Holiday Look Book Part 2 – Plaid!

I am always late to the party (whether I want to be or not), and this post is no exception!

This season I am RUNNING towards all things plaid.  Plaid on my tree, on my table, and on my body.    You can always guarantee a slew of red plaids makes its way to the forefront this time of year. There are plenty of events before Christmas, but all the ones that we look forward to over here happen between Christmas and New Years.

These looks are perfect for any holiday gathering.  Best part-you can wear them through winter; not just the holiday!

PS – You can shop all these looks below!

Look 1 – Accent Piece

If you’re looking to add a little dimension to your outfit, just add a scarf.  It seems simple enough, but they always make a big impact.  Swap out a tonal scarf for winter if the red plaid screams Christmas too much.

Look 2 – Weekend Cozy

Anyone else over the moon that cozy winter boots have been everywhere?  It used to be that a cozy winter boot was considered clunky and a hassle.  Keep this look feminine by adding a braid.

Look 3 – Dressed Up Casual

Perfect if you’re headed to a happy hour or a casual evening function.  Add a velvet layer and a statement necklace to soften the casual vibe.

Look 4 – Mixed Up Patterns

Not for the faint of heart.  Kick up the drama by adding a sequin cami and mixing in an animal print.  I chose to pair mine with a faux leather skirt, but any grounding bottom piece will work.  Quick tip- wear what you love.  I love this skirt.  It photographs terribly, but I FEEL like a million bucks in it!

Look 5 – Elegant Statement

Heading to a dressier party?  Pair your favorite flannel with a pleated skirt and some glitter heels.  Pleated skirts are timeless and add sophistication to anything they are paired with.  If I wanted to add even more to this look, I would add a velvet or even sequined jacket.

Look 6 – Preppy Chic

Let’s flip it around.  I always shy away from patterns on the bottom, but have also been wanting to rock plaid pants since the Delias catalog first made its way to my door step in 1996.  23 years later, here we are.  I chose to keep the pants the focal with a grounding top here.  I would also pair a plaid pant with a graphic tee, statement necklace, and a jacket.

Look 7 – Dressy Hipster

Just kidding about the hipster, sort of.  This outfit formula will work with ANY plaid and it’s perfect for a nigh out with your girlfriends.  Shift skirt, plaid button up, boots.  Trust me-I have been wearing this formula for years and guys, it’s a head turner.

Happy holidays friends!  Can’t wait to rock these looks with you!

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