Hello, friends! I hope y’all are enjoying your long weekend. I’m back today with a fall plaid shirt outfit for Day 4 of 26 Days of Fall Fashion.
There’s actually a chill in the air here in Philly this morning, and when we were hanging out on a friend’s patio last night, I was wearing an outfit quite similar to this because it cooled off after the sun went down. I love it! Warm days, chilly nights… yes please!
Before we get to the plaid shirt, let’s discuss these jeans. I am so excited to be able to recommend a pair of jeans that are priced well under $100. I KNOW. Don’t faint on me here. I’ve spent so many years singing the praises of premium denim, and I stand by it, but I also know that you guys like it when I find more budget-friendly products to recommend, so I set out to find a pair of jeans that fit the bill.
These Wit & Wisdom ‘Ab Solution’ Stretch Skinny Jeans retail for $68, and they get excellent reviews on the Nordstrom website. I ordered them after I saw another fashion blogger wearing them, and I’m impressed with the fit, quality, and comfort of these jeans.
These have a comfortable 9 1/4″ front rise with a 30″ inseam and a 10″ leg opening. The Ab Solution power-mesh panels slim and hold, and the waistband has interior control and booty-lift construction. I’m all for the booty-lift and waist control!!! What woman in her 40s can’t use a little bit of that!?!
They remind me a lot of my beloved DL1961 Emma skinnies — the wash is similar to the pair I have, and the fit and feel is similar as well. They have a lot of stretch to them, which makes them super comfortable to move around in. For size reference, I’m wearing the 8.
I topped the jeans with my favorite white tee and a plaid button down.
This is a new look for me. I am not generally drawn to plaid or button-down shirts, for that matter. But I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and give it a try.
I have heard amazing things about the Rails brand, and I’ve seen them in the store because there’s often a rack of them near the premium denim. One of the reasons I tend to shy away from this style top is they are usually thick and kind of stiff, but this fabric is soft and thin like pajamas. It’s really amazing, and yes, priced to match, but they do go on sale from time to time.
The fun thing about a plaid button-down is you can wear it so many ways. Wear it buttoned up and tucked in or out, wear it over a tee and open in the front, or tie it around your waist. I’ve also seen them worn open over casual dresses, and that’s a cute look.
Because the shirt has a masculine cut to it, I intentionally chose a plaid in feminine colors.
To keep the outfit ultra casual, I wore my Chuck Taylor Shoreline sneakers. I get a lot of questions about these. People often tell me they want a pair of Chucks, but when they try them on, they feel like their feet look like boats. I know what you mean. I tried these on about 10 times before I finally bought a pair!
The Shoreline style definitely helps them look less like boats, but they still take some getting used to. Just remember, no one is looking down on them the way you are. I love that I can just slip these on and go without futzing with laces.
I don’t wear socks with mine, but if that bothers you, you can always wear a no show sock. In fact, I just ordered a pair. And before you ask, yes, you can wear these shoes all year round. White canvas shoes aren’t just for summer anymore.
This cognac crossbody is in keeping with the cool, casual vibe of this weekend outfit, and at $49, it won’t break the bank. I layered two necklaces and added a small stack of Alex and Ani bangles to complete the look.
I’d love to get your thoughts on this outfit! How did I do styling my first plaid button-down???
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the fall outfit she’s styling today!
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