Fall Trends to Try: Plaid Pumps Now & Later

Happy Friday, friends! Cyndi and I are teaming up again to style a fall trend for now and later, and this week we’re both styling plaid.

Plaid is a fall classic, yes, but it’s also being touted as one of the top trends this season. Think less school-uniform and more working-woman with tailored silhouettes and polished touches.

Fall Outfit Inspo: Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Loveappella Pleat Neck Tank Top with Rag & Bone Cate Raw-Edge Ankle Skinny Jeans and Louise et Cie Hanabeth Pumps

It is with some fear and trepidation that I hit Publish on this post, because I know I’m going to get some hate mail for it. 😂

Why, you may wonder? Well, just about everything I’m wearing is selling out.

But never fear! Both of these outfits can easily be recreated with similar pieces, so I’ve found some other options for everything that is low inventory.

Fall Outfit Inspo: Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Loveappella Pleat Neck Tank Top with Rag & Bone Cate Raw-Edge Ankle Skinny Jeans and Louise et Cie Hanabeth Pumps

I picked up these plaid pumps during the #NSale, and I love how they dress up a pair of jeans.

With this blend of autumnal colors, they seem to go with just about everything I put on these days. I’ve been surprised by how versatile a print can be.

Unfortunately the plaid is almost gone, but these shoes are very comfortable and have a gorgeous shape. If you’re in need of a classic pair of pumps, take a look at the other color options — there are some good ones!

Louise et Cie Hanabeth Pumps in Academic Plaid

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For this first look, I wore my plaid pumps with dark wash jeans and a sleeveless top in a gorgeous shade of brown they call cognac.

This top comes in a bunch of solids, as well as snake and leopard prints. As luck may have it, it’s almost sold out in the cognac, but it’s still available in most other options. For size reference, I’m wearing the small.

Fall Outfit Inspo: Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Loveappella Pleat Neck Tank Top with Rag & Bone Cate Raw-Edge Ankle Skinny Jeans and Louise et Cie Hanabeth Pumps in Academic Plaid

These jeans are my trusty Rag & Bone Cate skinnies, and I love the wash on them as well as the raw hem.

There are a few sizes left at Bloomies, or you can find a very similar pair on sale at Nordstrom. They run TTS, or size down if in between. I take a 28 in these.

Rag & Bone Cate Raw-Edge Ankle Skinny Jeans and Louise et Cie Hanabeth Pumps in Academic Plaid

I accessorized with double hoop earrings (similar) and a cuff bracelet, and I carried my taupe Everlane tote.

Fall Outfit Inspo: Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Loveappella Pleat Neck Tank Top with Rag & Bone Cate Raw-Edge Ankle Skinny Jeans and Louise et Cie Hanabeth Pumps in Academic Plaid

Outfit Details:

pleat neck tank (more options below) // raw hem jeans (option / option) // plaid pumps (more options below) // leather tote // similar earrings // bracelet

To carry plaid pumps into fall and winter, all you have to do is swap out the sleeveless top for a chunky sweater, like this Chelsea28 cowlneck number.

I actually shot this look back in July, but I never posted the entire outfit because everything sold out so fast.

Fall Outfit Inspo: Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Chelsea28 Cowl Neck Sweater with Frame Le Skinny Chew Hem Ankle Jeans and Louise et Cie Hanabeth Pumps in Academic Plaid

This sweater has been restocked, and it’s also available in charcoal grey. This is just an example of the type of sweater I’d wear with jeans and plaid pumps.

I linked a bunch of other options below, and of course you don’t have to wear off-white either. Any shade of rust, burgundy, taupe, camel, or beige looks great with these pumps.

Chelsea28 Cowl Neck Sweater

I love the chewed hem on these Frame skinnies. I know they’re not for everyone, but I think they add a fun texture to the look and toughen it up a bit.

Dark wash jeans seem to be my to-to with these shoes, but you could certainly wear them with pants for work, and I also styled them with a dress on Monday.

Louise et Cie Hanabeth Pumps in Academic Plaid

I think it’s fun to mix chunky knits with pumps for going out to dinner or for a get together with girlfriends, but you could totally do this look with flats — plaid loafers or mules would be super cute with this outfit too.

Fall Outfit Inspo: Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Chelsea28 Cowl Neck Sweater with Frame Le Skinny Chew Hem Ankle Jeans and Louise et Cie Hanabeth Pumps in Academic Plaid

Outfit Details:

cowl neck sweater // chewed hem jeans (option) // plaid pumps (more options below) // similar earrings

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see how she’s styling plaid for now and later.

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photos: Alison Cornell