Two Blouses Paired Together

The white blouse for older Women.

The White Blouse for Any Ages: Under Another Blouse

Quote of the day: “I love the psychology behind what we wear and how it makes us feel. It’s sort of common logic that when you feel good and you look good, you might perform better.” Monica Corcoran Harel

The above quote is something I feel like I say over and over. And I’m sure that most of the women reading this agree. Now how do we get the rest of the population to join in? Speaking of joining in, I hope you take a minutes to join in the Fierce 50 Movement on Facebook! It’s not just for bloggers, or even a certain age group! It’s really all about women supporting women no matter what the number says!!

But back to our theme for the week. I wanted to make sure that we really wear what we have in our closet. And the white blouse is one of those basics that really can get styled with almost anything.

And we were lucky enough to have Amy of Stylin’ Granny Mama join us for the adventure! If you haven’t ever seen her blog before, you should check it out since she’s in the same age range as myself! The fun doesn’t end there—one of our regular blogettes, Jude, decided to show us her interpretation too!!

The 3 of us wore our white blouse under a t-shirt to start the theme off earlier in the week, here! After that I tried to get creative by layering it under a sleeveless shirt, here–with good reason, I must admit!

There are certainly more ways to style this long, loved blouse. But for the here and now, I chose layering it under another long sleeved blouse. As we’ve discussed before, I could be considered crazy—why in the heck would you want 2 blouses on top of each other? You could make me feel better by telling me you’ve done this before?

Amy’s Outfit: This is why I love having other women join in with their photos! You can see how we all can make it so different even though it’s the same idea! Amy belted her white blouse under the longer, outer blouse!! Doesn’t that look great?

Jude (blogette): Jude is like me and loves her embroidery detailing!! And no, she didn’t know what I was wearing—isn’t that funny? Her blouse is actually more cream in color, but it’s the idea of layering blouse over blouse that intrigues me!!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Well one good reason for wearing your white blouse under another blouse could be if the other blouse is more sheer! This leaf embroidered blouse was a great deal at Anthropology a couple of months ago. And while I bought it with the spring season in mind, it’s definitely a little sheer without anything under it. I’ll probably need to wear a cami under it even once it warms up!

The white blouse for older Women.

I wanted to get a closeup of the embroidery on the shirt. This embroidery detailing is on my love list, because it adds so much interest to a clothing item.

The white blouse for older Women.

Then I also wanted to add in some darker accessories since the outfit was so bright. Of course, half the time you really can’t see my earrings since my hair is all over the place, ha ha!

The white blouse for older Women.

The embroidered blouse got tied in the front in a knot. I tried tucking it in at first, but for some reason it didn’t look as good. But don’t I look ready for spring in this outfit? Of course, to us here in Denver, that means bring on the snow storms! LOL!

The white blouse for older Women.

Skirt: LOFT (similar here in a pastel yellow and here brighter but more swingy)~~White Blouse: Brooks Brothers (similar here)~~Embroidered Blouse: Holding Horses (similar here with a dot pattern or here with embroidery but burgundy sheer)~~Shoes: Aldo (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Another great reason to wear 2 blouses layered could be if the one on top doesn’t close as nicely by itself. This is the case with Nancy’s striped blouse. It’s one of those that just doesn’t lay right when it’s buttoned up. We all have a shirt or two like that, right?

The white blouse for older Women.

But it’s such a pretty blouse, that it seems a shame to give it away. So layering this kind of blouse over other items can work wonders!!

The white blouse for older Women.

I had Nancy wear two necklaces in this look, although you really don’t notice the silver chain under the white blouse very much. The earrings are a black stud, and help bring out the black stripes in the shirt.

The white blouse for older Women.

Since Nancy was wearing her lace up shoes with the jeans, I had her roll up the jeans to show them off. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but many stores are showing a cropped flare leg on pants for the warmer months, and this is where I got the idea.

The white blouse for older Women.

