Plaid for fall is as common as red for the holidays – but this season’s plaids have a bit of 70’s twist making them feel fresh and new. So if you are looking to elevate your look this season, consider adding something in plaid; perhaps in the form of a high waist pant (Love THESE), jumpsuit (Darling and priced right, HERE) or a tweed jacket (Like This) to jazz up your wardrobe.
Today’s Stylish Monday post includes tips on how to easily pull together an outfit using plaid, style tips on pattern mixing + beautiful outfit ideas from 10 international style bloggers. Let’s get you styling like a pro…welcome to Stylish Monday!
Plaid Style Tip #1:
As with any print, take a good look at the undertones of the pattern, then style your outfit around those colors. For example, a close up look at my Trina Turk blazer (below) shows colors of blue, black, orange, mustard, gold and burgundy red tones. A recent thrift find, I’ve already styled this blazer with black, denim and orange. I think it would look fabulous with burgundy.
Plaid Style Tip #2:
Did you know the lining of your jacket tells a story? A designer will often choses a lining that cordinates with the plaid of the piece. Allow the lining to inspire you to create interesting outfits that stem beyond the usual black, grey, navy, white base colors. I’m sure Trina Turk designed a blouse that is similer to the lining you see below, that coordinates beautifully with this particular jacket.
Plaid Style Tip #3:
Don’t be afraid to mix your patterns. Plaid works beautiful back to animal print, snakeskin print, polka dots, stripes and more. Look at the undertones of both patterned pieces and make sure they are “friendly” together. You’ll see some creative pattern mixing in today’s Stylish Monday Post as you scroll down. This outfit works as the white and black colors of my snakeskin mules are picked up in the blazer and blouse. The black bag and sunnies keep the look “grounded” and pulled together.
Stylish Monday | Global Inspiration + A Link Up Party
I’m not the only blogger who is mad for plaid this fall. Today, I’m joined by 9 of my favorite style bloggers to show you just how versatile and fresh plaid looks right now. I follow each of these ladies and you should too! I’ve added links by their names to their Instagram Accounts and Blogs, if you would like to pay them a visit. But wait there’s more! Once you check out all of today’s style, we’d love for you to show off your hard work, make new connections, and gain new followers by sharing your posts! Share whatever you like, be a part of the community and get your looks and links featured on 10 blogs around the globe!
Plaid Boyfriend Blazer
An 80’s throwback, this wardrobe wonder is being styled by women in new ways that look fresh and new. Consider replacing your everyday cardigan or denim jacket with a blazer, and let the compliments roll in.
A black sweater pairs up with just about anything, but isn’t the plaid so fun? I like to pair my crop pants with mules – it seems like such a natural pairing.
Head to toe plaid is a bit much for my taste, so I like to break up the print with a third piece in a solid color. A natural pairing with this dress would be black, but I tried pairing it with camel, and I like how the outfit turned out. Try playing around with unexpected pieces in your closet – you never know what new combinations you may come up with. Dress, Nordstrom | SIMILAR (HERE)
9 more stylish ways to wear plaid!
1. Nicole Molders of High Latitude Style (HERE)
2. Julie Augustyn of Fashion Trends and Friends (HERE)
3. Andrea Schwartz of Pearls and Pantsuits (HERE)
4. Nancy Baten of Nancy’s Fashion Style (HERE)
5. Emma Peach of Style Splash (HERE)
6. Michele Clark: Instagram @Seechele_styles (HERE)
7. Cindy Scurry of Middle Sisters Style (HERE)
8. Nina Bandoni of Sharing a Journey Blog | (HERE)
9. Robin Lamonte of Hello I’m 50ish (HERE)
Let’s Link Up!
We’d love for you to share your style with us! Link your look or blog post in today’s Stylish Monday Link-Up Party at the bottom of today’s post!
What’s a Link Up? Basically, it’s a fun place to share and see each other’s style, and this month your links will be shared on 10 different blogs around the globe!
To share your favorite posts simply click the blue Inlinkz button at the bottom of today’s post and share your looks. Adding your link will allow you to show off your hard work, make new connections, and gain new followers! Share whatever you like and be a part of the community!!
Here’s what to do . . .
Visit a few other bloggers, to make new friends and increase your own following!
Be sure to tell your friends about this linkup so they can join in the fun too. I love checking out all the Blogs and Instagram accounts that link up, you never know who you might meet or connect with!
By linking up you acknowledge that you have rights to the photograph you are using for the thumbnail and that the thumbnail may be used on our group Pinterest board, featured in an outfit or look of the week or month, or a slideshow on other social media.