Hello all! Diving into an outfit that I put together a few days ago (no, I didn’t go anywhere and yes, I took pictures in my driveway) that I’m really loving right now.
Plaid is one of those timeless trends that can be done in so many ways. It’s a print that can be understated and bold at the same time, depending how you style it – if you’re afraid of rocking something bolder like cheetah, plaid is a great way to ease into print. No matter how it’s worn, I always think plaid makes the wearer look so put-together. If I was going into the office right now, I’d definitely wear this look – to me, it’s the perfect mix of timeless and trendy, and very business casual!
I started off with this statement-making plaid top from Zara. If there’s one thing I love about Zara, it’s that they know how to do an interesting top. I would love this top even if it was a simple cut, but the balloon sleeves and cinching up the front really adds intrigue for me. It makes the dark-toned plaid feel more girly and almost bohemian, channeling silhouettes of peasant tops and dresses. I paired this top with my FAVORITE trend of the moment: mid-thigh shorts! These are from Levi’s, but basically every brand is doing this cut right now. Personally, I have never liked super short denim shorts so I love this length. It also feels a bit vintage (anyone else reminded of the Bermuda shorts of our youth?). I think shorts of this length look classier than your average denim, and can be easily incorporated into a workwear look. I threw on these tortoise mules from Topshop and a black bucket bag from Target to complete this look. I thought both pieces accentuated the girl-on-the-go vibe of the overall outfit, and kept the focus on the top.
What do you guys think of this look? Are you a fan of plaid? LMK in the comments!