Jeans: Style & Co (similar here)~~White Blouse: Chicos (similar here)~~Striped Blouse: Fred David (similar here no buttons or here as a button down)~~Shoes: Sould Out (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here two stranded)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: For mom’s blouse over top of her white blouse, I chose her chambray one. We styled a series about the chambray shirt last year here, here & here. Although if you look closely, this denim shirt is a different one fro the one worn in that series. Let’s just say mom has a couple of everything!! LOL!

The white blouse for older Women.

While we were out in the neighborhood taking photos, her neighbor (Thanks Dave!!) offered us to wear his turquoise belt & bracelet. And who would say no to that?? This belt is quite the heavy piece, as you can see, the turquoise is all around the front and back!

The white blouse for older Women.

You know that I rarely do a monochromatic look for any of us, but I figured I’d keep the rest of the outfit relatively subdued so the belt could be the star of the show!

The white blouse for older Women.

Of course we added in some of mom’s turquoise earrings. And I wanted a more neutral shoe for the outfit. Blush pink is quite popular right now, so that was my reasoning for these shoes!!

The white blouse for older Women.

Jeans: LOFT (similar here as capris)~~White Blouse: Oxford Shirt Co. (similar here)~~Chambray Shirt: Land’s End (similar here)~~Shoes: Nina (similar here with an embellished toe)~~Belt: Thanks again, Dave! (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: Again thanks, Dave! (similar here a smaller version)

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  • I’ve never thought of trying to layer one blouse over another but it works really well. Love the embroidery on the sheer blouse 🙂 #WotW

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Louise!!

  • I always love popping in on your blog (even though I’m not in your age range). I love these looks. I haven’t ever thought of layering blouses like that. I will have to try it out!

    Mary Colleen

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for stopping by Mary!! I do hope to inspire all women, not just those in our age ranges! I realize that most people look to their peers for inspiration, but I love people watching of any age!!

  • Clever way to get the most out of your wardrobe by layering up and wearing a blouse as a blouse or as a jacket. Versatility is what it’s all about!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It does make me feel better about my clothes, when I can wear them more!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • I think you are all so inspirational and stylish. I like visiting your blog. Your mom and grandma look so young and pretty in their blouses!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Miri!!

  • Great layering, a blouse worn as a jacket over a blouse! You all look fab!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Carmen!!

  • I’ve never thought of putting two blouses together, but it’s such a great idea! I love your embroidery blouse – yes, bring on spring!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lana!! Isn’t it fun to try some new ways to wear what we have?
      Spring is here in our neck of the woods right now—it just won’t last, I’m afraid!! 🙂

  • Layers on layers on layers when it’s still this cold! Great styling!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s so true Michelle!! Better too many than not enough, right?
      Did you get a ton of snow?? I won’t rub it in that it’s been 70 degrees here this week!!

  • Rina Doria

    Everyone’s layering game is so strong! You ladies are the queens of layering! I love the belted layer look a lot!

    Rina Samantha

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rina!!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    This is a really cute idea, I don’t think I’ve ever seen this done before… yet, now I want to try it out myself, too! That embroidery shirt is so, so perfect and great for Spring, too! I would probably try what your mom has done, a chambray shirt on top!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carrie!!

  • Katarina

    Amazing post.
    Lovely idea, I really like it and I didn’t see anything similar.
    Beautiful outfits. 🙂

    Kathy’s delight / Instagram

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Katarina!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Great ideaa for winter to spring transition!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nicole!!

  • I never really thought of putting two button downs together. Looks amazing! Your embroidered top Jodie is so beautiful!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathrine!!
      I need to be wearing that green top today!! I had it in my to-iron pile so I forgot about it!!

  • I love how inventive everyone was with their looks! So many good ideas. Happy weekend!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz!!

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    I would like to try it for a new layering post.You all look amazing Jodie. Great turquoise belt, very nice this neighbor 🙂
    I wish you all a great weekend, XO Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tina!!

  • I never tried layering two blouses but I love the idea! Well done ladies!


    Tamara –

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tamara!!

