By Huma Rashid
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been experimenting with adding certain things to the work wardrobe that we might not add otherwise – things like sequins and shorts. This week, I’m continuing this trend by showing you a great way to introduce more plaid into your work wardrobe.
Plaid was really big last fall and is still around, solidly in place, and chances are, you’ve probably already worn plaid to work. But you probably felt a little guilty doing it, like you were suddenly opting for far too casual a look…or because you looked like a lumberjack.
There are plenty of ways to wear plaid to work guilt-free, and here’s an example:
I picked this gauzy plaid top just because it caught my eye and I really liked it, but rest assured that a normal plaid shirt with a collar and little pockets and everything is just fine, too. I paired it with these black skinny jeans. Since this is a gauzy smocked top deal, you don’t need to tuck it in because that would look ridiculous. If this were a normal plaid shirt, all lumber-jack-style, I’d definitely tuck it in.
I added this turquoise cardigan for some color, plus I like the length. It’ll look longer with the tucked in shirt, and will make you look leaner. Plus, it’s a nice feminine touch.
For the shoes, I went with rich, warm brown booties that you’d obviously tuck the skinny jeans into. I own boots a lot like these but in black, and they’re absolutely adorable. And the best part? I can dress them up for an evening out or dress them down so I can wear them with jeans and not look fancy.
I was, sadly, unable to find a bag to include in this ensemble, but I’d go with a black leather satchel with silver hardware. It would look absolutely adorable. (Because, remember, you don’t always have to match your bag with your shoes. After all, this isn’t your mother’s working wardrobe!)