STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Plenty of Plaid

Style Advice of the Week

I’ve been a fan of everything plaid ever since I can remember. This mostly stems from the fact that you can take any plaid item, like a flannel for example, and style it numerous ways to fit your style. Whether you like to dress edgy, chic or preppy, a good plaid shirt is the perfect accessory for any outfit.

This week’s Fashionisto looks effortlessly cool and classic for class in a blue-themed plaid button-down with a V-neck sweater on top. He pairs this combo with classic camel-colored chinos and finishes off the look with some plaid detailed boots. These shoes work for any occasion because the plaid print is actually on the inside of the shoe that you can either roll up to conceal the pattern or roll down for a fun accent to your outfit.

This ensemble is easily achievable for any plaid-loving Fashionista or Fashionisto. Any color plaid shirt and sweater can be used to cater to your own style, but I highly recommend maroon and forest green for this fall season. Chinos are also a perfect example of multi-seasonal wear but stick with dark beige and gray this time of the year. For Fashionistas out there, try some dark jeggings or even a skirt and tights combo to cater this outfit to your wardrobe.

Pro-Tip: Mixing plaid, and any pattern for that example, is totally in this season and can be easily achieved if you follow some simple rules. Remember when mixing patterns, it’s all about size and color. For example, this Fashionisto mixed a small blue plaid print with a larger red plaid pattern. These colors complement each other well and the different size of the checks in the plaid don’t overpower each other. This same rule applies when mixing animal print, polka dots, stripes or whatever else your heart desires.

Remember it’s all about putting an edgy twist on classic pieces this year so try giving your current ensemble a little kick by trying out these plaid pattern tricks for class, and you’ll be a stylish student in no time!

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