  • This is the first time I have ever seen your blog and I wanted to compliment you on the unique ideas and posts you publish! It brings a smile to my face seeing women from all walks of life being united through fashion 🙂

    Adrianna xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Adrianna!!
      I love how you put it—being united through fashion!! I might have to steal that saying!! 🙂

  • I’ve never tried this before! Gosh, it looks great on you ladies. I really like how your mom put that fabulous belt over hers. And I see you’re wearing your St Patrick’s day green Jodie. So very pretty and springy. I’m clicking on many of your pretty blouses you’ve suggested at the bottom.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for always being so supportive Julia!! Especially by clicking on my links!
      For my “real” outfit today, I have on a green tank shirt—I should layer this embroidered one over it!!
      Happy St. Pat’s!! Are you having corned beef tonight??

  • Laura

    I’ve seen this done several ways before and honestly I always really like the result! My style is often preppy, and the doubled collars appeal to me! I love how you’ve layered them in different ways!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ahhh…it is kinda preppy, huh? I don’t usually think of our outfits in terms of the kind of style it is, but this does take me back to my high school days!!
      Thanks for the love, Laura!! And happy St. Pat’s day!

  • Judy Gramith

    When you described the blouse over blouse theme I definitely spit and sputtered a bit but it was really fun to come up with complimentary pieces! This was an “outside the box” styling challenge Jodie but a second blouse instead of a cardigan is fun, funky, and cool!
    Amy’s open tunic length blouse is a perfect way to execute the blouse over blouse look. I love the print in her tunic and how she picked up the bit of red in it by wearing the red pants.
    Your embroidered blouse is SO pretty!!!! The yellow skirt combined with it just brings a smile to my “hoping for Spring heart”.
    Nancy’s fresh stripes and strappy shoes are perfect and Charlotte’s upscaled, pleated chambray blouse is really classy with neighbor Dave’s turquoise! That belt is exquisite!
    What a great challenge Jodie!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, I admit that when I wrote this idea down on paper, I wondered if it would work. Of course, we’ve done it with our chambray shirts, so I figured that maybe this wouldn’t be all that different!!
      I’m so glad you came along for the ride!! I’m a people watcher by nature, so I think seeing what other women wear–especially with a common theme is so intriguing to me!!
      Oh and while I have your ear—I forgot to reply to your last email. I did compete all around in gymnastics, but my best events were vault & floor! I was terrible on the bars! 🙂

  • donnaduck

    Really like your green and yellow together, Jodie! Yes, you’re definitely looking “spring-y”!! And with the warm weather you’ve been having, why not welcome Spring?! I could see myself wearing Nancy’s outfit- I do seem to relate to her style- is that because I’m turning 61?? Maybe so! At any rate, all three of you ladies look awesome in this post!! Mom’s borrowed belt- so cool! Have an awesome weekend, Jodie!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It has been so so nice to have the weather be warm & enjoyable!! But I’m bracing for a change, because I can’t imagine that this will last!!
      I always wonder what makes the outfits relatable. I’m not sure it’s the age per se?? Maybe it’s more of what’s in your closet and your clothing choices! Since we all style only what we already have and like??
      We could do a study on it…ha ha…and maybe get some grant money! 🙂
      Enjoy your weekend, Donna!!

  • Jenny Louise Marie

    I love the idea of having models of different ages to show what you can do. Stopping by from FanDay Friday link up. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jenny!
      It is fun to be able to relate to more than one age group this way!! And I’m trying to get my mom (the 70’s model) out of her fashion ruts!! ha ha!

  • Anne

    I’ve never worn a blouse under a blouse. It does look good though, especially under the sheer blouse which is so pretty.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Anne!!

  • Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)

    So many different looks all with the same concept, very clever! Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jocelyn!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    You gals look spring ready in all of your outfits. I couldn’t tell from the pics that your blouse was sheer. What a great idea to put a long sleeve blouse under a sheer shirt. Just another one of your good ideas! I think you did a great job on all of these outfits. And Jude’s outfit is so cute! This was a great series, Jodie. Thanks again for letting me come along! – AMy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I can’t tell you enough how much I love having others get involved with the blog, Amy!! It is always amazing to me at how we take one item and theme and can make it so different depending on the person and their closet!!
      Have a fantastic day and thanks, thanks & more thanks!!

