Horizontal Stripes 2 (Casual)

Horizontal Stripes for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Horizontal Stripes for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Casual Version

Quote of the day: “Dressing well is a form of good manners.” Tom Ford

I think that stripes were made for casual days! Back in the medieval times, the pattern was seen as evil so only prisoners, clowns, prostitutes, hangmen and all the condemned wore them! Luckily things have drastically changed! The horizontal stripes come in many widths and colors as shown in our examples. We also wore these same garments styled for a work day here.

Horizontal Stripes for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's. Horizontal Stripes for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

50’s Horizontal Strip (Jacket): If you know me personally, you’ll have seen these shoes…they are truly my go-to’s lately (and they were under $35)! And I wore my jacket as a top under the vest!

Jacket: Gap (similar here)~~Jeans: Express-thrifted (similar here)~~Vest: Apt 9 (similar here)~~Shoes: Yi Xin (here)~~Brooch: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Horizontal Stripes for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's. Horizontal Stripes for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

60’s Horizontal Stripe (Sweater): These were Nancy’s first pair of “skinny” jeans and she absolutely loves them. I think they look great with this bulkier sweater!

Sweater:Coldwater Creek (similar here)~~Jeans: Chaps (similar here)~~Shoes: Etienne Aigner (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Horizontal Stripes for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's. Horizontal Stripes for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

70’s Horizontal Stripe (Top): My mom made this necklace (of course, she did—haven’t I proven that she’s Martha Stewart’s sister?)

Top: Mom made it (similar here)~~Jeans: LOFT (similar here)~~Cardigan: Alfani (similar here or here)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Necklace: Mom made (you can make this—take a rock from outside & tie string around it—glue a couple areas & tada!)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here and here)

Thanks to you all! Linking up with Top of the World Style, What I wore to work weekly, Throwback Thursday Fashion, Fashion Friday, Fun Fashion Friday, Friday Frivolity, Shoe and Tell & Thursday Fashion Files Linkup

Now for some striped sweaters to peruse:—there will be some different ones to see on Facebook tomorrow—check those out too!!

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Tom Ford’s quote is so true. It matters what we wear and how we look. No matter what age.

    Love all 3 of these outfits, as well as the ensuing horizontal stripes outfits.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love it when a quote just hits the right spot!! It’s always amazing how just a couple of words or sentences can make such a profound statement!!
      Thanks Kathleen for the love!!
      I was just talking to a friend last night about horizontal stripes—she’s still under the impression that they make you look bigger! One of these days I’ll have to try to experiment with that!!

      • Kathleen McDermott

        I don’t think that is true. I think it’s always in the cut and fit. And there’s something to be said for stripe width (and pattern size) being proportional to one’s figure. (And surely Charlotte has a bodkin! Or, maybe like me, she just uses a safety pin.)

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I’ll have to ask mom (I forwarded her this comment) about the bodkin. But I’ve never heard her use that term (of course, my listening skills are not always optimal–ha ha!
          But you’re right about the stripes—it would be a great experiment to show different versions and evaluate them!!

  • You all three look AMAZING! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frivolity! 🙂 Pinning and tweeting…

  • happinessatmidlife

    I am a huge fan of stripes and love all the ways you 3 styled your stripes. Love your mom’s beautiful necklace!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


    • Stripes have become almost a basic, eh? See you Thursday, and thanks Alice!!

  • I love wearing stripes for a casual look – so easy to wear and they look good with everything as you’ve shown here – jewellery, scarves etc… They are the perfect backdrop for having fun accessories!


    • It does seem like everyone loves stripes!! I wonder why?

  • Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  • Girl, look how cute you look! You are really rockin’ those jeans and your shoes are super cute!

    • Thanks Darlene!! Would it make you laugh to know I had this dream last night where you were showing me around Vegas?

      • Sounds like you need to plan a trip to Vegas! I already have three other readers coming here to thrift with me…

  • Love your vest and those shoes. I like wearing floral scarves with striped tops.

    • Great idea and a wonderful way to work my way into print mixing!!!

  • samantha4blair

    What a great trio!
    Your cute gilet-over-jacket look really appeals to me.
    And those Valentino style shoes are fab.
    I feel like they should be in my wardrobe! hahaha.
    Bright pink always brings a smile.

    • And you just had one your pink boots…see..we’re almost twinsies!!!

  • MaryAnne

    I think I could go out to lunch with you ladies and then shop. 🙂
    I love your pink brooch Jodie! Pink is my favorite color. I love brooches. My favorite place to find them are in thrift shops. Great vintage finds for just pennies. And Mom….. is there nothing she can’t do? What a beautiful seamstress and how clever to make a rock necklace. Genius!

    • What a fun idea…lunch & shopping are two of my favorite activities!!