Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Plaid Hangover

By this time of the year, you are probably sick of seeing plaid everywhere you look. You might even have a "plaid hangover", so to speak! But maybe not. There is definitely something that is very enticing about plaid; to me, its appeal honestly lasts throughout the year and not just for a couple months. Last week I shared my musings on how some plaid is only appropriate for the holidays, but I've realized that you can never have enough plaid in your closet. Case in point: I bought this plaid shirt a few days before Christmas, after I already had more than my fill of plaid, and although I already own quite a few plaid shirts, some even with a similar color scheme, I really liked the ruffle details on this shirt. 

I tried to do something a little bit different with this traditional plaid print by playing up the bright colors in the plaid through a cobalt blue skirt and my new neon green bag. Picking out colors other than red and green that can be found in the plaid print is a good way to make an article of plaid clothing that seems very holiday specific last throughout the winter.

Even though I am sharing my thoughts on how to wear this plaid shirt after Christmas, I actually wore this outfit on Christmas Eve. My husband and I have a tradition where we eat Christmas Eve lunch at one of our favorite restaurants. As my husband pointed out, it's not really a tradition because we only started it last year, but I am convinced that if we do it again next year it can officially be considered a tradition, as three times should most definitely qualify something as a tradition. Perhaps I will wear this shirt again next year too and make that a tradition as well.

Shirt: Banana Republic same style, different plaid
Skirt: J. Crew here
Belt: Target here
Shoes: Kate Spade similar here
Bag: Coach  similar style here
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque" round sunglasses

Linking Up With: Oh, Hey Girl, Color and Grace


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    1. Thank you! The green purse is new and I think will soon become a favorite!

  2. This is another gorgeous outfit and I love the pop of bright colors with the plaid. In my book, plaid is a year round staple and you can never have enough! Happy Wednesday gorgeous friend! XO -Kim

    1. Thanks! I am glad you agree that one can never have too much plaid! I hope you're having a great start to your week Kim!

  3. I was just ironing my plaid blouse and thinking that I didn't want to put it away for the season. I am going to try wearing it with some other things to make it look less holiday. Thanks for the darling outfit inspiration! xoxo, Sandee

    1. Thank you Sandee! I'd love to see the way you style your plaid for the non-holiday season!

  4. I think this outfit should definitely become your Christmas Eve tradition outfit. Love the idea of taking a less accented colour in the shirt like the cobalt blue and pairing it with the skirt. Navy or red would've been too obvious - still stylish but yes, too seasonal.
    And this outfit shows how you can take a item/pattern that is usually associated with more casual wear and dress it up.
    Personally, I love plaid all year round - plaid is for life, not just for Christmas!


    1. I'm glad to see I've found another supporter of all year round plaid! And yes, this outfit might just become a tradition, but I'll probably find a way to style it just a little differently.


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