STYLE ADVICE: Playful Plaid

Springtime is just around the corner in Atlanta. As the nights grow longer and the weather grows hotter, there is one question on several Fashionistas’s minds: “What am I going to do with all my flannels now?” Although the plaid button-down shirts have been a winter staple for many, in theory the wool garment does not seem like the best piece to transition into cherry blossom season.

However, I found a Fashionista who was able to prove that plaid is a worthwhile addition to any March wardrobe. By pairing a vibrant colored flannel shirt with a pair of clean white shorts, this Fashionista was able to make the garment feel spring break ready.

One of my personal favorite parts about the return of warmer weather is getting to wear white shorts again. Their versatility allows for endless outfit possibilities and they can make almost any top look effortlessly polished. This Fashionista used white shorts to balance out the vibrancy of her purple flannel, while also reaffirming the top as a year long closet staple. To maintain the structure of her outfit, she chose tan boat shoes and a braided belt in addition to simple accessories that did not distract from the plaid.

This Fashionista’s outfit is so successful due to her use of balance and color. A brightly colored flannel top is easier to transition into spring than a red or black one. If you do own dark-colored plaid, consider wearing a pair of denim shorts, a graphic T-shirt, and then tying the plaid top around your waste for an edgier look. By searching for new ways to wear old pieces, you will already be ahead of the game with more money in your pocket as designers roll out their new springtime look books and collections.