Skirt Showcase 1 (With a Printed Skirt)

50’s                         60’s                        70’s

Skirt Showcase for the 50's, 60's. & 70's

Skirt Showcase for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Printed Skirt Version

Quote of the Day: “There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart…pursue those.” Anonymous

As women, we are lucky enough to have abounding options for getting dressed in the mornings (or evenings for that matter!).  Yet, I find that the skirt gets relegated to the warm weather months.  There are a variety of ways to wear your skirts even when the weather is chilly.  One great way to do this is with the addition of a monochromatic background. Using the monochromatic background technique showcases the skirt nicely and can be done easily with tights!  In this series of posts, I’ll provide a grey, black & brown background for a variety of skirts.

Skirt Showcase for the 50's, 60's. & 70's Skirt Showcase for the 50's, 60's. & 70's

50’s Skirt Showcase (Grey): This skirt has a matching jacket….crazy, I know!  I’ve never worn them together but I loved the colors, so I had to buy them.

Skirt: Kay Unger (thrifted) (similar here or here)~~Blouse: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Cardigan(turned backwards): DeLoux (mom’s from college)(similar here)~~Boots: Payless (similar here)~~Necklace: White Plum (here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelets: Mauzies (similar here)

Skirt Showcase for the 50's, 60's. & 70's Skirt Showcase for the 50's, 60's. & 70's

60’s Skirt Showcase (Black ): The black background is probably the easiest one for us all…who doesn’t have black tights, shoes & shirts?  I just love how it features the skirt so nicely.

Skirt: The Limited (similar here)~~Cardigan: J.Jill (similar here)~~Shirt under: Evie (similar here)~~Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Skirt Showcase for the 50's, 60's. & 70's Skirt Showcase for the 50's, 60's. & 70's

70’s Skirt Showcase (Brown): My mother bought this fabric in Uganda and then made the skirt!  What a great way to have a souvenir!!

Skirt: Mom made (similar here)~~Sweater: JHC (similar here)~~Boots: Etienne Aigner (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks for visiting my styling blog!!

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

Linking up with 52 Pick Me up Closet Remix

Here’s some great examples of printed skirts that would work with this concept (and all under $20!!):

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Love a skirt with a sweater, tights and boots. I recognize Nancy’s skirt and like it best like this, with tights. Charlotte’s outfit is my favorite. Your skirt is gorgeous – so lucky you also have a jacket in that colorful tweed. I love Kay Unger.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I can totally see that Kathleen…because the tops are so dark, it would be nice to have more color near our faces!! 🙂

  • Ha ha! I love the backwards sweater. Does any of your models ever go on strike or revolt? Just curious. I see I’m back in 2015 posts now.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Now that’s a funny, Julia! Because there have been times that my “models” are referred to as divas!!
      I get quite a few eye rolls from my mother (payback, you know?), but Nancy tends to be a good sport. She will tell me that she would never wear it in real life—but she still smiles for the camera!!

  • Oooooh! The Ugandan fabric skirt! Textile envy!!! And perfect for the “Rust” 52 Pick-me-up link-up. Thanks for linking!

    • You are a textile junky, aren’t you?!!! Not everyone responds the way you do…so cute!!

      • Yes! FABRICS!!!!!!
        (Sorry so late, I’m catching up in my WP Reader. Which I didn’t discover until recently.)

  • dan

    I am in love with yellow at the moment and a yellow skirt would go perfectly with my blue jacket!! Thanks for your tips…

    • Hah….you read my mind….I am wearing it with a blue jacket in a future post (actually it’ll be in the yellow series–because I, too, love yellow)!! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Girl, you know how I feel about the effort it takes to put on tights…lol. Since matching sets are on trend I would be curious to see how your skirt looks styled with the matching jacket. Love the jewelry in Look #2. How cool that your mom made that skirt in Look #3!

    • Okay Darlene, I’ll give you a pass on the tights because you live in a much warmer climate…but when you come visit me in the winter, you’ll be begging to borrow mine!!! I can’t promise you that you’ll ever see my plaid suit together (you will see the jacket soon)—but I’ve learned to never say never! Thanks for all the compliments!! jodie

      • You are too funny! I too have learned to never say never. Looking forward to seeing how you style the jacket.

  • I love my skirts and it is more difficult to wear them in Winter. Great tips! Y’all look so lovely! I’ve been wanting to try a backwards cardigan – you did it wonderfully here.

    • Thanks Jennie!!! I love wearing the cardi backwards, but sometimes the neckline is a tad strange! You’ll see, in tomorrow’s post, I had mom wear a scarf to cover it somewhat!!!

  • I typically wear skirts and dresses year round, although this winter feel I did so much less. These are all wonderful looks. I love all the bookending of the matching sweater and boots colors.