out? I’ll link to it ??

  • Laura

    Graphic tees are so fun to style! I love pairing them with patterns as you did because it adds another layer of interest and is almost a subtle pattern mixing for those of us that are afraid to go all out! These are all fabulous outfits!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Laura!! You’re right about it being like a pattern mixing—I never thought of that!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    You gals are all so cute. Jodie, I love the hat on you, so maybe you just need to borrow that permanently from your hubby! Love Nancy’s pants and her tee. And silly me, when I read your Mom’s tee at first I thought it said, “Clefie.” Guess who has the mid afternoon sleepies? Ha, ha. Great post. Great idea. – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny because I think I wear that hat more than Rob does (of course, hat’s aren’t really his thing—we bought it for a theme party).
      Thanks for checking in Amy!!
      ps…the cure for mid afternoon sleepies is a nap!! I think we need to take the whole idea of siestas more seriously!!

  • Love this post! Graphic tees are such a staple and I LOVE the jacket over it!!! Stopping by from the Trend Spin Link-Up!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Adriele!!

  • So cute!!!!! I love a graphic tee!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They are fun when they say something apropos!!

  • Candace

    That tee you’re wearing is so cute. Blogging is definitely more fun than jogging lol. Beautiful ways to dress up a basic tee!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Candace!!

  • I thnk I have one graphic tee in my wardrobe! Love all of them, It is great to see that graphic tees arent only worn by a younger generation. Its all about the message. Cool hat Jodie! ( my hubby doesnt own one!) love it with the jacket
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s so true Jess—-we can’t let all the younger girls have all the fun, right?
      You’re the best!!

  • Lol these shirts are SO much fun! I am a big fan of graphic tees especially when they mention anything about being a woman, blogger or mom. Love how each of you styled them! Proves how versatile they really are!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thank Laura!!
      I think this is only my second graphic tee that I own, but it was so fun putting these outfits together that I can really see the addiction!!

  • I just adore your Mom’s gingham jacket with the brooches.

    I like all of the tees you chose, especially yours! Ha ha!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I probably could’ve filled the entire jacket with brooches—but it’d be pretty heavy!!
      They can be funny messages—the good thing about these tees—then you don’t have to speak!!

  • Lorena Lorena

    I lovvvveeeeddd your mom’s tee – so cute ! Seems like with every post you ladies are stepping it up!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Lorena!! What a nice compliment!!

  • donnaduck

    Oh, I’m definitely a graphic tee lover!! However, you won’t see me wearing a jacket over it, because I want to show off the graphic! I use plain tees under a jacket- however, I do really like your jackets too!! Cute sandals on all three of you! The boxy-ness of the tees are definitely a pain and other than rolling up the sleeves and maybe knotting up the bottom, there’s not much you can do. Not to mention, when you’re a plus-size, they make the darn shirts so long!! But I’ll keep wearing mine because I love them! My favorite is a pink one I have with Peeps (you know, the marshmallow Easter chicks? They make them here where I live!) in different colors, circling the Earth. It says, “Imagine World Peeps” (John Lennon fan here!)… adorable!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re right, that wearing a jacket over them kinda hides the message—but you could think of it as a secret code? Ha ha.
      And how fabulous that you have a Peeps t-shirt—first off I love Peeps (my college roommate still sends me a box at Easter because it reminds her of me). And second what a wonderful message!!

  • I’m a huge fan of the graphic tee!! Two thumbs up!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Darlene!!

  • Queen of Rods

    Your outfit is really cute, Jodie. I especially like the accessories that you’ve chosen. All of the t-shirts are cute, but like you, I seldom wear a shirt that doesn’t flatter my shape all by itself.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It has been nice that the manufacturer’s are starting to make “women’s tees” with shaping and more flattering necklines!! Might as well take all the help we can get, huh?