Hello and thanks for stopping by! Since August, I have been on the hunt for plaid pants to wear throughout Fall and Winter. A great pair of plaid pants can be so versatile taking you from the office to the weekend to a holiday party. So today I’m excited to share my formula for 3 different outfits that will give you endless combinations with just one pair of pants!
White Tee + Corduroy Jacket + Flat Booties = Saturday Flea Market Shopping
Since these pants are rather stretchy, they are very comfortable and therefore a great alternative to denim for the weekend. To dress them down, I wore a simple white tee (well this is technically a bodysuit). You can also go with a chunky sweater or slim turtleneck if you want a bit more warmth but the key here is the color (or lack of?) white. It has an effortless way of making an outfit more casual.
Corduroy is also a casual fabric so I threw on this slightly oversized jacket I picked up at the thrift store. I love how the red jacket picks up the lines of red running through the pattern! Corduroy is such a huge trend for the season. There are so many jacket options in stores now (I’ve linked a few I’m loving below). It was also a huge trend in the 70s and 2000’s so I guarantee you’ll find great ones at the thrift store too 😁.
All throughout Fall, I live in flat booties, especially on the weekend. Since these pants are grounded in black I went with my patent leather Chelsea boots. Wearing the same color shoe as the ground color of the pattern helps to elongate the leg. Great tip for my fellow petite girls. But if you have a pair of white booties they would look amazing too. I just wouldn’t recommend them for any type of flea market shopping if you want to keep them white 😜.
Zodiac Necklace // Handmade (by me) Grey Necklace // Vintage White Necklace
Porcupine Ring // found a similar ring on Etsy
Striped Button-Down Shirt + Block Heels + Bucket Bag = Chic Boss Lady
Plaid pants are quintessential office wear, especially ones that are grounded in black. They can easily be worn with a classic white or black silk skirt but I love the idea of mixing stripes with plaid for a bit of a twist. As I’ve mentioned before, the trick to mixing prints is to pick two different ones within the same color palette. So for this look I choose a red & white striped shirt because of the red and white lines in the plaid. The smaller scale stripe also acts as a “non print print” so it’s a more subtle way of mixing prints for the office.
These days I’m all about block heels because they are way more comfortable than stilettos. They provide height and power while still allowing you run around the office all day long. I just happened to have these embroidered ones that perfectly coordinate with the colors in the plaid (don’t you love when that happens?) but a simple black pair would look equally great.
Bucket bags are still trending this season and I love the larger versions like this because I can fit so much! Honestly, I’ve fit my workout clothes and a laptop in here!
Thrifted Men’s Striped Shirt // similar Men’s shirt
Sparkly Top + Bright Blazer + Bold Necklaces = Ready to Party
When paired with lots of sparkle and luxe velvet, plaid pants become your go-to piece for any holiday party this season.
For an even more festive look I’ll wear a bright blazer in a color that’s in the plaid pattern. Even though blazers are traditionally office attire, a brightly colored one adds a fun twist to the look making it feel more festive.
This year, I’m also going to make the most out of my bold necklaces by layering them. There’s something about winter and thick sweaters that can handle the heaviness of large necklaces. For me, delicate necklaces tend to get lost among thick knits or lots of layering. You can also add bold sparkly necklaces to a casual or work outfit and it instantly becomes party ready!
Thrifted Blazer // similar cobalt blazer
ASOS Velvet Sandals // similar pair
Henri Bendel Clutch
Photography by Jacob Baccus