Getting Cozy in Plaid

December 29, 2016
plaid coat

Winter months always call for plaid…red plaid in particular! With theΒ effortless way it makesΒ you feel warm and cozy, red plaid becomes a staple for those colder days. To steerΒ clear of the “lumberjack” look, consider mixing your plaid pieces with different textures and patterns.Β 

If you’re an avid reader of my blog, you know that I LOVE mixing patterns! It’s interesting, stylish, and really gives you the opportunity to let your personality shine! Throughout the winter months, mixing plaid and stripes is usually my go to. Because of their symmetry, these two patterns always work well together. The striped pattern aids in softening a strong plaid color such as red. Giving the look a more subtle and more fashionable vibe. Trust me, no one will think you’re trying to grow a beard and cut down trees in this look!

The jacket I’m wearing here is an oldie but a goodie. I actually got it more than 10 years ago when I first began working in the fashion industry! It’s truly the perfect combination of casual and cool. The leather sleeves give a bit of edge to the cozy plaid body lined in shearling. And, because the silhouette has a feminine cut, I feel super chic every time I wear it! And it’s soooo warm! Yum! Sadly, this exact coat is no longer available. But don’t worry! I’ve linked a similar one below πŸ™‚

The striped pants I’m wearing are gaucho style. I chose these because I wanted to show off my favorite pair of black booties! A pair of regular length, structured striped pants will also work perfectly with this look. Throw on a pair of your fave black heels or a pair of stiletto booties and you’re good to go!

Oh! I’ve linked my eye makeup here for you as well. You’ve probably noticed from my Instagram or other social media platforms that I’m OBSESSED with kohl eyeliner lately. A dark, smokey eye is giving me all the feels right now! Kohl liner is incredibly pigmented and soft. So it glides on easily with a super dark tint. Here’s a short tutorial for ya…

  1. Line your eyesΒ very close to the lash line. Both top and bottom.
  2. Use a smudge brush to soften the harsh line and give it that smokey effect.
  3. Next, line your upper and lower waterline (the inner rims of your eyes). This can be awkward at first so practice makes perfect.
  4. Pile on the mascara! At least 3 coats! If you clump…you need new mascara. Keep in mind, mascara only has a life expectancy of 3 months or less.

Ok friends…Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

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Floortje February 8, 2017 at 4:16 am

That jacket is awesome and I love how you combined it with the striped pants!



Floortje February 6, 2017 at 5:41 am Reply
Brown Eyed Toast January 6, 2017 at 3:45 am

I can’t believe that jacket is 10 years old and still looks so flawless – now THAT’s how you know you’ve bought a true investment piece! πŸ™‚ I never thought to pair plaid with stripes, but after seeing how gorgeous the pairing looks on you, I MUST try it out now! Also, your smoky eye look is just perfection, and I’m so thankful you included a tutorial for it. Will definitely be trying that for a date night with the hubby soon πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing love!!

xo Soo |

thenewgirldar January 4, 2017 at 3:26 pm

That coat is absolutely beautiful! I love that its plaid and it looks so warm. I can’t believe it’s been over 10 years old?! It look so new!


stylesprinter January 4, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Indeed it’s such a chic plaid jacket!!! Love the look you created around it! It feels very cozy and looks so chic!

Rachel Holliday January 3, 2017 at 11:43 pm

Your smokey eye look is so great for casual and dressy occasions! The plaid and vertical pinstripes are perfect together too- you look amazing πŸ™‚

Rachel xx

Eva January 3, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Hello dear!!
Incredibily vintage piece, I love also wearing under the holidays or on the winter days.The plaid effect is so warm and remind me the Christmas.
thanks for a mini tutorial πŸ™‚
Eva from Italy

Michelle January 3, 2017 at 10:58 am

Love your coat – can’t believe it’s 10 years old! Seriously, good clothing lasts forever. It’s so wise to invest in good pieces for this reason. Love this look!

amanda January 3, 2017 at 10:28 am

You look stunning as per usual! I always love a pant like this because I fell incredibly put together and comfortable at the same time! Love your jacket! I just wore one of mine like that recently that I’ve had since first entering the fashion industry. Oldies but goodies are the best! Great outfit!

Manda |

Everest January 3, 2017 at 1:43 am

It is really unexpected to see the pairing for plaids with stripes pants and you did it so effortlessly I can believe it looks so chic!

Much love,

Open Kloset By Karina January 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm

Hey Sweetie:)
Your Jacket is very Unique, Love the Red Colors and that looks very Warm:)
Totally need one like yours:)
How was your New Years Eve?
Wish you Happy New Year;)
Love Open Kloset By Karina

thomasfalkenstedt January 2, 2017 at 4:56 pm

See I totally love plaid although I don’t wear it much myself (note to self, I should), but to me the lumberjack chic look really does it and this outfit is the bomb!! πŸ™‚

mommyteacherfashionista December 31, 2016 at 11:34 pm

Wow !! I absolutely adore everything about this post ! This perfect plaid is fabulous with the leather and thank you so much for the makeup tips ! You look absolutely stunning!!

helench1k December 31, 2016 at 8:06 pm

Seriously girl you can do no wrong! Totally rocking that plaid jacket! I’m loving the shearling details too <3

Hope you had a fabulous New Years darling!

Helen xx

Gina Diaz December 30, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Beautiful styling, sweetie! red looks so amazing on you, love it! Best Wishes to a happy new year 2017!!! all the best :))

love, Gina

Aldora Muses December 29, 2016 at 9:14 pm

Love how you pair the plaid jacket with stripy pants here! Those pants help to elongate your legs making you look taller and more slender ~ Thanks for sharing πŸ˜‰

Hadasah Love (Style to Love) January 4, 2017 at 10:51 am

You look adorable! Love it
xx, Hadasah


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