If you’re like me, living south of the Mason Dixon line, then you probably have at least one or two plaid pieces tucked into your closet. I’m always looking for ways to elevate these selections (don’t get me wrong, a pair of Frye boots & some comfortable denim is well and good, but a girl needs variety). There’s good old standby’s: put under a cashmere sweater from J. Crew, throw on a puffy vest from Land’s End, tie it up, layer under a Ralph Lauren denim jacket, make it into a scarf (yes, look this up on Pinterest). The key is in the mix-and-match.
Today we celebrated my birthday (which one, you ask? 28. Holy heck!) by visiting one of our favorite local parks, which happens to be more along the lines of a wooded golf course. (You might remember this very scene from another plaid post). I was going for a “city rustic” theme, so I paired my plaid shirt (from Wet Seal, what a steal!) with a sequined sweatshirt (Forever 21, you can totally duplicate this look on the cheap). Sequins always make an outfit more feminine. I opted away from denim, and instead embraced the continuing tuxedo legging/leather trend – you remember these Philosophy dandies? To accessorize, I wanted a delicate bib necklace that wouldn’t fight with the plaid/sequin dichotomy; for footwear, it’s still technically summer so booties win over boots (these are the Dolce Vita Mercy booties – LOVE THEM!)
How are you wearing plaid this fall?
Why yes, this is my favorite Kate Spade handbag. Bows + Sequins = <3
Oh you know, just chillaxin’ on the fence with the Baby Bump
Stella & Dot’s Cassady Collar Necklace (BUY NOW)