Sunday, November 22, 2015

mad for plaid

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        Outfit Details // Plaid Shirt c/o The Impeccable Pig ( similar here ) | Jeans, c/o The Impeccable 
   Pig | Boots, Forever21 (old, similar here ) |  Backpack, old ( similar in black and brown ) | Pom pom
   keychain, Trendz | Ring, Porter Lyons //

Happy Thanksgiving week, y'all!! The fact that it's already this time of year already is crazy! (in a good way, of course) It's funny how the most stressful and hectic times of the year are the most enjoyable.

I've teamed up with The Impeccable Pig boutique here in New Orleans to style some fall outfits. The first look is pretty fool-proof, a great plaid button down and a pair of dark jeans. My fall wardrobe is always some vartiation of that. I'll layer with scarf or a leather jacket, tuck it into some flaired jeans, or even into a pencil skirt for work.

Finding a great plaid shirt can be tricky so I'm sharing a few tips I use when shopping for one - 

1. Print
This may seem a little obvious, but finding the right print can be very important. If the plaid doesn't line up on the seams of the shirt, it tends to look cheap. 

2. Material
When choosing any sort of plaid shirt, nine times out of ten they end up being flannel. While they're ideal for colder temps, make sure your garment is breathable. (anything 50% cotton and up is your friend) Also inspect the weight of the shirt and stay away from anything super thin.

3. Cut.  
Another important thing to consider is the cut of your shirt. You may find one that fits all your requirements, but the buttons only just button. Or the sleeves are too tight. While trying it on make sure to test out the shirt's wardrobe options. 

How does it look tucked into jeans? Can you cuff the sleeves? Is it too restricting/revealing when it's unbuttoned? Can you move freely when wearing a blazer?

Hopefully those tips will be helpful



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