The winter season is approaching and approaching fast! Plaid is a staple print in the autumn/winter season, but it can be a stickler to style. Keep reading for how I style plaid for autumn and winter!
As an Accessory
When using it in an accessory, you want to incorporate it in some way that makes it look purposeful and makes the outfit cohesive, not like you just chucked it on. A great way to add plaid into an outfit is to color match, like I did here. This plaid blanket scarf has a lot of this taupey brown color in it that I matched to my boots, which also balances the look out by having similar colors on both the top and the feet. It also has a pale blue in it that is brought out by the blue in the skirt.
As the Main Focus
With plaid as the main show, keep things subtle and subdued, as I did in this look. The bold plaid skirt stands on it's own and practically beams. The white helps to make the red and black in the skirt pop! This skirt says two things to me: Christmas and Little House on the Prairie. I went down the latter route and paired it with a feminine blouse and a wide brim hat, with short ankle boots.
As an Afterthought
Socks--Steve Madden | Boots--Vinted
You know those ultra fashionably disheveled people you see that litter the street style blogs? I like to think that they use prints, such as plaid, as an afterthought. They didn't create the outfit to have plaid on it, but damn it, they pulled it off well. I created an outfit that I wouldn't wear plaid in and threw plaid into it, creating a winter time grunge outfit unexpectedly. Which I dig, a lot.
These are just three of the many, many ways that I wear plaid. Plaid is such a cool textile and print and it is perfect for the Autumn and Winter seasons.
How do you style plaid?