Maxi Skirt 1 (With a Tee)

Maxi Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Maxi Skirts for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With a Tee

Quote of the day: “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” Emily Skye

We all know what a maxi skirt is about. If you’re in this second half of your life, then you probably already had one or two in your closet long ago. And if you are one of those that think you can’t wear it the second time the trend comes around, I’d like to challenge that thought. I was lucky enough to be able to contribute to Margaret Manning’s Sixty + Me website regarding this subject of the maxis. And you may call me crazy, but I can’t think of an item that works more perfectly for any age group.

As for how to style them—they are really like a pair of jeans—-you can wear pretty much anything with them. The three of us all have a knit maxi skirt on in these posts, but, of course, there are many other materials available. I started the series by adding a t-shirt to the mix. I figure every person reading this has one of those in their closets, right? And just for the record, Nancy & Charlotte are wearing the same maxi in these posts—if they look different, it’s only because of the lighting.

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: For some reason I have quite a soft spot in my heart for supporting a good cause. I know I didn’t really need another t-shirt but Wendy’s Lookbook was having this campaign to help support her foundation (see the post here). So, as they say, I got the shirt! I figured a white tee is essential every couple of years since my old ones tend to get dingy in areas! This shirt is not available now, and maybe that’s why I wanted it also—I love an item that not everyone else has!

I tucked the shirt into the skirt for this post since the waistband almost acts as a belt. I didn’t show any of us with our t-shirt tied in a knot to the side—that might have been cute?

Skirt: Design History-thrifted (similar here sorta in the same color scheme or here with smaller stripes)~~Tee: Wendy’s Lookbook Foundation (similar here)~~Shoes: Banana Republic (similar here in light blue)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I wanted to try to add some variety into this grey maxi skirt that both Nancy & Charlotte are wearing, so I had Nancy slide it around so the slit is in the front. Some of you may feel like the slit is too high to wear it this way (or even too high period), and if that’s the case, you could easily add a couple of stitches across the seams to keep it from opening so much.

This will be the last time you see these shoes on Nancy—they just were not comfortable for her. Thus, I gave them a new home in my closet, so you just might see them on my feet soon!

Skirt: Old Navy (here)~~Top: Avatar (similar here with ruching at the waist only, here with an interesting drape and here-expensive but so lovely)~~Shoes: Kelly & Katie (similar here in an espadrille)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: Mauzies (similar here)

Maxi Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's. Maxi Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's. Maxi Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Since we went with a relatively simplistic outfit for mom, we created some interest with her accessories & shoes. The necklace is a girl holding a shopping bag (very apropos for my mother), the earrings are owls (one of many pairs she owns) and the shoes are quite colorful.

In case you are wondering, mom & Nancy are not the same height at all. Mom is 4 inches taller than Nancy, yet you can see that the skirt is basically the same length for both of them. Nancy ended up rolling the waistband over itself once to make it perfect for her height, and mom left it as it was manufactured.

Skirt: Old Navy (here)~~Tee: Croft & Barrow (similar here with a pocket)~~Shoes: (similar here very colorful or here with decorations)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

It’s always a great day, when I read your comments and hear your stories! 

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Check out the maxi skirts below—save or splurge, there is something for everyone! (I have the Loft print in shorts—it’s such a pretty color combination!)

  • Kathleen McDermott

    I love your skirt, your entire outfit, especially the wrist sash and that spectacular reversible necklace. Not a fan of the grey skirt. LOVE Charlotte’s necklace, which I’ve seen before on this blog. It is too cute and I want one. You have one too, right? I see a Lola Necklace on Shoptique. Is that what this is?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Can you believe I just gave this skirt away?? I just never loved how full it was, so I’m hoping to find another one to take it’s place!!
      I think my mom got her “girl” necklace at Jo-Ann fabrics but I’ve seen the Lola ones and think they are a close second!!!

      • Kathleen McDermott

        Jo-Ann Fabrics?? I never would have guessed. Must explore. Meanwhile, I found 4 Lola Girl necklaces (by The House of Perna) on Shoptiques and could not decide among them. So I ordered all 4 😯. Does that make me a bad person? Then I found Betsey Johnson skull girl necklaces on Amazon and have fallen in love with the Americana one. I fear I may cave in and order it tomorrow. I blame Charlotte. My conscience is clear. P.S. I really liked the colors and design of that skirt and the way it fell in soft folds.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          LOL—-of course you ordered all 4 Kathleen—that’s what any reasonable fashionista would do!! And hey…you can always gift out the others ones if you decide on a favorite in person!!! 🙂

          • Kathleen McDermott

            I neglected to mention I found a 15% off coupon, got free shipping and paid no tax (7% for NJ).

