STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: You Can Never Go Wrong With Plaid

October 1st, 2015 at 2:00am

The beginning of the school semester is always the best. You’re still in that summer stage which means that there is still time for warm weather, tan skin and dipping your feet in the ocean. What’s not so great about summer however, is the struggle of finding a perfect outfit for class. With a beating sun and the weather being in the high ’80s every week, it’s hard to figure out what to wear when you’re constantly sweating through everything. It’s extremely easy to fall into the lazy category with your outfits because you’re in that in-between stage. Here is where a plaid long sleeve comes in.

The good news is you can throw on any plain or graphic T-shirt on with a pair of shorts and still make it exciting. A plaid long sleeve wrapped around the waist is a style that never goes out of style and is used for every season. The Fashionista of this week mixes two simple items of clothing and gives it a refreshing twist by wrapping a plaid long sleeve around her waist. Many hot celebrities such as Beyoncé, Kylie Jenner and Alexa Chung have been rocking a plaid top around the waist with various outfits. Not only is the material of the top breezy and light, but it is also perfect for throwing around your shoulders inside a cold classroom. It is a perfect solution for styling up on a hot day and staying warm in school. A plaid long sleeve wrapped around the waist can add an edge to any outfit and throw off a very playful, relaxed vibe.

The Fashionista spices up a long sleeve white T-shirt by knotting it at the corner and letting more of her high-waisted denim shorts be seen along with her belly-button ring. This gives the outfit a bit more of an interesting and flirty feel to it. She adds jewelry to her fingers and wrist to balance the feminine touch she added with her ’90s grunge look. She completes the look perfectly with white Nike Air Force Ones instead of regular, every day sandals. Her outfit is simple, yet completely fabulous.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “One of my favorite accessories to add to an outfit is a flannel or button-up tied around my waist. It is so versatile! It’s a fashionable statement to place around the waist, and it’s easily accessible when it gets a little chilly. It can even add a pop of color to a neutral outfit; it goes with any occasion if styled right, you can’t go wrong!”


  • Kimberly Olivera

    Style Guru from Barton College: Kimberly Olivera. Aspiring journalist. A lover of fashion, animals, and traveling. Lipstick is life. Netflix addict.