MAPLE LEOPARD: How To Style A Plaid Shirt

Friday, January 15, 2016

How To Style A Plaid Shirt

Favorite Northwest Trend

Plaid is the go to fall and winter staple, why did it take me so long to wear it?!? It's showing up in street style everywhere. Alright confession time...it's my first time to own a plaid shirt! It has never been a print that I was drawn to. I did finally cave and buy one. Now my status as a Seattlelite has been solidified!

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I have to make myself think "dressdown" mode! The asthetic here in the NW is definitely more casual and sporty.  I grew up in Vancouver BC where the styles are more classic and dressy. My goal this year is to add  more casual "laid back" style to my wardrobe.  I love to dress up, but sometimes comfy is the way to go.

Pairing a plaid shirt with jeans works best, or with a pair of chic leggings.  Add some layers and your favorite booties, and you are set to go!  A puffer vest also looks  fabulous with checkerboard print.

 Another first for me...wearing a beanie..Ha. I used to say I would not be caught dead in one!  That's what I love about reading other blogs, it inspires me to try styles I normally wouldn't!  How about you, have you ventured out into new territory with your style? 

Have a very fashionable weekend!

xo Valerie




|SHOP THE LOOK:| Long Sleeve Plaid Tunic| Blue Suede Booties| Distressed Jeggings (Similar)
|Red Beanie Hat|



43 comments:

  1. Plaid is my favorite! It's so cozy and comfy. Living in Minnesota we need clothing choices that are cute, but warm!

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    1. Hi Karin..yes plaid would be great there..Ive been there....sooo cold! Thanks for the visit!

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  2. I love plaid! I own so many plaid shirts it's getting out of hand haha. Love this look, thanks for sharing it with us! :)

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    1. Thank you Julia....I have to make it grow on me....still not a huge fan, but it is cozy for winter!

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  3. I love plaid, especially in the winter! Love your look!

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    1. Thanks Mary, I am glad you stopped by!

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  4. I love this whole look! I have a few plaid shirts, but I can never make them look this cute! I always end up looking like a lumberjack! ha!

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    1. Ha Ha Lauren too funny..yes exactly, that is why it took me sooo long to buy one! Most of them are too boyish, this one had the long tail in the back making it more feminine. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Plaid shirts are my fave! I probably wear them way too much, haha

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    1. Ha ha...opposite of me, I probably wont wear this much, has to grow on me..

      Thanks for stopping by

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  6. What an adorable shirt! I love plaid and I really like that lace peeking out! Loving the blue booties, I got some recently at Aldo and just love them!! Too funny about the beanie my friend, I'm featuring one on next Wednesday's outfit post and I'm with ya, I was never much of the beanie wearer! I have to say you look adorable!!!! Happy weekend!!

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    1. Hi Andrea...I am so glad you stopped by sweetie, thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by...I hope I have luck commenting on yours this time...

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  7. My hometown is Calgary so I'm so used to seeing plaid everywhere all year long, so I just love this trend! Reminds me of back home. :)

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    1. Hey Jia...very cool! My mom lives in Calgary, I go there once or twice a year. I am trying to get used to it,...I feel like a guy in plaid...ha ha. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Plaid shirts are my go to. I can't get enough.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lana....they are growing on me...ha...

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  9. Oh, I Love plaid shirts and wear them all the time. You styled yours perfectly with the layers, jeans, and booties! The beanie looks so cute with this look. I also have to focus on dressing down more, as I am far more accustomed to dressing up everyday. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday and have a wonderful weekend, Valerie!

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    1. Thank you J!! I hope your weekend is great as well...I have the same problem....I love to dress up....so casual dress down I really have to work at!
      xo

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  10. You look great in plaid and the beanie! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I have far too many plaid shirts...if there's such a thing as too many! You did a fabulous job with your first plaid shirt, and I love the booties!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie! I think one will do me...ha.this has to grow on me...feeling a little boyish!

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    1. Thank you Courtney, I have a hard time with wearing plaid, so I had to glam it up..ha..!

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    1. Thank you so much, it is so hard to find blue boots, I love them so comfy!

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  14. I've always struggled to wear plaid, but you make it look so effortless! Gorgeous outfit!

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    1. Thank you Chereen, I always have to, and this may be the only time I wear it...lol
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. I think the beanie just makes this outfit! I've never seen plaid look so stylish.

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    1. Thank you Stella! It was a struggle to wear that beanie...lol!

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  16. You made plaid look so chic - Stay pretty!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  17. I am very PNW because I love me a plaid shirt. ;-)

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  18. Such an amazing outfit! You look fabulous in your jeans and plaid.
    And I just LOVE those booties!
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Happy day
    Hugs
    Claudia
    www.claudias-welt.com

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    1. Awe thank you so much Claudia, so sweet of you! Have a great weekend!

      Valerie
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  19. so fun and i am so happy you commented on my blog so i was able to find you, Canadian, not young lover of fashion and a lover of cats, so very much in common.

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    1. Awe thank you..yes a new blogging friend..LOVE IT! I missed the Canadian part on yours...I will be visiting often!!

      xo
      Valerie!

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  20. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great look, but your glasses are the icing on the cake!

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    1. Thank you Nicole for the invite, love your blog and your outfits you share, thanks for stopping by!

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  21. We don´t need high heel all the time. Nice and comfortable... o)

    Anna
    www.glamadventure.com

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    1. Yes so true Aha...feels that way when you have a blog,...good to dress down too!

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