Plaid Two Ways with ModCloth

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I don’t want to be too controversial here, but someone has to say it: long before pumpkin spice lattes, plaid was the way to welcome fall. I may be a smidge biased since I grew up on the country side of the suburbs with lots of plaid and flannel. This fall trend takes me home in the most fashion-forward way, which is why we’ve partnered with ModCloth on styling two looks to keep you pretty in plaid all season long. I love ModCloth’s fresh take on fashion for modern women. Whether you want a few classic staples or a unique Halloween look that can actually be worn to work, they’ve got you covered. And, don’t even get me started on their diverse marketing and size range *slow clap.* As someone who’s been curvy at every size, I appreciate seeing styles modeled on women of various sizes. Seeing women who look like me, or just don’t look the same, makes it that much more relatable. So, round up your short, tall, petite, curvy squad, and check out my fave plaid pieces, just in time to save 30% during ModCloth’s Friends and Family Sale (9/24-9/26). 

Strut Your Stuff in Plaid Wide-Leg Trousers

Fall in the Midwest is especially gorgeous. All the maroon, orange, and gold leaves make for the most scenic drives and scenic backdrops for apple and pumpkin picking. But, how does that translate into workwear? You know I love incorporating color in my looks, but even I’m guilty of watching my fall wardrobe slowly slump into 50 shades of gray. Naturally, my heart skipped a beat when I found these wide-leg plaid trousers. They’re high-waisted (hooray!), so I’m thinking they’ll look great with blouses and graphic tees alike. The addition of the golden stripe in the plaid really makes the plaid pop, so I opted to play that up with this soft, cowl neck sweater. I almost forgot how good wide-leg dress pants feel; something about the movement is so chic. I can’t wait to strut into work in these!

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Outfit Details

Cowl-neck sweater: Safe to say this is already my fave new sweater of the season. The color is gorgeous, and I love the cowl neck. I’m in between sizes in the tops, so I sized down to a medium so as not to have it too oversized. I think it was perfect for this look.

High-waist, wide-leg plaid trousersThey’re the perfect weight and not too hot, which can happen with seasonal dress pants. They have a back zipper, which can be tricky with sizing, but I found the large to be consistent with their size guide.

Slingback heels: Gah, these are so comfortable…proof that a statement heel doesn’t have to be stiletto. This 2.5″ heel has a wide slingback, which means no uncomfortable digging/shifting. They’re definitely approved for all-day wear. They run TTS, wearing size 9.

Convertible backpack: Vegan backpack lovers rejoice! This bag has great texture and comes with a strap for converting to a crossbody. It’s slouchy, but with the look of a structured bag. The foldover detail is really cool, and there are tons of pockets. It fits my tablet and there are tons of pockets, not to mention the wide, comfortable straps.

Wool beret: Berets are a must-have accessory for the all the stylish gals with big heads/hair, especially if you’re like me and have both! This beret fit me comfortably and wasn’t scratchy at all.

Keep it Flirty in a Plaid Miniskirt

Cue the Oprah gif, babes, because this skirt has POCKETS!! Let’s hear it for miniskirts that aren’t *too* mini. And, this is coming from your curvy bestie with all the junk in all the trunks. I love a good mini, but I don’t need to worry about what’s being exposed in said trunk while I’m walking. Is that too much to ask? ModCloth doesn’t think so! I paired it with this darling ribbed top. It has ruffles on the neck and sleeves, which is just the kind of subtle, romantic detail I like to see in a closet staple. It’s soft and a medium weight, so you can layer something like this highly-rated velvet blazer. So, where are we headed in this look? This will probably work for many of your offices, but I’m also thinking lunch with the girls or date night, if you’re really classy. Which, we all know you are.

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Outfit Details

Plaid miniskirt: I don’t put away the skirts and dresses when the temps cool down. It’s a good thing, because I would’ve missed out on this flirty little number. It runs TTS, wearing size L.

Ribbed knit top: I have a soft spot for not-so-basic basics. A little ruffle here, a little ruffle there, plays well with all the things. It runs TTS, wearing size L.

Slingback heels: Gah, these are so comfortable…proof that a statement heel doesn’t have to be stiletto. This 2.5″ heel has a wide slingback, which means no uncomfortable digging/shifting. They’re definitely approved for all-day wear. They run TTS, wearing size 9.

Convertible backpack: Vegan backpack lovers rejoice! This bag has a great texture and comes with a strap for converting to a crossbody. It’s slouchy, but with the look of a structured bag. The foldover detail is really cool, and there are tons of pockets. I’m really digging the wide, comfortable straps.

Wool beret: A beret is a must-have accessory for the all the stylish gals with big heads/hair, especially if you’re like me and have both! This beret fit me comfortably and wasn’t scratchy at all.

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Thanks to ModCloth for sponsoring this post. Your commitment to diversity, a broader size range, and killer patterns/colors really has my heart. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are my own. Also, thanks to our awesome readers for your continued support. It doesn’t go unnoticed and is so appreciated. Comment below with your fave piece (I know, it’s tough!) and be sure to follow me on Instagram and LiketoKnow.it to instantly shop this look!

Xo,

Tiarra
Photos by Sweet Leaf Photography

14 COMMENTS

    • Thank you, Megan!! I haven’t worn a mini in a while, so I’m glad this worked out as well as I envisioned. And yes, the slingbacks are perfect!

  1. A lot of these plaid minis are looking straight out of Cher Horowitz’s closet (I love me some Clueless, but sadly I’m not 15 anymore), but you’ve managed to make a plaid mini look both playful and sophisticated! I love your styling, as per usual!

    • Elisabeth, if you’ll have me, I’d love to be the Dion to your Cher! Thanks so much for your kind words, babe. There was so much good stuff; I’m happy with how these looks turned out.

  2. Love your color combos and outfits! I keep forgetting that yellow mustard looks good with grey. I like this blog, it’s so inspiring! The skirt outfit is super cute and flirty, but nicely covered at the same time.

    • Thanks, Lily! Mustard is one of my fave fall colors, so the plaid was just perfect! And yes, I was pleasantly surprised to find a mini that doesn’t put it all on display. Such good stuff at ModCloth!

  3. I love both of these looks, but those pants are making me rethink my job choice! I think I need to work somewhere that I can wear those instead of scrubs and sneakers. I’m in love with them!

  4. Fall is my favorite season, and you just highlighted one of the reasons why….fall fashion!!! Love all the looks you’ve displayed here and you are wearing them well. LOVE the cowl neck sweater, very versatile and looks comfy too!

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