It’s official, November has hit and I’ve finally turned on the heat and given into hibernation mode!
Now parka season hasn’t hit quite yet & layers are still acceptable, especially with the cold mornings warming up in the afternoons. The perfect autumn layering essential, Plaid! A few easy ways to amp it up before winter hits us!
1. ‘Dress’ it up
I absolutely love my long-sleeve plaid shirt dress from Vero Moda. Paired with some leggings & a scarf it’s perfect for casual chilly days! Don’t be afraid to mix patterns, just because it’s plaid doesn’t mean you can’t dress it up!
2. Belt it
Add leather belt, be it simple or elaborate & you can take your outfit to the next level! Great way to amp up an outfit and add that stylish touch without going overboard.
3. Layer it
Layers, layers, layers! T-shirt, Plaid Shirt, & a utility jacket.
This is what I get for buying a vest at the beginning of the season for $40, lucky for you guys though, it’s now on sale at Old Navy! A light weight vest is the perfect piece to take away the chill without being too much.
4. Make it Outerwear
Plaid isn’t just for collared shirts, you can find some great outerwear pieces that incorporate the pattern as well! From shrugs to jackets, and my particular favourite this season, ponchos! Who doesn’t love feeling like they’re wrapped in a blanket 24/7?!
5. Wear it to the Office
Plaid doesn’t just belong on the farm, it can find it’s way into the office too! Pump it up with some colour, heels + a blazer and you’ve got the perfect business/casual ensemble fit for an office bound country girl.
When I wear plaid I feel like I’m really staying true to myself. I love finding ways to incorporate it into looks that can translate into nearly any event or function, be it going to the grocery store or heading into the office. Each looks shows a variation of my rural roots, mixed with a little bit of flare!