Matching Set 2 (Just the Top)

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Matching Set for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

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!

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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)

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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)

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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?

Linking up with Top of the World Style, TBT Fashion, What I Wore to Work Weekly, #FashionFriday, Fun Fashion Friday, Leisure Link, Fabulous Friday & Thursday Fashion Files Link up

So if you’re going to wear the top of that matching set…how about with a newish jean or skirt?

  • Kathleen McDermott

    I love so many things about these charming outfits. Your crop over a chevron long shirt, Nancy’s orange sherbet cardigan, colorful necklace and leopard print shoes, and Charlotte’s turquoise jewelry and shoes, cream jacket and khaki slacks. Well done.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathleen!! I do think I liked this post the best from this series!!
      I’m one of those that likes to split up the sets when organizing them in the closet. Otherwise, I think we forget that each items works so great by itself!!

  • happinessatmidlife

    What great looks for different matching sets. I used to buy everything matching and would only wear them together. I have finally wised up and mix and match it now 🙂

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


  • Cute outfits, Jodie! I’m not much of a set person but is nice to have a set that can be mixed and matched! Thanks for posting on #TheLeisureLink!

  • Oooo I’m loving those leather culottes from F21! Such a cute post and yes, I’m all about mixing up those matching sets!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Of course you mix up a matching set….you’re a smokin’ fashion blogger who could totally rock those leather culottes!!! 🙂

  • Love the use of the cropped top to show that eye-catching detail of the chevrons. And your necklace, Jodie is so unusual; it’s the perfect finishing touch to the outfit. And I’m loving Nancy’s leopard print peeking out from her trousers!

    • Thanks Jacqueline!! We are such birds of a feather, eh???

  • Favorite things: Necklace on the 50’s look, the whole 60’s look, and the turquoise necklace and earrings plus the white jacket in the 70’s look. ‘Can’t wait to see the upcoming post to see how you still the skirts. 🙂

  • I would wear the 50s and 70s sets you show here. So cute and clever styling. FYI, these ladies are really good-looking models.

    • Thanks Alexandra! It’s my mom & step mom (along with me, of course)!! What a nice compliment!!

  • Matching sets are great…so many ways to wear the pieces! I really love the layered look of your top!

  • MaryAnne

    You are so clever! love your outfit and Nancy looks so nice in her bright pop of color. Love the idea using rubber bands on mom’s top. You all look sensational!

    • Thanks MaryAnne…You are so uplifting in your comments!

  • Well done! I love how you layered a shirt under your top and tied up your mom’s top. Nancy’s outfit is once again my favorite!

    • Thanks Darlene….Nancy will be thrilled to read your comment, since she so wanted options for this set!!!