Lookbook: Red & Black Plaid

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.

What I’m Wearing:
Shirt: ?? (I can’t remember)
Jeans: Levi’s
Belt: Express
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.

See that look on Anna Wintour’s face? I think she is saying “plaid is here to stay!” LOL!
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  • Clumpy Dumpy
    September 18, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Sunglasses indoors! For shame, Anna!

  • Savvy Gal
    September 18, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    you look super cute. i am not a big plaid person but i am looking for a plaid with ruffle top. : )

  • Jaime
    September 18, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I really like the Free People dress..and the price is right, under $100 🙂

    Happy weekend!

  • God Made Me fuNky
    September 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    love the shirt you are wearing, the ruffles add just a dollop of feminine touch. love it.

  • WendyB
    September 18, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    The ruffles really make that top.

  • Blicious
    September 18, 2009 at 7:35 pm


  • Runaway Gallery
    September 18, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I actually really like the runway shot of Anna and the models. The purple dress…sort of growing on me…

  • Arisha
    September 18, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    You stole my look Tiffany, I guess great minds think alike and you're wearing it the same way I would. You look lovely!

  • Caitlin
    September 18, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I LOVE that plaid hoodie!

  • Hanako66
    September 18, 2009 at 8:51 pm


    I love plaid too and I love your outfit!

    Have a lovely weekend Tiff!

  • Tiffani
    September 18, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    You're so cute! I love your style. That snuggie is ridic.

  • Ann
    September 18, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    haha, that's totally what Anna is thinking 😉 Speaking of Anna, I am totally shocked that you weren't one of the many bloggers invited to Fashion Week! I've noticed that there are bloggers there that have only been around for a few months – WACK! You totally deserved to go 🙁

  • drollgirl
    September 18, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    i love it!!! your outfit is actually my favorite out of all of these plaid numbers. 🙂

  • Typhoid Ashley
    September 19, 2009 at 12:55 am

    That hoodie is to die for! I love that they managed to make it adorable and not "lumberjack."

  • LifestyleBohemia
    September 19, 2009 at 2:08 am

    Adorable outfit. I agree – I am not letting plaid go anytime soon. I recently purchased the hoodie on shopbop – amazing!
    Happy weekend!

  • Christen
    September 19, 2009 at 2:20 am

    I love plaid too! I actually just bought an oversized black and red plaid shirt dress today! Love this look!

  • Fashionista
    September 19, 2009 at 3:09 am

    you look amazing on that plaid top…i don't own anything plaid but will reconsider after your photo..haha!!!

  • Grace Like Kelly
    September 19, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Okay this is my new favorite outfit of yours!!! The red looks amazing on you, you totally girled it up. It makes me wanna try plaid again, I felt so lumberjack last time…but it looks soooo adore on you!

  • Ela
    September 19, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Oh I've passed on so many red plaid pieces just cause I thought it'd be too much on me, I just adore it on you!

  • Malu
    September 19, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I love this look!
    Cool blog:D


  • thesydneygirl
    September 20, 2009 at 12:54 am

    fabulous blog!! love your outfit 🙂 saw u on chicisimo x

  • freeteyme
    September 20, 2009 at 5:58 am

    you look so cute! love the black and white plaid shirt!

  • Keith
    September 20, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Hey there. Great post. I hope you've been having a wonderful weekend. Take care. Cheers!

  • Lily G.
    September 20, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Cute outfit. I'm loving plaid right now!

  • Fell4fashion
    September 20, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    I can't give up my plaid either!!! U look fab 🙂

  • lisa + cathy
    September 21, 2009 at 1:39 am

    i wont give up on black jeans
    but i never liked plaid, haha
    i think because everyone i knew was wearing it
    i dont know i find it eww, sorry LOL
    but i wouldnt mind the plain jacket
    and i agree that belts make a great statement

  • meraldia
    September 21, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Mmm, Anna's look is so frightening!

  • Kristin
    September 22, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Buffalo checks have never looked better. : )