Sophisticated Plaid

plaid button-up and black denim

plaid shirt via Express

Twiggy Dancer jeans c/o James Jeans

Nasty Gal mules / now on sale!

Parker satchel c/o Gigi New York

sunglasses c/o zeroUV

lipcolor: Stila Stay All Day in Aria

nail color : OPI Lost on Lombard

rings: Baublebar / Aldo

bracelet c/o Le Tote

photos by Jessa Kae

Let’s get this out here right now – plaid has gotten a bad rap. When most people envision plaid, they’re either thinking of lumberjacks or early 90s grunge, but that’s totally not this print’s full potential! I think with the right plaid, you can certainly create a chic outfit moment – which is what I was aiming to prove in today’s post.

I paired my oversized plaid (the size shown is a small, so no need to size up) with minimalistic pieces like my double-strap mules and Parker satchel. My animal print sunglasses are the only other print that I wanted to incorporate because it’s just enough to play off the shirt’s pattern. I love plaid and animal print combinations, but the result can be overkill if not worn together correctly. I kept my jewelry very modern with some thick gold rings and my favorite new Baublebar x-ring. Don’t forget a good red lip! This helps give the overall outfit a simplistic but pulled together polish. 

You can do the same thing with a nice blue or navy plaid as well.

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  • Reply LizTheAustinite

    I love this look! So into plaid right now!


    September 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Christina Storm

    I love that plaid top! So sophisticated and polished! Gorgeous!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

    September 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm
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