Plaid is BACK! Not that it was ever really gone, it never really seems to go out of style.
I have very limited plaid in my closet, but when I saw this skirt in Madewell I had to try it! I like how simple and easy it is to wear in many different ways. Plus the shirttail silhouette is very flattering.
Lately I have had a lot of fun wearing t-shirts in unexpected ways. For example, wearing this PURRFECT “Oklahoma Kitty” t-shirt from local Tulsa artist Bombs Away Art with my plaid skirt, among other things. Look for a slouchy tee with a black and white print, it will go with everything! I usually buy the unisex styles, instead of the styles designed for women. I do not like cap sleeves and I do not like small v-necks thank you very much. Who looks good in a cap sleeve anyway?? WHO?? Ok, enough with my rant. I also usually go up a size to add a little extra slouch and if the sleeves are too long, roll them up.
There is that small tuck in the front again, see how effortless of a look it makes? And to top it all off, add a bright accessory, especially if you are wearing a dark plaid.
If you want to go with a more classic look, try wearing a shirt that matches one of the less prominent colors in the plaid, or of course chambray.
Of course add a piece of jewelry, simple or bold! I put the Clear Bead Statement necklace with it to add a little understated sparkle. Although it is a fashion jump for me, I buttoned up the shirt and put the necklace right up under the collar.
In conclusion, you do not have to be a lumberjack or a catholic school girl to wear plaid. Just find the right piece for you. For a good classy plaid, J. Crew, Madewell, and Ann Taylor are good places to start. If you want unconventional plaid, check out Free People.
–Chunky Scarf (custom made at niloulu, email us through our etsy store for details!)
-T-shirt (Bombs Away Art)
-Kate Spade Crossbody bag, similar