There is something about plaid that just captures the coziness and rustic nature of living in a cold climate during the Winter. Cocooning yourself in plaid flannel sheets, buttoning up a thick wool plaid shirt for venturing outside, slipping on a warm plaid sweater to plug in your block heater or boogying down to holiday tunes in plaid undies. Plaid simply makes Winter more festive. Here are my favourite picks for making plaid part of your cold weather experience. (I added the dusting of snow on to the images, just for funsies.)
Isn't this shirt a treat? The black and white makes this a more elevated statement in plaid and the cotton flannel makes it easy to wear and care for. Pair it with dark skinnies and boots for day to day or tuck into a full black party skirt with pearl earrings and red lips. This, lovelies, can be found at Lands End for $59.00.
This dress is just lovely. It is festive, flattering on pretty well all body types and is very mid century in design. Pair with a chunky heeled pump and again a swipe of red lipstick and you are ready for a holiday party! It is on sale for $84.95 at eShakti. The great thing about eShakti is that it serves a wide swath of the population with their amazing size range. eShakti offers sizes from 0-36W! If you have never checked them out, please do! (They also do custom work.)
This lined 70% wool skirt will keep you cozy on the way to all of the holiday parties you wear this with. If you are looking for an extra crisp look, pair with patent ballet flats, a winter white blouse and a set of pearls. This could also be worn with a chambray shirt tucked in for a fun lumberjack chic look. It is from Talbots and is $109.00. However, if you sign up for Talbots' emails, they will prompt you when this baby is on promotion. Talbots is very good quality, and well worth each penny spent there. I love them!
Picture this cotton cardigan with a white cami, boyfriend jeans, a vintage Moschino belt and a slouchy toque with flowing waves. Okay, maybe the belt will be hard to find in our size, but a girl can dream! This lovely cardigan is from Torrid and it is $48.50. (Everything in the store is BOGO 50% off right now, so act fast!)
This cotton yard dyed blouse could be worn to work. I would tuck it into a black pencil skirt and pair it with a basic black blazer and petal pink lipstick. (It would look best alongside a Prada saffiano leather pink tote, too!) This piece is from Penningtons and is on sale for $29.99. What a deal!
Ah, the wrap dress. Universally flattering and beloved by many. Great for work, brunch, date night and frankly it is so comfortable and easy to wear, throw on some boots and take on the day. I would pair this dress with this lipstick, from Nars. A bold pink for a fun statement! This dress is from Saks Fifth Avenue and it is on sale for $86.28.
How cute is this? And do you know what makes this sweater even better? It is on sale. This sweater needs to be worn when decorating the tree and sipping some hot cocoa. You could wear this with a party skirt or pleather leggings and look badass!
The sweater is from Nordstrom and it is $52.43.
As promised, here are some plaid panties just right for cranking up the Christmas tunes and shaking your booty. These boyshort briefs are $8.00 and are from Penningtons. (You can get 5 for $25.00, a heck of a deal!)
Well, there you have it!
The best outfits happen when you step outside your comfort zone, so take a chance on any of these pieces and enjoy your Winter!