"Classic Fall/Winter Casual Closet Essential"
Plaid shirts may remind you of scruffy woodcutters, but they're so darn trendy if you wear them right! This page will give you all the fashion advice and styling tips you need to look chic in a plaid top without the complete reminiscent of 90's grunge and masculinity.
My personal style is more on the feminine side, but I love taking a break from that and dress casually with a checkered shirt. You can also find various stylish updates of the plaid shirt which you can implement into your own clothing personality - such as pink plaid prints, bibs and tunic styles.
How to Look Chic in a Plaid Shirt
Select colors that flatter your complexion
It'll give you a nice, healthy glow. look for plaid print with a dominant cool or warm color scheme, depending on your best colors.
look terrible in plaids with light grays, pink and crisp white. So I always go for reds, orange and browns.
Oversized or fitted?
The oversized boyfriend shirt is perfect for that laidback casual-cool ensemble - but if you're Petite it will more than likely look a bit too much on your short silhouette, so I suggest you to select a slim fit shirt to look your best.
You can adjust the oversized fit by tucking a part of the shirt in your bottom - or nip it at the waist with a belt. Make sure to pair it with a fitted bottom to balance out the look. Only one high-fat garment at a time, please!
I would personally wear a fitted plaid shirt to follow the contours of my waist - it looks sleeker when tucked in a skirt too! Bunches of fabric around the tummy that makes me look pregnant is the last thing I want.
However I suggest you to wrap a skinny belt around the middle and/or add a pair of high heel boots or shoes for a juxtaposition of both the feminine and masculine!
Wear it like a girl
There are several ways to tone down the masculine look of the checkered shirt. One of them is in how you wear it and the others are using accessories.
Cick here to learn how to accessorize a dress shirt
So if you want to look chic in plaid shirts, you need to add layers and some "bling". But since the shirt is already crowded with checkered prints, you might want to pick accessories in simple designs, such as sleek hoop earrings, leather bracelet, basic single pearl bracelet, colorless diamond stud earrings, belts without any fussy details, a clean-looking headband, etc.
How to flatter a heavy/wide upper body with a plaid shirt
Speaking of looking fem-chic in a plaid shirt, you might also want to figure out how to wear it to flatter your
body shape. A print top tends to accentuate wide shoulders or a full bust/tummy so selecting the right style is crucial to looking your best.
Other ways to slim down your upper halfis to wear it open to create a trimming v-neck. Also, look for a plaid print with a dark color base to help break up your upper body.
More fashion advice on Tops:
How to Wear a Plaid Shirt
With a Skirt:
It looks hot with a black mini skirt. Or a denim skirt if you're more of a laid-back kind of gal. A new trend is the leather skirt and tucked in shirt.
Top it off with sexy sheer tights or for a more casual look try black opaque tights.
Dark wash and black skinny jeans are the standard bottom pieces that complement the plaid shirt look. You might also want to try jeans with lighter wash around the thighs.
As a Dress:
You can find many check shirts in long tunic styles. They're perfect if you want to look feminine and cute.
However you should stick to simple hosiery, like solid colored leggings and tights. If you don't like thick jeans you can also opt for
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