          • Jodie Filogomo

            LOL—you are a deal shopper too, I see!! Now that makes it all worth it!! 🙂

  • Jodie I love that grey skirt. It is so perfect it can go with just about anything. And it looks so sleek.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is a nice neutral Mary—and both mom & Nancy said it’s very comfortable!!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Catherine Urbanski

    I love the maxi look. I even wrote a post about maxi dressing back in March:
    You did such a wonderful job in styling this look in so many ways. I LOVE. L.O.V.E. your first look with the striped skirt and that shirt that you layered under the cropped sweater. That shirt is beautiful! Thank you for a great post!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Catherine!
      I actually remember your maxi post and commented on it! I was so glad that other women our ages were embracing this trend!!

  • Fairy Queen

    Maxis are great and whats really brilliant about this post is that you can see them set against different styles that give good ideas for different occasions. Love it!
    mainy –

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!!
      Sometimes it’s fun to show similar ideas and yet how different they look on the three of us. Then other times I like to try for variety so people can imagine it many ways!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    I love maxi skirts and you are right, Jodie, you can wear just about anything with them! You look beautiful in these pics. The colors are perfect for you and I love your lipstick…so pretty. Great look for Nancy. The blue of her shirt really brings out her eyes. I like your Mom’s simple look, and adding the more interesting accessories make it work beautifully. Well done! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy…
      I really didn’t believe I’d like them so much (silly, me)—but I even just bought another one (I’m not sure exactly how it happened—ha ha)!
      I’m glad there are others my age that enjoy them!!

  • Love your skirt! The colors in it are amazing & so pretty on you

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Michelle!! I am a color girl!

  • dan

    You look wonderful today, Jodie! Both for the beautiful maxi skirt and the hairstyle!!
    I am surprised to see how the same skirt look different with the slit in the front and on one side!

    I don’t wear maxi skirts because they don’t suit me …but I used once, many, many years ago!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They are a nice option for those women who don’t love to show their legs anymore—you, however, have great legs Dan—so keep showing them off!!
      Thanks for the nice compliments!!

  • Mother Daughter

    Another great job Jodie. I like all three looks. I own one maxi and daughter wears it. I bought a Lularoe maxi at the first party I went to then sent it home with daughter. My figure doesn’t work well with a maxi, plus finding a shirt to wear is always a chore. lol

    • Jodie Filogomo

      At least the maxi you bought is getting good love!! My mom always laughs that whenever I come over to her house…I take away a piece of clothing for my closet!! You two must be no different!!

  • Jodie, I love your maxi skirt. I have quite a few and just love them. They are cool in the Summer and if you add leggings they can be warm in the Winter. I wear them all the time and it’s so easy to dress them up or dress them down. Thank you for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays. I can’t wait to see what you share with us next week! Pinned, Shared and Tweeted

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s nice to hear other women my age take advantage of the newer trends!! Thanks Carla for giving your love to this!!

  • They are all lovely Jodie but I LOVE the skirt you are wearing – I like the way the bottom stripe blends – very pretty.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I thought the colors were so fun too Gilly!! Thanks!!

  • irinadriga

    I really love last outfit. I am in my early 30s and I would wear it 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!! I appreciate the vote of confidence!

  • It is difficult for me to find maxi skirts that fit without doubling them over (or sewing them myself), but I do enjoy wearing them, especially casually with a tee as these looks are styled. I will often knot a tee with my maxis, so you should give that a try. Love the slit in the grey skirt and your mom’s necklace is Too cute! Your cobalt fringed sandals are so Fun. 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really wished I’d knotted my tee for this post, Jennie!! How come we always think of these things after the fact?
      Thanks for the suggestion!!

  • Stevie Turner

    I used to wear maxi skirts in my teens. Because I’m so short, many of them reach past my feet and beyond!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I can so relate Stevie!! Nothing that a little alteration won’t fix—that or rolling up the waistband like Nancy did!!

