How to Give your T-Shirt Glam by Pairing it with a Skirt

T-Shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

How to Give your T-Shirt Glam by Pairing it with a Skirt

Quote of the day: “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” Pastor Steven Furtick

And another way to improve the look of your boxy t-shirt is to glam it up by wearing a skirt.  A skirt for the warmer weather months, is a perfect way to stay cool.  And you might think it silly to wear a skirt with a t-shirt since they could be considered opposites.  However, this dichotomy of elements can make the look quite modern.

 Since all of our t-shirts featured are solids, I opted for print skirts for this example; however, a solid skirt would work just as well.  If you missed the earlier posts, we wore the same t-shirt with a jacket and with a scarf.

Style & Fashion for Women over 50. T-shirt & Skirt T-Shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

50’s T-Shirt:  This outfit reminds me of a safari look. It must be the animal print skirt and the olive green and red together. (I think I needed to size up on my t-shirt…oops)

T-Shirt: Maurices (similar here)~~Skirt: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Shoes: Classified (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

T-Shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's. T-Shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

60’s T-Shirt:  These tan mules cover a good portion of the foot.  To me, this offsets the fact that the skirt is on the shorter side.

T-Shirt: Gerard Darel (similar here)~~Skirt: The Limited (similar here)~~Shoes: Franco Sarto (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Fashion for Women over 70 T-Shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

70’s T-Shirt:  My mom made this skirt out of drapery material. She figured if Scarlet O’Hara could do it, so could she!

Mom picked this owl necklace since it’s longer and the t-shirt is solid colored! I thought it was a good selection to incorporate the brown of the shoes & earrings!! Not only have we spruced up the t-shirt with a skirt, but then we also added in another color scheme.

T-Shirt: Annex (similar here)~~Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: Candies (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

As our society has embraced the casual t-shirt, I’ve tried to find ways to glam it up! Since wearing a skirt is considered dressier, then this combination could be perfect!

Thanks to you all! I really appreciate all of your support and comments!

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Print skirts can be the perfect addition to solid colored shirts. And they aren’t all florals for those of you who prefer other designs! 

  • dan

    A cotton t-shirt in summer is very comfortsble! Your selection is very nice and the red sandals are great! Olive green and red go perfect together…

  • That is a good quote, and it feels exceptionally relevant right now with the way social media has evolved to rule our lives and all we care about is creating that perfect ‘highlight reel’,

    Love your mom’s DIY skirt – it’s a perfect summery print.
    Chic on the Cheap

    • I know…that’s so my favorite quote lately!!! Thanks for saying hi!!!

  • Wow! This is really cool, so stylish!!!


  • Suzanne

    I’m enjoying your blog! I just found it this week, and I appreciate the thought and effort you put into every post! All three of you are great examples of looking your best on every occasion. Your mom’s owl collection is intriguing! I’m preparing to begin my 36th year of teaching (first grade for the past 23 years). You ought to see some of my school outfits for holidays and Children’s Book Week! 🙂

    • Suzanne…Thanks for letting me know that you’re reading and enjoying this! I’d love to see your outfits!!! I had one reader email me a picture to share and it made my day!!! What an accomplishment and service by teaching for so long…you must love it!!!

  • Amy Ann

    I love pairing a tee with a skirt. I do that at work often. It makes me feel dressed up but still casual. All great looks! Love your first quote. Such a good reminder that we cannot compare.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Thanks for the encouragement Amy! Glad you liked the quote…it’s my fave for right now!

  • First of all…drapery material??!! Your mom rocks!! I’m still diggin’ seeing all the owls too.
    Nancy looks young, fresh and hip in her look. Lovin’ her shoes. 🙂
    Now, let’s talk about your look. First off, your tee fits perfectly. It shows off your super cute figure! Premier Design necklace, right? Love the shade of red of your shoes and the color of your pedicure! Great job styling all three looks!!

    • Girl…you really know how to make us feel good. I didn’t think my t-shirt was too small until I saw the photos and how it pulls across the girls (and the last post where it was bunchy around the armpits! Weird, huh? Thanks for all the love & support!!!