Maxi Skirts for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With a Topper
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I started this series about maxi skirts, showing us all wearing them with the ubiquitous tee here. But I wanted to prove how versatile these items can really be in your wardrobe. Thus I had us all add some sort of topper over our shirts. I figured this was more than realistic, since I take a jacket or some kind of covering every place I go in the summer. My joke is that I need the extra layer for the inside not the outside due to the air conditioning. I even tried to figure out different types of toppers for the three of us. I got a cardigan, Nancy wore her denim vest and mom put on her thing—it’s a wrap or kimono?
I planned this post to go out after my article was published on Margaret Manning’s Sixty + Me website! My personality is such that I analyze most everything by their pros and cons. And that’s what I did in that article. I’d love it if you check it out and let me know any ideas that I missed.
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I have no idea why the bottom portion of these full length pictures came out looking foggy. It was just the ones by this fence, and my husband said he didn’t adjust the settings of the camera at all. Anyone have any ideas?
I found this maxi skirt at Goodwill. I’d never heard of the brand so I googled it and found it’s sold at Saks, and Bloomingdales. Of course I was drawn to it because it’s so colorful and who cares that the stripes are going horizontally across my body?
Skirt:Design History-thrifted (similar here sorta in the same color scheme or here with smaller stripes)~~Cardigan: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Top: Sweaterworks (similar here in a swing silhouette)~~Shoes: Stuart Weitzman-thrifted (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here somewhat with different colors & shapes)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy’s sweater is a very lightweight, cropped style one that we picked up at H&M not so long ago. We figured for $5, that she’d get her money’s worth out of it, even if it falls apart in the wash! When you’re short, you can wear a crop top and still not show any midriff!
Her denim vest gets a lot of usage! Since the skirt is long, I thought a longer topper would be a good addition! And we left out a necklace since there was so much print in the sweater…but we did add a fabric flower! The flower was part of another shirt in Nancy’s closet, but I think it’s great on other items too!
Skirt: Old Navy (here)~~Vest: Chicos (similar here)~~Top: H&M (similar here definitely more of an investment)~~Shoes: Lifestride (similar here)~~Pin: (similar here it’s a Chanel version)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here more mosiacsish, but really pretty for a good price)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: My mom wore this lilac wrap in another post this spring seen here with her silver shoes. I had one readers ask to see how else it could be styled. For this example we shortened the sleeves by tucking them up and tied it in the front. Another fun option with this same garment, could be styled as a normal scarf since it’s quite lightweight. Or like in the similar here option below—you could wear it as a wrap. Just because it has openings for your arms, doesn’t mean you have to use them, right?
We didn’t even have mom wear a necklace in this outfit. She got some longer earrings and a bracelet, but no necklace—is that how you’d style this?
Skirt: Old Navy (here)~~Wrap: (similar here)~~Top: Ralph Lauren (similar here)~~Shoes: Aerosoles (similar here same brand, a little different version)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
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Here are some maxi dresses if you like the one & done idea!!