Thursday, October 17, 2013

“Once you can accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy.”

^ That fantastic line was quoted from the fabulous Albert Einstein who may or may not have been a closeted fashionista himself. Plaid is a huge design in all items of clothing this season and only the daring will use it as a statement paired with other patterns (i.e. stripes).  I highly encourage pushing the lines (and stripes) because plaid is such a basic pattern when left on it's own; I picture school girls or Scottish bagpipe players. I have nothing against school girls or bagpipe players but my point is the plaid on solid colors has already been done. It's your turn to STAND OUT. Of course plaid flannels or shirts can also be nice for casual days where you're not trying too hard, so I've assembled a few varieties of this CPO flannel from Buffalo Exchange I got for my Thursday thrift find this week to fit your plaid needs.

scarf: target
leggings: pink @ victoria's secret
leg warmers: wet seal
boots: sm @ sear's

Comfortable yet still lookin fresh. Anytime you add leg warmers/scarves to any kind of outfit, 90% of the time you're gonna look more put-together regardless of whether you're wearing leather pants or leggings. 

Now for some more daring plaid getups:

tank: it closet @ marshall's
pants: target
boots: sm @ sear's

The infamous plaid with stripes. Judge for yourself if you like it or think it's an eyesore. I personally think it's pretty rock & roll.

Last but not least a grungy/girly approach. Plaid doesn't always mean farmer, ladies. Over the knee leg warmers also do a great job at making legs look longer with skirts.

skirt: one clothing @ t.j. maxx
watch: kohl's
bracelet: target
flats: candie's @ kohl's
leg warmers: target

 Give plaid a chance to be all it has potential to be. You wouldn't like it if the job of your dreams turned you down because of a first glance impression, would you? (;

- nali xo

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