As I am writing this, my precious little boy is sleeping beside me with his chubby little toes on my stomach. Where does the time go? He's getting so big, makes me sad.
Anyways, let's chat about this casual fall look that I'm wearing. Plaid is a huge trend again this season and it has been for a few years. I am a big lover of a plaid button down, it's easy, casual, comfortable and looks cute, plus if your two year old touches you with their dirty little paws, you can't see the stains (haha).
Sometimes it can be difficult to find a plaid shirt that fits well and looks great too. Here are some of my tips on where and what kind of plaid shirt to look for.
1. Don't spend a lot of money.
You can find some super cute options for a great price point. I don't know about you, but I refuse to pay over $50.00 for a button down. I would rather spend money on a good bag or shoes. Some stores that offer some great shirts on a budget would be, Old Navy, Bluenotes, Garage, H & M and The Gap.
2. Pick a colour or colour combination that suits you (and one that you'll wear).
I will wear pretty much any colour, as I am not shy and for the most part I like how all colours look on me. I find some people get nervous wearing certain colours. Start out in your comfort zone and then get adventurous with different colours and colour combos. If you have the confidence, you can wear anything.
There are many different styles/fit to most plaid shirts. A lot of stores sell the 'classic' style or 'boyfriend' fit. I would say both are the same in the upper body, the only difference would be the length. The Boyfriend fit tends to be longer, which I love because I often times pair mine with a pair of tights. Make sure you pick the right size, plaid shirts aren't supposed to fit snug. They should fit on the relaxed side.
4. Know What to Pair Them With
I love to style and put together looks, but I also know that a lot of people hate or have a difficult time with this. A plaid shirt can be paired with almost everything: skirts, jeans, shorts and leggings. I would suggest never pairing a plaid shirt with overalls or a patterned bottom. Pairing a plaid top with overalls will most definitely make you look like a farmer. I understand that people like and wear patterned leggings and pants, some subtle pattern can be pretty, but the loud and obnoxious prints I can’t stand and they are way too much with a plaid top.
I paired this green plaid button up with a pair of distressed denim and these cute little black booties. I really struggle to find jeans that fit me properly, let me tell you that struggle is so real. These jeans are from Dynamite and I love how they fit. Boyfriend jeans have been and continue to be on point this season and for good reason.
Thanks for reading and I hope you all had a great Monday!!
Plaid Top: Old Navy, Jeans: Dynamite