Matching Set for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Just the Top
Quote of the day: “Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.” via @inspire_Us on Twitter
I’m speculating that many of us in these age groups have a skirt and top matching set. Not a suit per se. But the material and/or design of each item is the same and most likely purchased together. For this series I started off showing the set styled together (here) as one would always think to style it. In this post I’ll style just the top separately…with other items from our closets. I tried to make it contemporary by layering my top, pairing Nancy’s with leopard shoes, and styling mom’s with 2 necklaces. I’m sure you can guess what the next post will be about!
50’s Matching Set: Like I said previously, I wouldn’t usually consider a crop top (for many reasons). But one thing I’ve learned by blogging, is the trick of layering! Usually this chevron green (sleeveless) shirt gets tucked in so you don’t get to appreciate the bottom portion.
Top: The Coverii (similar here or here)~~Leggings: Style & Co (similar here)~~Long shirt under the cropped: Francesca’s (similar here in navy)~~Shoes: Mix No. 6 (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
60’s Matching Set: Nancy had a couple matching sets, but picked this one for the series so she’d have ideas of how to wear the pieces separately. Really, one could think of this top as just a black top…under cardigan & jackets, you’d never see the flower embroidery.
Top: Studio 1 (similar here)~~Pants: Worthington (similar here)~~Cardigan: St. John’s Bay (similar here)~~Shoes: Franco Sarto (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
70’s Matching Set: Mom’s top is actually quite long so we bundled it at the side and secured it with a rubber band. Even if mom takes off the jacket…it looks cute!
Top: Mom made it (similar here)~~Pants: Fabrizio-Gianni (here in taupe)~~Jacket: JM Collection (similar here)~~Shoes: Connie (similar here)~~Long Necklace: (similar here)~~Short Necklace: (similar here)~~ Earrings: (similar here)
Have you split up your matching set to wear the items apart? Or do you think they’d have separation anxiety?
So if you’re going to wear the top of that matching set…how about with a newish jean or skirt?