There's a spectrum, if you will, of ways to approach the plaid wearing. Understated and safe, with maybe a simple sweater or scarf. Or just balls-to-the-wall, plaid style. Perhaps a bold dress, multiple layers of plaid, plaid socks, etc, etc.
With the help of my forever favorite Target Style, I wanted to explore both of those ideas for a minute. Just to get us really in the spirit of things. Plaid season ahoy! First up ...
--Playing by the plaid rules with monochrome layering --
Wearing: grey plaid scarf, sleeveless plaid duster, A+ kellen pumps
If you want to experiment with layering plaids, but prefer to stay on the safer side, going with a monochrome theme for your whole outfit is probably the easiest way to create a more understated look. I mean, plaid in this scenario is practically a neutral!
Next up ...
--Breaking the plaid rules with pattern mixing--
That's right. Three prints in one outfit. Plaid, on plaid, on geo print. Geo print + plaid is basically the peanut butter and jelly of pattern mixing, and is the easiest way to amp up your game without totally looking like you're a walking kaleidoscope. Now listen. I know this look may seem like it had a little Christmas cheer for breakfast, but I here's my vision! You and your significant others at the pumpkin patch/corn maze with pumpkin spice something-or-other in hand? Can you see it? Bueller?
Well the jingle bells vibe works great too. It's a multi-tasking outfit.
October is right around the corner (!!!) and plaid is in the air. Remember the plaid. Honor the plaid. BE ONE WITH THE PLAID. Target Style has your back.