Hello again, and welcome to a new series on the blog dedicated to all those random, but cool items we have in our closets that we never wear because we don’t know what to wear with them. Today’s featured item: plaid trousers!
As someone who works in retail, I hear the following question day in and day out.
“But, what do I wear with this? Do you have any suggestions?”
Because of the number of times I’ve heard and answered that question, I decided to start a blog series about it. Imagine having one place where you could go to get relatable styling advice about the more complicated items you have in your closet? That’s what I want this series to be for you!
Now, obviously my personal style differs from others, and some might not even like my style. However, I think I can provide some stylishly good insight for those pieces you don’t know how to wear!
These plaid culottes are one of the more complicated items in my wardrobe, so I figured they were a great piece to begin this series with. If you haven’t heard of culottes, it’s just a fancy word for flowy trousers.
When I bought these trousers, I knew full well that they weren’t really my style, but ya got to have at least one solid pair of trousers in your closet. You never know when you might have a big interview or elevated event to attend!
I’ve actually shared these trousers on the blog before, but I chose to feature this outfit, too, so I could show how versatile plaid can be! Pattern mixing is intimidating — I get it. But, there’s no better time than now to take a chance with your style!
This vertical-striped blouse works with the plaid trousers because it pulls out the more muted colors in the pattern. When you choose a vertical-striped blouse to pair with your plaid trousers, make sure the colors align with those featured in the pattern. It won’t look redundant — it’ll be cool, I promise!
Now, if you’re wearing a collared blouse like this one, don’t wear a collared jacket! It will look super 70s, unless that’s the look you’re going for! This collarless leather jacket was a Dillard’s clearance section find a couple years ago. I don’t wear it often, but it was the perfect piece to finish off this look.
Next up: shoes!
I know for a fact that wide-leg pants turn people away because they don’t know what shoes to wear with them. I’m here to help with that! You can go one of two ways with shoes and wide-leg pants.
1.) Flats, closed or open toe.
2.) Booties with at least a 2-inch heel.
I’ve worn both options with these trousers, but I prefer the way that booties look versus flats. The booties elongate my legs, which is great since the trousers have a lot of volume. It’s all about balance!
Well, that’s all I have for ya today! My first “What To Wear With” post! I hope you enjoyed it! I am planning to have this be a series with a new featured item each month. If you have any particular styles you want featured, send me a message or comment below!
Until next time!