Saturday, October 31, 2015

Plaid.  Love it or hate it, it's trending in a major way.  Here are three ways to style a plaid skirt without looking like you're wearing a school uniform. Instead we're taking cues from the 90s grunge/punk scene. 

The secret here is in the shape.  Pencil skirts give length and coverage but still show off curves while a slight A-line (without pleats) borders on sexy without triggering the fetish-y vibe.  And whatever you do, NO KNEE SOCKS!

The Rocker About Town Look:  Knee length (or longer) pencil skirts like this require a bit of a heel to help elongate the leg but stilettos just don't fit with the vibe of this outfit.  Enter:  these lug-soled wedge combat style boots.  The fanny pack makes a big impact, is on-trend and frees up your hands!  Pair it with a fitted band tee and basic cardigan for a more layered look.  Details for the entire look can be found here.

The Cozy Combat Look: Pairing a shorter skirt with a T-shirt (as opposed to a button up oxford shirt) makes the look casual while the long line sweater modernizes the outfit.  A beanie and heeled combat boots gives an edge to the whole collection- which comes in under $100 at $96!

 The Modern Monochromatic Look: When looking for plaids, a monochromatic color scheme can be a good bet (as most traditional plaids contain several colors).  A simple geometric design, as shown in the skirt above, provides a clean, modern look.  An oversized sweatshirt in a similar palette compliments the skirt as do the platform shoes.  Details and links for the entire look can be found here.

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