Everywhere you go at the mall, you see plaid; plaid skirts that look like large belts, plaid shirts, plaid jackets, plaid handbags, plaid sneakers, plaid pants, plaid, plaid, plaid… It gets to be a bit much. You know what they say about too much of a good thing, which seems to be the case for the latest fall fashion.
Not everyone can wear plaid and look their fabulous best. It’s one thing to wear plaid on robes and pajama bottoms, yet a whole new thing to wear it as street fashion, office dressing for success or after five functions.
Body Types and Plaid
Not many women can carry off the large block plaids. If you are close to 6′ tall and quite thin, you may be able to carry it off well. Yet, even that may not bode well because when you are wearing fashion you want your persona to be noticed and the garment to enhance you-not the other way around. Remember the saying, “Are you wearing the dress or is the dress wearing you?”
Dressing in plaid from head to toe can be a bit much, for the same reasons; but, wearing a plaid skirt with a simple top works. Plaid tops with a simple bottom can work, too. Just be careful of the pattern, making sure it doesn’t overtake your face. Large bosomed ladies are wise to choose a light pattern or a small plaid in order to not look dumpy.
How to Use the Latest Fashion and Still be a Trendsetter
The chic and sophisticated woman who is knowledgeable of the latest fashion trends knows a few secrets:
1. Less is more.
2. A few good pieces go a long way.
3. Quality over quantity.
A pair or two of some fabulous plaid high heels fits these prerequisites. A shoe boding well is the black plaid shoe with a white cloth base, the plaid in black thin lines with a small amount of red stripes in the plaid. A black gloss heel adds refinement to the shoe.
Wardrobe Combination Ideas
Imagine pairing these shoes with a winter white outfit. Add a red or black high gloss belt, a small plaid bag if you like, and red toes to peek out of the plaid peep toe high heels. Another great classic is a black turtle neck, a black plaid skirt with a small lightly woven white plaid possibly with a touch of red. Then, pair them with the same shoes-you’ve got another hit. These looks will work for the office to the charity luncheons, meetings, and errands.
For a bold statement and something really fun, pair these same high heels with a bright yellow dress or skirt and blouse outfit. Add a black cardigan, a black belt, plaid belt or a red belt, thus creating a grand look and you will not see yourself coming and going. You can do the same with any of your favorite bright colors.
One of my favorite pairs of black plaid shoes is at Your-Shoe-Store.com. It is a classic and an added bonus is when you put this saucy high heel on-the beautiful women’s shoe makes your calves look extraordinary.
Here’s to wearing plaid in a smart, chic way this fall and winter.