Plaid!! Playing by the rules and breaking them

Sunday, September 27

So! The funnest post today. Talking about plaid. I love plaid. You love plaid. Everybody can wear plaid, and practically no one regrets it. (I can't speak for my kindergarten teacher.) In fact, just a few months ago, I saw a large family traipsing through an amusement park, ALL wearing matching plaid shirts. And I was picking up, what they were throwing down, you know what I'm saying? Why get the JONES FAMILY REUNION 2015 shirts, when you can wear matching plaid instead?? It was a beautiful moment of clarity and inspiration for everyone in the park that day.
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 --

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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--
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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.
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12 comments:

Rambling Roads said...

Now just spill where that sweater is from!!! (Second outfit please ;))

Anonymous said...

Hello! Are your black leggings also target? Any insight on your fav black leggings? I'm looking to stock up for fall. Thanks!!

Austin said...

Echoing Rambling Roads ––– I must know where that sweater is from! Although I fear it's going to be some price vintage find. :(

Hannah Gokie said...

The link to the scarf in your second outfit isn't correct but I LOVE that scarf -- do you have the right link??

Lydia said...

Yes that scarf looks like pure heaven warmth!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. Your sense of style is art work to me. I am in a creative arts class, and we were supposed to discuss art. As many of us know, art comes in a variety of ways. For some it can be music, others painting. For me, I particularly have always found fashion a form of art. It takes skill in order to come up with something unoriginal, and out of the box.

I love the way you place items together, and I am SO jealous of your wardrobe. I love how they are all so modest as well. You really have a great sense of style. I have always been an active reader of your blog, and it has made me try to branch out from the usual styles and try something edgy. Thank you so much for having this blog, you are a great lady.

Anonymous said...

Your photography is a great gift as well!! (:

Hope Wimmer said...

where are your scarves from? the ones linked are not the same as the ones you are wearing and I love those!!

Laura said...

BUT THAT SWEATER! seriously, can we just all take a minute and talk about the sweater??

Gina said...

The 2nd sweater!!! can you tell me where it is from???

Colleen Romriell said...

Why is it that when I finally feel that I am totally fine with my wardrobe and I will never buy anything ever again I come to your blog and suddenly I do not have enough and I need everything that is on your body! You are such a babe! So hashtag jelly!

Alexa said...

um that second sweater. where is it from?!

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