Monday, December 3rd, 2018

‘Tis the Season for Plaid

‘Tis the Season for Plaid

'Tis the Season for Plaid: Featuring a gray plaid two piece pant set with red cage heels and a red patent leather shoulder bag

Nothing is new under the sun, and it’s especially true about plaid. Although it’s been highlighted as one of this fall/winter’s major trends, it’s a little disingenuous. Plaid trends so often in the colder months that it’s basically a staple print at this point. It’s not usually my favorite print, but when I came across this 80s inspired two-piece, I was totally sold. Somehow my least favorite fashion decade and my not-so-favorite print had come together to create something I actually liked.

While this season’s plaid has definitely trended towards the colorful, I liked the use of gray in this set. Originally when I saw it, I liked the pants as a piece for to work, since I had been on the hunt for a pair of plaid trousers that fit just right. The matching top was a nice bonus and added a little sex appeal to what could easily be a dowdy trouser on its own.

'Tis the Season for Plaid: Featuring a gray plaid two piece pant set with red cage heels and a red patent leather shoulder bag

'Tis the Season for Plaid: Featuring a gray plaid two piece pant set with red cage heels and a red patent leather shoulder bag

'Tis the Season for Plaid: Featuring a gray plaid two piece pant set with red cage heels and a red patent leather shoulder bag

bang for my buck

The first thing I ask myself before buying a matching set is, “Would I wear each of these items individually?” I feel like that’s the only time you really get your money’s worth. I immediately loved the pants with a black turtleneck and ankle boots, and the top would look great with a high-waisted pencil skirt. Since both pieces are a neutral color, you can pair them with highly saturated colors for a little more excitement. I added the red shoes, bag, and lipstick for that extra pop!

'Tis the Season for Plaid: Featuring a gray plaid two piece pant set with red cage heels and a red patent leather shoulder bag

'Tis the Season for Plaid: Featuring a gray plaid two piece pant set with red cage heels and a red patent leather shoulder bag

'Tis the Season for Plaid: Featuring a gray plaid two piece pant set with red cage heels and a red patent leather shoulder bag

Finally, I found this adorable set thrifting. My Black Friday shopping this year was primarily done at thrift stores! It only took me a few years, but I finally found some thrift stores in DC that have great finds and aren’t consignment stores. I was actually out looking for a dress for my work holiday party and was hoping to find something pre-loved. I didn’t find a dress, but I did walk away with a two skirts, a pair of pants, a mock neck crop top, this cute two-piece, and an excuse to go shopping again. It’s a win-win! If you missed my sparkly holiday party look this year, be sure to follow me on instagram for more looks and tips.

'Tis the Season for Plaid: Featuring a gray plaid two piece pant set with red cage heels and a red patent leather shoulder bag

'Tis the Season for Plaid: Featuring a gray plaid two piece pant set with red cage heels and a red patent leather shoulder bag

Two piece set from Buffalo Exchange, but you can browse more ways to wear plaid here
Bag from Steve Madden
Pumps from GoJane

Rad in my Plaid

I can’t wait to wear this set (both together and individually) all winter! How do you feel about plaid print clothing? Are you loving the colorful kind dominating the runway this 2018 A/W season, or do you prefer it more understated? As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments below and be sure to follow me on instagram for the latest #styleinspo!

Lots of love,
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2 responses to “‘Tis the Season for Plaid”

  1. NORMA says:

    You legit look like a modellllllll omg!!!!!

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