Monday, October 5, 2015

Plaid Potential

I grew up in a house where plaid was my mom's main decorating theme.  Checkered fabric hung from our curtain rods, a tartan tablecloth was draped over our dining room table and, believe it or not, we even had a plaid-upholstered couch.  Not only did she decorate with it, but most of the clothes she bought for me as a child were plaid.  Because of this pattern overload constantly surrounding me, when I was old enough to pick out my own clothes in high school, I completely rejected wearing this classic print and swore it off for years (my not-so-subtle way of rebelling).  

Fast forward a decade and plaid has been one of the most popular prints that seems to resurface in different ways nearly every fall & winter.  Now that I'm an adult & have developed my own personal sense of style, I've since come back around about this pattern and am fully embracing it this season.  Even if you're like me and have been avoiding wearing it or think it won't work for you, now is the time to give it a try again!  Target has released so many chic plaid styles that you can mix & match in fun and unexpected ways with pieces you already own...and the price points are wallet-friendly.  Today I'm showing you two different looks using pieces from the new collection at Target - I hope these will inspire you to have some fun playing with plaid this fall!


Neutrals are definitely my comfort zone and what I typically gravitate towards when I'm shopping for new pieces. So when the new Adam Lippes for Target Collection launched, this fringe sweater was at the top of my must-have list.  I love that this take on plaid is more subtle & modern, plus the fringed hem at the bottom is a fun on-trend detail.  It will be so great for wearing over chambray shirts & tissue tees this season (though if you are still experiencing warm weather, it would work over a seamless camisole too).  

What I'm wearing:
c/o Adam Lippes for Target Fringe Sweater (recommend sizing down; wearing an XS), c/o Mossimo T-Shirt
Similar JeansSimilar Boots, c/o Merona Crossbody Bag, Nails: Essie Bahama Mama


I've never been a fan of hard-and-fast fashion "rules"...and for good reason since so many have been disproven over the years (no white after labor day, for example).  Pattern play is a great way to have a little fun with your style - even though I'm combining three different types of checks here, it works because they are all varying scales of print & they have at least one color in common.  Still not convinced you can pull this off?  Stick with classic tailored pieces, which will produce a less over-the-top & more polished feel.

What I'm wearing:
c/o Merona Gingham Shirt (wearing a S), c/o Merona Plaid Scarf
c/o Merona Plaid Ankle Pants (wearing size 4), c/o Mossimo Holly Loafers

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