Holiday Styling Tips: Plaid


It’s the Holiday Season again and time to start thinking about what you’ll be wearing to all those Holiday events and parties. To help you out, Alicia from over on the blog Word Of Alicia and I have teamed up to bring you our Holiday Styling Tips. We’ve chosen four different themes to share with you over the next two months. We’ll each be styling a look around each theme and share our styling tips for our look. First up?! Plaid!


1. Go subtle with the plaid by layering

Holiday Plaid

Plaid is one of those prints often associated with the Holiday Season, especially a red plaid. You can easily add a hint of plaid to your Holiday Style by layering a plaid button up underneath a sweater or sweatshirt like this Effortless Edge Sweatshirt by mark. By layering it underneath, you get just enough plaid to show your Holiday spirit and avoid the lumberjack look (which I actually don’t mind when styled correctly). All you’ll need to do is fold your collar out the top of the sweatshirt and unbutton the top 2-3 buttons, then unbutton and roll up the cuffs of your plaid sleeves over the cuffs of the sweatshirt for more peeks at the plaid.

2. Add a lil edginess

Holiday Styling Tips Plaid

The zipper detail on the side of the sweatshirt is perfect for adding just a lil edginess to your look. Exposed zippers always add a feeling of edginess! Unzip it just a lil to let your plaid underneath to peek through for another hint of plaid.


3. Make the plaid stand out by pairing simple accessories

Holiday Styling Plaid

The main focus of this look is the plaid, so to make it stand out, keep your accessories simple. You can do this by adding a long pendant necklace like the Circle Around Necklace by mark. Then add a couple stacked rings and a leather like wrap bracelet similar to this Bold Texture Wrap Bracelet by Avon.


4. Keep it casual

Holiday Plaid 2

To keep your look casual, complete it with a pair of medium wash distressed denim jeans and a pair of dark brown riding boots. A medium wash distressed denim jean has more of a worn look that gives it that casual feel. Brown boots take on a casual feel when paired with the medium wash distressed denim jeans.


Holiday Style

Shop my look at: Plaid button up – Old Navy; Sweatshirt, Necklace, Watch – mark; Wrap Bracelet – Avon; Denim, Boots – Poshmark


Alicia’s Styling Tips:  “Go bold with a statement plaid piece, but anchor it with a neutral in a dressier fabric, like satin”


“You can easily wear a bold plaid piece, like plaid pants, by anchoring it with a neutral. Dress it up for the holidays with dressier fabrics and some sparkle, like the mark. Blaze a New Trail Blazer.”



See Alicia’s full look and more on her tips for dressing up plaid at Word Of Alicia.

Shop Alicia’s Jacket, Necklaces, Rings, Clutch, Pumps and Blazer at mark.


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