A Forever Favorite: The Power Of Plaid & Ways To Pair It


IMG_74087404-3 (1 of 1)IMG_7376IMG_7401IMG_7375The Look:

Top:  Forever 21 Longline Plaid Coat (Now On Sale)Forever 21 Cable Knit Sweater

Bottom:  The Limited Drew Fit Classic Flare Pant (Sold Out);  Similar here

Shoes:  Zara Navy D’Orsay Suede Pump (Old); Similar here; Also, love these here

Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff Mini Quilted Affair

As my daily calendar starts to fill with end of year appointments, holiday events, and social gatherings, wardrobe planning has become even more essential to helping me manage these obligations with ease.  When things  get a little busy for me, I always try to rely on a few wardrobe basics, keeping a neutral pallet, and adding a pop of print to make an outfit work quickly.  For me, plaid is that perfect print that can add style to any look.

For a day that involved a variety of activities, I paired a favorite from Forever 21, this Longline Plaid Coat, with my already planned neutral outfit that included this Forever 21 Cable Knit Sweater, and my Limited Drew Fit Classic Flare pants.  I added my navy suede D’Orsay pumps from Zara, and my Rebecca Minkoff Mini Quilted Affair bag.  The plaid coat was perfect to compliment this outfit, because it added both a pop of print and color, and it allowed me to keep the classic feel throughout the entire look.  Because plaid has been really popular this year, and since it’s often considered a power print to have in your wardrobe, I thought in today’s “Style Guide”, I would share a few ways to pair plaid.

Style Guide:  Ways To Pair Plaid

Pair Plaid With A Lighter Fabric – To add a little femininity to a plaid print, pair a plaid shirt with a silk skirt for an ultra-femme look.

Pair Plaid With A Dress Or Pants – For a classic look, pair a plaid blazer or coat over a airy dress or a nice pair of pants.  This perfect pairing will give your outfit a traditional yet fashion forward feel.

Layer Your Plaid – Wear a plaid shirt under a cable knit sweater with your favorite jeans for a classic casual outfit.

Pair Your Plaid With Leather – Pair a plaid dress with a leather jacket and black tights for a super stylish look. More


I hope these “Style Guide” tips have given you a few ideas for wearing your powerful plaid.

You can shop the items in this post by clicking the links above in “The Look”, or you can visit the Shop Fashion Page here.  Also, you can shop Lulu With Grace partner sales and promotions here.  New partner sales and promotions have recently been added.

As always, thanks for reading!

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  1. Patty
    December 7, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    Oh my, I love this outfit! This coat is divine, and the price is amazing! It is a must have for me. Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Lisa
    December 7, 2015 / 10:26 pm

    This plaid coat is perfection! You look gorgeous as always, and I love how you put the plaid with the off white! Nice pairing!!!

  3. Shelley
    December 8, 2015 / 1:09 am

    A clean and classic look, and a perfect plaid ensemble! Thanks for the plaid styling suggestions! You gave me a couple of ideas.

  4. Shannon
    December 8, 2015 / 11:35 am

    Looking so lovely as always! The plaid coat is super stylish and chic. Love your style!!!!

  5. Tracy
    December 8, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    Love, love, this lovely combo of plaid and off white!!! Two of my favorites combined for one great outfit! Great photos, great post, and great tips!

  6. Tatumriley
    December 10, 2015 / 10:44 am

    I absolutely love that coat <3 it's also so fun how you matched the patterned texture on your sweater to your lovely bag!

    Kisses and good karma,
    Tatum | AbstractAphrodite

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