  • Love the skirts on all of you! Funny enough I am wearing a tee and maxi skirt today too. My skirt is black and white strips with a solid teal shirt 🙂 Can’t go wrong with that combo. Stopping by from Pumps and Push Ups link up.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sarah!!
      I might be a little late to the party-but I do think the maxi is so versatile for any age!! Thanks for stopping by!!

  • I love your maxi skirt Jodie, the colours are fab. Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!

  • Judy Gramith

    You all look quite beautiful in your maxis and I agree that (depending on the style) they really do wear much like a pair of jeans! In fact until manufacturers started adding spandex to denim they were about 200% more comfortable ! Also a long skirt can be very good at keeping some cool air circulating as you “sashay” across a room, lawn, or hot pavement.
    Bloglovin has just informed readers that the maxi will continue into fall. I think knit maxi skirts in particular can have a multi-season vibe.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you’re right Jude!! Why not wear them into the fall–heck, and once it gets chillly, I could even wear leggings under it!!!
      Thanks for the vote of confidence!!

  • I love maxi skirts because, as you said, they can be styled so many ways. I love the fun vibe of your skirt and the versatility of the grey one!

    Looking forward to the other maxi skirt looks!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think they can be so versatile and perfect for those women not wanting to expose their legs!! Thanks for the nice words, Andrea!!

  • I’m a big fan of the maxi skirt! I have a beautiful neon floral design from Anthropologie that’s one of my favorite pieces ever. Still, I get lazy with styling it and typically tuck in a tee or pop a denim jacket over the top. I like seeing how you ladies paired yours with different tee lengths and silhouettes. I think a cropped boxy tee like Charlotte is wearing is next on my list to try. Thanks for the styling ideas!

    <3 Liz

    • Jodie Filogomo

      We do tend to get into a habit or two when we wear certain items, don’t you think, Liz?
      That’s why I love reading other blogs—for great ideas! I realize it’s good to know what works for our body types, but I also love variety!
      Thanks for the nice comment!!

  • Laura

    I shamefully do not own a maxi skirt, but I need one! I love how different tops and moving the slit can really make the grey maxi seem completely different! I love that idea! Your maxi looks amazing on you, too! I love the color!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I am totally surprised you don’t own one Laura (of course, this coming from someone who got her first one only last year!!).
      I have been pleasantly surprised at how much I like the style (especially when I haven’t shaved my legs)!

  • I really need your mums necklace!! Its got my name on it, I am sure! Okay, your skirt is very pretty, the colors are so bright and makes you think of the see and your sandals are great!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nancy!!
      Isn’t that necklace so cute—the one I linked to as similar is a very close copy—just the pink version!!

  • I just wore a maxi skirt for the first time this summer, last week! At 112 each day I thought it was going to be too hot to wear one, but it wasn’t. I really like your colorful maxi. I’m curious to see how you dress up the gray ones…

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know, Darlene—-I really had no idea they could actually be cooler until I wore one! Funny how when we get something in our head—it takes awhile to relearn it?!!
      I didn’t style any real “dressy” looks this time. Since all of our are knit material —I went with other versions. But really, I should because I usually do that—maybe next year!!

  • donnaduck

    I love your outfit, Jodie! The skirt is so cute! I do agree about tucking yours in and am happy Nancy and your mom didn’t. I think the way your skirt is made just lends itself to a tucked in shirt. And unless you do have some type of waistband like that (or in my case, a waist period!), I kind of subscribe to the policy of not tucking a shirt in. I like that your mom’s shirt length is shorter. So many tees are just too long! I know your mom sews, so maybe she took care of that herself, as I have been tempted to do many times. Why do manufacturers make tee shirts so long?? Not everyone is 5’9″!! (Okay, I vented. I’ll stop now. LOL!)

    Anyway, LOVE a maxi- like you said, they’re as easy as pants sometimes, and can definitely add style and fun to your look!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Donna!!
      I’m not sure if mom shortened this tee or not—but she certainly has done that! Since she has a serger machine…even I will go over to use it for that purpose. But at least you realize some shirts are too long–that’s the first step, right? 🙂 And to look at the other side of the coin—at least we can shorten them. It’s a little hard to add length if you’re tall (so I’ve heard, ha ha)!

  • I am loving your skirt, it is so fun and summery!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tara!!