January 11, 2013

Today's Everyday Fashion: Blue Plaid

Inspiration: J.Crew

I bought this plaid shirt two years ago and it has been a favorite of mine ever since. I was excited to look back on all the ways I've worn it so far, but I also feel like this is barely scratching the surface of its potential. How would you wear blue plaid? Which look is your favorite?

Jacket: c/o Conversation Pieces, $45 (similarsimilarsimilar, similar, similar)
Plaid shirt: Forever 21, $18
Black jeans: Gap, $35 (similar)
Belt: H&M, $20
Boots: c/o Chinese Laundry (just ordered this similar pair from Piperlime - I hope they fit!)
Purse: Karen Millen, gift (similar)
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington, $199
Rings: My Stella & Dot website $69 and $39 and $49
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59

Lands' End / Target / Columbia
Eddie Bauer / Old Navy

35 comments:

  1. love all the looks with that shirt!
    i've been hunting for a great plaid shirt to add to my closet!

    xo - heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

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  2. i know you are about my height 5'9, how do you find shirts like this that are long enough to tuck in and also to cover your bum when you where it untucked.  do you buy a size up?  any suggestions would be helpful, thanks!!

    Nikki

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  3. I'm currently wearing a blue and white plaid shirt today! How funny! I am wearing it under the blue and white old navy polka dot shirt. I love mixing patterns and I think this is a great way to do it. (Same shade of blue in both shirt and sweater.) FYI, I bought my plaid shirt at JCrew Factory. They often have sales and I got mine at a great price. I searched a long time for the perfect blue plaid shirt and found it there.

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  4. not a fan of those boots in the main picture. I can so do that with my green military-ish jacket. What do you think about plaid for larger girls like sizes 8-12: large print or small print plaid? 

    xo Cassy
    http://theworkette.blogspot.com/

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  5. My favorite is the way you've shown today!  I've had that inspiration pic pinned for soooooooo long and absolutely love it.

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  6. I love the tan leather jacket. Do you remember where you got it?

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  7. I'm having trouble choosing a favorite, but I do love your plaid!

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  8. It's from Banana Republic, bought it in spring 2010.

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  9. That J.Crew picture has been around longer than Pinterest has!! I saved it on my computer dare I say 5 years ago. I re-created the outfit 2 years ago, but that outfit is SO BAD, I refuse to link to it. :-)

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  10. I can't tell if this is referencing to the "replacement" boots I ordered (link in caption)?  As with anything fashion, it's all about trial and error so I would try on both sizes and see which you prefer. How the shirt fits (if it tapers in at the waist, etc.) is probably going to matter more than the print size though!

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  11. Nikki, this collared shirt is definitely not long enough for that, however, I do have a bunch that are - most of them are from Victoria's Secret. If you buy women's/misses in your regular size it should be long enough, whereas juniors stores like American Eagle, Old Navy, F21 - those all fit shorter. You could also try ordering a Tall size from Old Navy/Gap/Banana online.

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  12. Funny thing is that blue is my favorite color but I don't have a plaid shirt in blue. I have one in pink. I used to not like pink so much but it's definitely growing on me. It's great how versatile a plaid top can be. Love how you styled it in today's post, casual.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  13. Oh! I love this with the military green jacket :) Great combo!

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  14. Ah, these looks are all so cute! It's so hard to pick a favorite look.  I think if I had to pick, I'd go with the third look on the first row.  I especially loved how you layered all your pieces!  I actually don't own a blue plaid shirt.  I need to invest asap!

    http://sensiblestylista.blogspot.com/

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  15. Urban Outfitters also has super cute plaid/flannel shirts! I haven't owned one since I was little and I recently purchased one from there... it's super comfy.

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  16. I have a similar shirt and I wear it with everything! More than I thought when I bought it. My favorite is with dark jeans and boots with a navy v-neck sweater!

    Happy weekend! 
    xo, jill
    Classy with a
    Kick

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  17. #5 - love the pieces individually, but not together :( I love the layered looks lin 3 and 8 and 1 and 6 are great as well! being a curvier girl, I don't think plaid has a very flattering effect, but maybe I just need to try more on and look for the right cut/print/etc. I never realized how versatile one could be! Thanks :)

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  18. #5 is an almost exact replica of an Atlantic Pacific look - so it's definitely "out there."

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  19. FYI, You made me buy wedge booties.  I am so surprised how much I love them!  Thanks!!!

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  20. #5 is actually my favorite! I love that it's different and it's a look I never would've thought of myself. 

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  21. Great casual look! Happy Friday!

    XO Nat
    www.natinlove.com
    Nat in Love

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  22. Definitely super versatile and just basically awesome. Love all the outfits!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  23. Your J Crew version is my favorite! It is stylish and also casual! Since I am a stay-at-home Mom, I go for the more casual, but pulled together looks which all the pairings represent. Thank you for more ideas on how to use this plaid shirt! I have all the pieces to replicate the J Crew version. I bought my buffalo plaid black/white shirt and jacket from Old Navy and my black jeans from Target. I have a pair of brown riding style boots from Famous Footwear. It's a perfect outfit for our mild fall and winter days here in Texas!!!!

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  24. pretty little thingsJanuary 11, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    I've always loved that look from J.Crew -- you did a great job recreating it - and love your bag! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  25. I'd say today is the best plaid shirt outfit you've done!I like the army green and the camel colors. Casual but still a great ensemble. My second favorite is your outfit with the mustard pants because I love the layering collared look under a sweater, great for the winter when it's cold out!

    http://emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

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  26. I really like your outfit today! I like the simplicity of the plaid, army green jacket, and brown accessories. 

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  27. That's awesome! How about under a striped sweater? Maybe with jeans and high boots over the jeans? Amazing how many outfits it's been in...

    -FashionEdible

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  28. I think it would look adorable tucked into a full pink skirt and leopard flats! Or with a plum pencil skirt and red shoes. You can almost treat it like a chambray shirt!

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  29. Oh wow, I love seeing the way you've changed throughout the years!! Such a versatile top though, I can see you styling it for many years to come :)








    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com 

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  30. I look like an orange Oompa Loompa in the top right photo, but it's just bad photography haha!

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  31. I have been pining over a olive military style jacket like that, and finally one of your links hooked me up! Thanks J!

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  32. Love your outfit with the orange belted cardigan! Never would have thought of it but want to copy it for sure!!!

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  33. My favs are today's look, as well as the mustard cardi and the vest looks! Great staple shirt.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  34. It's great to see how far one shirt has taken you. I think you really strive when you stick to those classic styles, so I love seeing them on you, especially in collage form :)

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  35. i was referencing to the boots you are wearing. they did not make complete sense to me. But I will see about the sizing because sometimes if its a large print it tends to make people look wide if you are not thin

    Thanks 

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