Hello, and Happy Wednesday! Just think, in a week we will be baking pies and defrosting turkeys. It doesn’t feel like it’s almost Thanksgiving, although I’m not sure why. We’ve had an absolutely gorgeous fall that seems to be going on and on and on. It’s definitely time for Thanksgiving! I’m hoping to set my Christmas tree up this weekend, so maybe that will get me into the holiday spirit.
Thanks for all of the kind comments yesterday! It was fun to read everyone’s feedback. And I’m pleased to inform you that as of 6AM this morning, the reefer coat I styled yesterday was back in stock in camel in all regular sizes! FYI, it also comes in petite. I know some of you were bummed that it seemed to sell out quickly, and I hate it when that happens, but I love it when popular items get restocked, so YAY!
Today is day 2 of 25 Days of Winter Outfits, and I’m styling a winter plaid shirt outfit.
Sometimes I feel like my fall and winter outfits are one sweater after another, so I wanted to change it up a bit and try a plaid shirt. This isn’t a look I typically go for, but when I styled a plaid shirt for fall, I was surprised by how much I liked it. For that outfit, I layered a plaid button-down over a t-shirt so I could wear it open or tie it around my waist.
Since this is a winter fashion series, I wanted to style a plaid shirt for cooler weather so I kept it buttoned up and front-tucked it into black jeans. Of course, when it gets cold, I will wear a coat over this outfit, or it would also be cute with a black quilted vest on a mild winter day.
This is the Soft Metallic Plaid Shirt from Gap. It’s super soft and thin with a relaxed, easy fit. I like the deep, bold colors for this time of year, and the shades of pink and the metallic thread help keep it feminine. This shirt just got marked down from $54 to $43, and you can take 25% off with code MOREJOY, bringing it down to $32!
Also, I don’t know if you’re aware, but Gap now offers free return shipping (and that includes their sister brands, Athleta, Banana Republic, and Old Navy.) So that’s a nice added bonus!
I futzed with it a bit and ended up going with a front-tuck. I still think this looks weird from behind, but I tried tucking it in all the way around, and it looked even goofier. The model on the Gap website has it untucked, but she’s probably at least 5’10” and it isn’t too long on her. When I leave mine untucked, it’s too long and looks sloppy, plus it throws off my overall body proportion, so front tuck it is!
For accessories, I wore a mixed metal pendant in the neckline, and I went with silver hoop earrings. The shirt pretty much stands alone and I didn’t want my accessories to compete with it.
These are my Frame Le Color Skinny Jeans that came from Trunk Club a few months back. I love them, but they’re almost too big on me now. They fall down as I move around, so I either need to wear a belt or get a smaller pair. Considering that price tag, I think I’ll be wearing a belt! But if they’re on your radar for purchase, I advise sizing down.
A similar pair for less is the Wit & Wisdom Ab Solution Stretch Skinny Jeans for $68. This is the same pair I have in blue denim, and they are great jeans for that price point. They fit nicely and don’t bag out as you wear them.
My Maui Jim sunnies came in handy yet again. You can probably tell, it was quite sunny the day we took these pictures. I love the color of these glasses. It plays so well off the pinks and burgundies in my wardrobe.
Finally, I kept it simple with black pointy toe ballet flats and my black moto hobo. I toyed with wearing my pink suede flats, but it seemed a little too fussy. Maybe I should have gone with pewter to help tie in the metallic detail in the top. Next time I’ll try that. When it gets colder, I’ll wear this outfit with my black wedge booties or tall black boots.
So what do you think? Are you a yay or a nay for plaid?
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the winter outfit she’s styling today!
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