Friday, October 28, 2016

Statement Plaid

I've talked at length before about my love/hate relationship with plaid - as a little girl, I was forced to wear it constantly, which resulted in me swearing it off as an adult.  But, in the past few years, I've come full circle and have a newfound appreciation for this classic print.  Fall is the perfect time of year to embrace checkered patterns and today I'm sharing two looks with you that are highlighting plaid statement pieces that will give a modern update to your wardrobe staples.

When I came across this plaid coat online, I instantly fell in love with it - I could tell by looking at the stock photo that it would be slightly oversized.  Since it wasn't available in an XS, I purchased the Petite Small (even though I'm 5'8") to ensure it wouldn't be too large.  I've done this with outerwear in the past and it usually works quite well. Thankfully, when it arrived, the fit was perfect - I love the swingy shape and the faux leather detail on the pockets. Because the buffalo check pattern makes quite a statement on its own, I kept the rest of my look simple with one pop of color.  I can't say enough good things about this sweater (I got it in 2 colors).  It is so soft & flattering and it's a more subtle way to embrace the ruffle trend without going over-the-top.

What I'm wearing:
c/o KC Collections Plaid Coat (wearing Petite Small), 
c/o Stylus Ruffled Sweater (wearing Small; also in gray, navy & stripes), 

One of my favorite coats from last year was this same brand from JCPenney (seen here), so I knew I would love this black anorak just as much.  This is a heavier-weight coat that will keep you toasty warm - there's a hidden adjustable drawstring at the waist on the inside so you can cinch it in for a flattering silhouette + the oversized fur-trim hood gives it a luxe feel.  I paired it with this cozy cable-knit sweater, that has a modern cutout detail, and this plaid skirt, which is such a fun piece for the season - it also comes in black/white and would be so cute with knee-high or over-the-knee boots (I'll add black tights underneath when the temperatures drop).

What I'm wearing:
c/o a.n.a Fur-Trim Anorak (wearing Small; also in tall), 
c/o Stylus Plaid Skirt (wearing size 4), 
c/o Liz Claiborne Casey Satchel

I have had the best luck finding amazing pieces at JCPenney this season (see my previous post here) - I took my daughter on a shopping spree last weekend and we got her stocked up for fall (she begged me for this satin bomber & hasn't taken it off since).  Right now they are having their biggest sale of the season - you can get $10 off $25 with code HURRY39 in stores & online; 25% off any amount or 30% off $100 or more with code BIGSALE (ends 10/29).  Check out more of my favorites in the scrolling bar below - everything is under $100, including outerwear!


Thank you to JCPenney & ShopStyle for kindly sponsoring this post.
All opinions are 100% honest & all items were hand-selected by me.


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