STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Pretty In Plaid

Style Advice of the Week

This week’s Fashionista graces us with her style all the way from lovely Ireland. She mixes pieces together that most of us would never think to. On this chilly day, I found this Fashionista pairing black and white plaid pants with a bright open knit sweater. The color palette that this Fashionista chose brings contrast to the outfit in subtle ways. The yellow is so vibrant compared to her deep plum booties but the pants are the main focus. The enlarged print and clean color of the pants put a modern feel on a classic pattern.

Plaid comes in many styles, colors and the pattern even varies in every plaid. It is much easier to pull off a plaid pant than it seems. You just have to find the right pieces to match with it. Throwing in bright colors and textures is fun but the easiest thing to do is pair your plaid with a neutral T-shirt or sweater.

These green plaid slacks would be great with a black crewneck sweater. The gold zippers on the hips add detail to the outfit and if you wanted to dress it up you could easily incorporate a statement collar necklace, a blazer and black booties. For a casual outfit, these plaid leggings are a great choice. Create a laid back look with a basic white T-shirt and a light pink scarf. To add layers to that outfit throw on a long cardigan. If you want a darker casual plaid, try these red plaid trouser pants. The sketchy lines in the plaid make the pattern modern. Wear them with a denim button-down, brown combat boots and a few studded bracelets for a cool, grunge style.

Pants are not the only way to bring plaid into your wardrobe. Plaid is becoming more and more popular lately. Grab a crop top in plaid and you’re combining two of the biggest trends out there. Try that with a high-waisted skirt and you are all set for a night out. Into the oversized sweatshirt look? Those come in plaid too! So for all the Fashionistas and Fashionistos out there who are brave enough to try out the plaid fad, find the plaid that works for your style and run with it!

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