Wednesday, October 18, 2017

How to Style: Plaid Prints

While we are still on the current "Plaid" trend, this post here is to give some styling inspiration on how to incorporate this trend to work wear and also to cute casual wear which I choose to call "play" in this post. It is not just okay to wear a trend because everyone is wearing it. You have to stand out in whatever you wear, not look like everyone else as if you attend a uniform boarding school. To get started, consider the following points.

  • First of all, get your (plaid) items in affordable but good quality styles: It's a "trend" and "trends" come and go. You do not want to splurge on a trend that you would be embarrassed to wear when it is no longer in season. There are so many stores like Asos, H&M, Zara, JCrew, Miss Selfridge, Loft, Ann Taylor...that would roll out the current runway trends for more affordable price without losing the quality of their brand.

  • Secondly, separate your items or clothing piece for work and play: If you take a look at the plaid (and sometimes gingham) clothing pieces out there in the stores, you would realize that not all of them are work appropriate and vice versa. That cute off the shoulder top or ruffled top and skirt might be more appropriate for a casual outing than to work. So, make sure you are able to separate your plaid pieces like that. And if you purchase a piece that you think you can style for work and play, surely, the accessories would be different for both occasion. So, separate the shoes and accessories you intend to use for the separate styling.

When you are done with the two tips above, you definitely would be ready to own your style. And if you are still in doubt on how to separate your plaid for work and play, just use this simple tip; "Keep the light and happy colors for play and reserve the darker or more conservative colors for work." This tips depend on your work environment though. If you work in a casual setting or in retail, of course, you want to show off your personality and creativity through your fashion. Whatever you do, be modest, be moderate and be you! Happy styling 🙌

 *Collage Sets adapted from: Styleboardcreator *

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