Winter months always call for plaid…red plaid in particular! With the effortless way it makes you feel warm and cozy, red plaid becomes a staple for those colder days. To steer clear of the “lumberjack” look, consider mixing your plaid pieces with different textures and patterns.
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 🙂
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…
- Line your eyes very close to the lash line. Both top and bottom.
- Use a smudge brush to soften the harsh line and give it that smokey effect.
- Next, line your upper and lower waterline (the inner rims of your eyes). This can be awkward at first so practice makes perfect.
- 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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