Skirt Showcase 2 (With a Solid Skirt)

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

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

Quote of the Day: “What shapes our lives are the questions we ask, refuse to ask, or never think to ask.”  Sam Keen

Again let’s bring that skirt out of the closet in anticipation of spring, yet being realistic that it’s still chilly some of the days (here in Colorado, we realize it can still snow into May).  By wearing the same color top to bottom except for your skirt, you are promoting the beauty of this piece of clothing.  Here’s a hint to making this concept work for women of all temperatures:  You can layer unlimitedly!  I’ve been known to wear 3 pairs of tights (one even being fur lined) at one time!  The first in this series was showing the printed skirt (here)!  Today we’ll have the solid skirt be the standout!  If you’re wearing dark, opaque tights, you can even get away with wearing a skirt that otherwise seems too short.

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): Since I wanted to show off the front of the skirt, I did the half-tuck trick with my sweater!

Skirt: Loft (similar here)~~Sweater: Elie Tahari for Kohls (similar here)~~Shoes: Newport News (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

60’s Skirt Showcase (Black): This pencil skirt has been a perfect find for Nancy.  I know an a-line skirt is the one “they” say fits every woman the best, but I think the pencil skirt is a close second!

Skirt: The Limited (similar here)~~Cardigan: Peter Nygard (similar here)~~Shirt under: Chicos (similar here)~~Shoes: Alex Marie (similar here)~~Necklace: J.Jill (similar here)~~Earrings: J.Jill (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): Again, my mom made this skirt.  The material was given to her because the giver said she’d never use it.  And I had her wear her cardigan backwards so the front was more solid!

Skirt: Mom made (similar here)~~Cardigan: Talbott (similar here)~~Boots: Madeline Stuart (similar here)~~Scarf: Banana Republic (thrifted)(similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks for visiting my styling blog!!

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

Here’s some colorful solid skirts to check out (all are under $20)

  • Kathleen McDermott

    I like these outfits but would add a colorful scarf to each .

    • Jodie Filogomo

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

  • I love a bright colored skirt and these are all quite pretty! Pencil skirts are my very favorite. Beautiful accessories all around!

  • Wearing three pairs of tights including one fleece lined? A woman after my own heart, with a strong desire to wear a skirt or dress despite the weather!
    I tend to like pattern with plain skirts, but now see how strong the skirt takes center stage with this strategy.. Love the bright yellow and pink, and don’t get me started on your mothers bottom ruffle!

    • Thanks Tracey!! A girl’s gotta keep warm, right? Heck, I have to wear tights under my pants/jeans anyways, so why not throw on a skirt!!!

  • Isn’t my mom amazing? Of course, we know the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree—ha ha! Thanks Darlene!!!

  • Pam Miller

    I agree with the comment about your Mom. She is an extremely talented seamstress and knitter. But you already knew that! Head to toe–her look today is a winner. Pam

    • My mom is incredible!! Thanks for the compliments! She did make the point, that she couldn’t wear this to church because having the buttons down your back make it hard to sit against the pews!

  • Okay, seriously? Your mom is super talented! I too believe that the pencil skirt is super flattering on a ton of body shapes. My favorite skirt is your yellow one…love the color and Nancy is rockin’ her look head to toe!