How to wear plaid without looking like a lumberjack

How to wear plaid without looking like a lumberjack

It’s amazing how fall weather can snap. Last week, I wore this plaid shirt with sandals, and the next week, I’ve transitioned into booties and scarves. I had the chance to take a lovely walk around the University of Toronto campus and snapped some pictures of this outfit.

autumn lane autumn tartan blouse

I’m wearing a plaid shirt with shoulder cut-outs from Forever 21, GAP super skinny pants (my favourite workwear pant ever), shooties from Vince Camuto (similar here) and my Kate Spade Maggie bag.

autumn tartan look autumn plaid shirt

I love tartan, but fell in love with the studded details and sexy shoulder cut outs. These details keep it from looking too “lumberjack” and I added a Jewelmint collar necklace to pull the look together. A pair of heels and a structured bag also turn a casual fall basic into a date night outfit. When it gets chilly at night, simply throw on a leather jacket for a sexy, pulled together look featuring fall’s hottest print.


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  1. October 23, 2013 / 10:48 am

    Love this look! Cool blog! Following u dear<3

  2. Rachel G
    October 23, 2013 / 7:09 pm

    Very stylish! I’m a pretty big fan of plaid, and you don’t look like a lumberjack at all!

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