Friday, September 12, 2008

What To Wear With Plaid

This post is by guest blogger Bryn Taylor from SheFinds. Bryn writes regularly about fashion steals and deals on SheFinds, and was formerly a costume designer and stylist for magazines, runway, and film. (Please note that this post appeared on SheFinds first)

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Plaid is everywhere this fall from Gap windows to evening dresses. But worn the wrong way, and you can end up looking like you belong on a horse. So how can you do plaid right? The key is in the layers.


Leave the blue jeans at home and pair with black skinny jeans instead. This will dress up your plaid and make it more modern. Throw on a neutral cropped leather jacket (we are big fans of Mike & Chris) to add more layers and tone down the plaid. For your feet, choose sleek black leather booties (here's another outfit to wear them with) and grab a rich tan patent tote to add some warmth to the overall look. For accessories, an artsy cuff, teardrop earrings, and a soft cream scarf are the appropriate finishing touches to this chic, weekend look.

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Helmut Lang Skinny Stretch Jeans ($165, were $275)

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Mike & Chris Kelvin Jacket ($836)

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Oscar de la Renta Ankle Boots ($995)

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Kale Tate Tote ($645)

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Johnstons Cashmere Scarf ($122.50)

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Silver Bird Stretch Bracelet ($16, was $24)

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Mother-of-Pearl Teardrop Earrings ($22, were $55)

We welcome all of our readers to join the SheFinds Group and create your own sets, letting us know what you'd match up with your weekend plaid.

3 comments:

Kristel said...

I love it!
I'm always scared to mix black and brown but it looks great here.

Anonymous said...

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Ooh La La said...

amazing set!
but i think it needs a strong color.