How to Style Plaid for the Holidays

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One of the most popular prints for the holidays is none other than plaid, and I can definitely see why! There’s just something about the checkered mix of red, navy, and green that makes it festive without being too over the top.

Though the pattern is most commonly associated with cozy looks, such as flannel button downs and plaid scarves,I actually see this fabric being a huge contender for more polished holiday looks, especially for daytime get-togethers and Friendsmas, and this all comes down to how you style this pattern!

Rather than opting for a traditional plaid top, I think plaid skirts often get overlooked because they’re usually associated with school uniforms from our younger days. Plaid skirts, though, can easily be transitioned in to your adult wardrobe, when picked in the correct length and silhouette. Traditional school uniform skirts aren’t as flared, but an exaggerated silhouette makes a plaid skirt fun and cute, perfect for a girly, holiday ensemble. Picking a skirt in a shorter length also really helps to elongate the legs too. Plus, the headmistress won’t be at the gates holding a ruler to your skirt!

To add more feminine details to this whole ensemble, I opted for a pretty jewel-toned ruby knit that has little ribbon details on the upper sleeves. The bow-tie embellishments are cute and add an interesting dimension, and at the same time, it’s perfect for the holidays because it almost reminds me of a nicely wrapped gift!

Paired with a pair of thicker, fleece tights to keep warm and my favorite pointed-heel burgundy booties, this look is perfect for a holiday get-together! And oh, who can forget this cute rose gold kitty purse? 😀

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On Me

Express Tie Sleeve Hi Lo Sweater in Ruby (Sold Out)

Hollister Plaid Skirt in Navy/Red (Sold Out)

Treasure & Bond Easton Chelsea Bootie in Burgundy Kidsuede

Ted Baker London Kittii Cat Leather Crossbody Bag in Rose Gold

H&M Opague Tights in Black

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What are some of your favorite ways to wear plaid during the holiday season? Let me know in the comments because I always love hearing from all of you!

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