Today I’m teaming up with Becky, Meghan, and Whitney again. The last time we collaborated was for my first official fashion post that included me playing “the model”. I felt like I was in WAY over my head, but y’all were so encouraging and sweet. I instantly knew that more fashion posts would be in my future. Just typing those words still feels kind of weird and I am still wrapping my head around the whole idea, but that’s okay. This blog has turned into several things that I never imagined it would.
This time around we chose to style plaid.
First of all, let me say I LOVE plaid. I love that it can be dressy or casual, It can be light or it can be really warm, It is the perfect pattern for fall or winter, and I am pretty much obsessed. #givemealltheplaidthings
I chose 4 of my favorite pieces to show you 4 very different ways to wear plaid.
Look #1: Casual with pattern mixing
I am fairly new to the idea of pattern mixing. I’ve been admiring others for months and I wanted to join the fun, but I didn’t have any patterns to mix. I started buying them slowly and now I am finally being able to start doing a little bit of mixing. It wasn’t until picking out clothes for this post that I thought to pair the striped shirt with the plaid scarf. Add in my quilted vest & Converse and it’s the perfect on the go outfit. I need to grab a long sleeve striped shirt soon!
Look #2: Dressy & Simple
I grabbed this dress at and ON Outlet a couple of years ago and this is honestly the first time I have put it on without leggings! I love being able to layer it, but this is a really cute look as well. When I got home and started photo editing I realized it was missing one thing, a mustard scarf. How cute would that look?!?! I would have been tempted to go back and retake these photos if only I owned one, HA!
Look #3: Graphic-tee layering
This, this is the look I could wear EVERY single day. Skinny jeans, graphic tee and a flannel to keep me warm. Flannel shirts are the PERFECT layering piece for fall and winter. Plus they are SO comfortable too. I’d love to add a few more to my collection. And that coffee shirt?! All the heart eye emojis. I might wear it every single day with no shame.
Look #4: Utility vest & riding boots
Y’all I was <> this close to sharing this outfit in our last collaboration, but I didn’t. At the time I was trying to decide if I was going to keep this shirt or not. I obviously decided I should keep it and I am so happy I did. I LOVE that it is long enough to wear with leggings and I LOVE that it fits me really well since it is a tall size. The sleeves are actually almost too long which is any 5’10.5″ girls dream. I was hoping to wear this to the pumpkin patch or corn maze since it just feels so perfectly fall, but fall didn’t come to Missouri until November so, that didn’t work out.
Here is my black legging tip: Buy workout compression leggings from ON. They keep everything contained 😉 and they are a bit thicker & slicker than typical cotton ones. They are far more comfy, dressy, and warm. You are welcome.
A few final thoughts
My clothing allowance is
pretty really slim so I usually find myself stretching out any birthday or Christmas money I am given to get me through. Add that to shopping with coupons, sales, and clearance racks (stacking all of the above when possible) and it works out well. In just over a year I have totally transformed my closet and I did it without breaking the bank (or the husband taking notice). I love being able to make things work and show others that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a fun wardrobe, you just need to make wise purchases.
What is your favorite way to wear plaid?
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