Plaid 3 (Dressy)

50’s                        60’s                        70’s

Plaid for the 50's, 60's & 70's

Plaid for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Dressy Version

Quote of the day: “Our ideals are our better selves.” Amos Bronson Alcott

Dressing up your plaid for more formal occasions can be tricky, depending on the item.  One easy way to do this is with shine & sparkle, ruffles or silk—heck, maybe even show off some skin (I’m talking wearing a dress here, people)!  Of course it all depends on your definition of dressy and where you’re going.  Since Denver tends to be more casual, even in it’s formal areas, this is my interpretation!  Plaid 1 and Plaid 2 show you other formulas of tartan outfits with these same pieces!

Plaid for the 50's, 60's & 70's Plaid for the 50's, 60's & 70's

50’s Outfit (Pants):  I added a silk blouse, some lovely bling, and cute heels to upgrade my plaid pants.  Thus I accomplished both sparkle & shine. Thanks to Aunt Nancy for the necklace & earrings!!!

Pants: SG (similar here or not fur lined here)~~Blouse: Gap (similar here)~~Shoes: Payless (similar here)~~Necklace: Francescas (similar here)~~Earrings: Francescas (similar here)

Plaid for the 50's, 60's & 70's Plaid for the 50's, 60's & 70's

60’s Outfit (Scarf):  Adding a long sleeve shirt under this dress, makes it winter worthy!  To dress it up we placed the scarf over one shoulder and tied the ends to finish off the look!  The ruffles at the hemline incorporate some panache!

Scarf: (similar here)~~Dress: SL Fashions (similar here)~~Shirt under: Chicos (similar here)~~Shoes: Alex Marie (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Plaid for the 50's, 60's & 70's Plaid for the 50's, 60's & 70's

70’s Outfit (Skirt): Since mom’s plaid skirt is neutral, the pop of color in the scarf & earrings makes the outfit quite eye catching!  The scarf is silky which adds a touch of flair!

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shirt: JM Collection (similar here)~~Jacket: JM Collection (similar here)~~Boots: thrifted (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks for visiting my styling blog!

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

To show off those great legs…here’s some skirts to check out:


  • Kathleen McDermott

    Lovely. Charlotte’s plaid works great as a neutral, Nancy’s scarf is a wonderful splash of color against black and your plaid pants are adorable – love them dressed up as you’ve done.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathleen!! 🙂

  • Dr. S. Kawasaki

    You shouldn’t feel self-conscious in those pants, Jodie–all three stylings look GREAT on you; not at all too “young”! I’m jealous over the facts that 1) they are FUR-lined–that sounds like heaven! and, 2) that you can wear plaid pants and look like a fashion plate, whereas I’d look like a picnic table 😀

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the compliment, Sharon. As for the picnic table, it’s that overly criticalness we all do to ourselves getting in the way…I’m sure we could find you some great pants…printed or not!

      • Dr. S. Kawasaki

        I wear pants all the time, but I can’t remember the last time I had a pair with a print on it. That’d be a fun challenge!

  • Chelsea

    I couldnt agree more. Sparkle and shine always dress up an outfits 😉 love all three looks. I especially love the plaid scarf over the black dress. Adorable!


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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Chelsea….I never pass up an opportunity to add some sort of bling!! Isn’t that why we are fashion bloggers?

  • Darlene Fadem

    I’ve really enjoyed seeing all the different ways to wear plaid. You all look FAB!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Darlene….You’re too nice (and I like that about you!!)