  • Karen

    I have to say right off the bat, being a big fan of turquoise, your mom’s belt and accessories are AMAZING!!! I love ALL of these looks! Jude’s jeans…wow, too cool!! I think the longer shirt that Amy chose makes this an especially slimming look, such a great choice! I seriously would have never thought to layer two shirts before seeing this post, but I will be doing it now. I have a chambray shirt just like your mom’s and I think that looks really classy and polished with the white shirt underneath. I LOVE your blouse Jodie! The green vines are beautiful, and now that I’ve seen all this layering going on, I can see that over a tank or under a jacket. Really gets me thinking of different combinations to try! Swooning over Nancy’s shoes and her striped shirt that truly is playing the role of a great jacket here. That silver necklace peeking out is really special. There is something about silver and white that draws me in whenever I see it! Just for the record, I am wearing my white shirt today too, although under a sweater which is more predictable that these looks. The think is, I’ve always worn this sweater alone with a scarf or necklace, and the white shirt really dressed it up! I’ll be doing this again, though hopefully we’ll have spring weather soon and I can ditch the sweaters till next fall!! Great post today!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Wow…Karen!! Thanks for the fabulous compliments!
      I think wearing your white blouse under a sweater is fabulous—even if you consider it predictable!! Although I need my sweaters almost all year long! Our grocery store is always freezing and even most of the restaurants keep it so cold in the summer! Which makes me think that our white blouses could be our “jacket” for those times!! Ha–maybe another blog post??
      Enjoy your day, Karen! Did you get a ton of snow with this last storm? We’ve been so lucky lately with warm weather—it makes me nervous though because March & April are usually our snowiest months!!

  • Mireille

    What a neat way to style the white blouse! My favorite way, i think! You all look great!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mireille!
      Even I wasn’t sure about this one when I put it on paper! But somehow it didn’t turn out too bad!!
      Happy Friday and have a great weekend!!

  • I saw Victoria Beckham in a white blouse and a pink pleated skirt! Now I deffinitely need a white blouse! Have a great weekend Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ahh—there Victoria goes copying me again—ha ha!!
      Happy Friday, Nancy!!

  • Queen of Rods

    I was pleasantly surprised on this one; usually the layered looks are way too warm for “hot town” where I live. Jude’s color palette is soothing, and I love Nancy’s total outfit. Her shoes are perfect with it. You and your mom look lovely as always, but Dave’s belt and bracelet are the show stealers. Wow!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t those turquoise pieces just so drool worthy?? I really think he needs to let us use them more often—it’s not like I’ve ever seen him wear them!! Ha ha!
      Thanks for chiming in Janet!!

  • Once again, Jodie’s class is in session!
    When I first read your email, I thought “What? No way!”

    And then I clicked on the post link and darned if I didn’t have to eat my own unspoken words. I actually really like this!

    The top blouse almost functions like a jacket. Each one of the styled outfits looks really smart. Congrats again! How will you inspire me next?!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You always manage to make me smile, Em!!
      Of course, (like we always say) even a blind squirrel gets an acorn every once in a while—ha ha!!
      I’m glad you liked it!!

      • Lol…except I am the squirrel and you keep giving me acorns (and I STILL don’t always realize it) 🙂

        Have a great weekend!

  • rae

    i always like the idea of layering two tops together 🙂

    xoxo, rae

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rae!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Jodie, great outfits. I want you to know that this post took forever to upload. I imagine it is because of the number of pictures.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s interesting you said that about the uploading because I noticed that with other sites on my computer today—but I thought it was just my computer?? I always resize my photos—and I did that even for Amy’s & Jude’s photos. Have you noticed it other times with my blog, or just today?

      • Bernadette Laganella

        I always notice that you sight loads a little slower but I thought that might be due to the fact that we are on different platforms. Today was exceptional.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Well thanks so much for letting me know. I googled how to make my sight faster, and I’m going to work on a couple of things. Not that I’ll be able to get around to it today, but hopefully soon!! It’s probably time to clean up things!!
          Happy Friday Bernadette!