From your boyfriend’s old flannel to a studded plaid button-down like this Fashionista is rocking, it’s a pretty solid fact that the whole plaid trend isn’t going out of style anytime soon. Having one (or in my case countless) plaid button-downs is the quintessential pairing for mixing up any wardrobe. Whether you button it up to your chin or simply throw it on over another T-shirt before running out of the house, adding a little plaid can switch up your look.

What I love about this Fashionista’s outfit are glam touches she adds to this seemingly grunge look. To start, she layered her red plaid button-down shirt that is adorned with shiny silver studs atop a simple black dress. Her alluring gold-plated boots paired with some trendy knee-high black socks make this classic look a little unpredictable and add the perfect touch of sophistication. Her ritzy gold arm candy completes her ensemble and great way to put a little femininity into the look. Overall, she put emphasis on the plaid button-down by pairing it with this easy all-black look.

When I think of plaid shirts, the seasons fall and winter normally come to mind; however, that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. By layering your favorite plaid button-down top, you can wear it over practically anything, no matter the weather or season. Since Florida is known for having unexpected weather patterns in the winter, wearing an unbuttoned shirt over your normal outfit in the cooler morning makes the most sense and looks cute, too. By the toastier mid-afternoon, tying it around your waist is the perfect way to cool off and switch over to that trendy ’90s look everyone is going for now.

Owning a plaid button down or two is a no-brainer. Any color or pattern will add a little somethin’ somethin’ to your day-to-day look. Wearing it buttoned up with a pair of jeans and some riding boots or over a T-shirt with some high waisted shorts this diverse piece is necessary for all styles and wardrobes.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I love flannels; they are super trendy right now and can add a little bit of fierceness to any outfit! My advice when wearing plaid is to keep it simple! Wear it over a solid color dress, like I did, or add a solid color scarf or vest over top of it for a new look!”