I was really into plaid last year and I’m still not ready to let it go. I have so many plaid shirts and skirts that I still want to wear. I keep on forgetting about this shirt and I don’t know why as it’s one of my favorites with the plaid and the ruffles. You can see how I wore it last fall here.
Shirt: ?? (I can’t remember)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Black skinny jeans are still a staple in my closet. I won’t be giving up skinny jeans anytime soon!
I added the big belt to create some definition in my waist rather than tucking in my shirt. I get questions from readers about how to wear belts as you can see I really like belts. The tricky thing about wearing belts is proportion. The above shirt is long enough to wear a belt and create a proper top:bottom proportion. I could have also worn a skinny belt with this outfit and it would’ve looked fine. When belting over sweaters and cardigans, it’s a bit harder because you don’t want to look too bulky. Also some materials just don’t belt well so don’t try to force it. A lot of you suggested I belt this dress which I did try when I first put on the dress but the way the material is and where the ruffles lie, it didn’t look good at all. Belts don’t look good on everything but I have this problem of wanting to belt all of my outfits. My rule is to look at myself in the mirror right before I leave the house. If I think the belt looks weird in any way, I take it off. Sometimes it’s best to leave things unbelted!
Anyway, back to plaid. My obsession with plaid luckily does not have to go away as there are plenty of designers that are still on the plaid kick too. Here are some of my favorite picks from shopbop.com. (click on picture to take you to the direct link)
That last blanket one is too funny I had to include it. I wouldn’t actually wear it but considering that I’m always cold it might actually come in handy! I just showed it to J who called it a “couture snuggie” LOL! At $858 it definitely is the most expensive snuggie I’ve ever seen.