I’ve been neglecting my plaid lately. I don’t know if it’s because of the unseasonably warm weather (although that seems to be changing – fast), or if it’s because I had stopped wearing plaid when my hair was short (it was skewing a little masculine for my taste – I suspect lipstick would’ve helped), or because I was uninspired by the plaids around me (it IS hard to nail that perfect plaid)….
….anyway, inspiration finally struck. In the unlikely form of a sweater vest. (New here? Hi. I’ll teach you our vulcan handshake right after the sweater vest discussion.)
No but really: sweater vests!! They’re a thing. If you’d rather (you SciFi haters you), we can refer to them as ‘sleeveless tunics’ to make you feel better about things. Or perhaps ‘unsleeved knits’ or even ‘buttonless gilets,’ if you are the fancy type.
In any case, I love them. And I especially love them over plaid. This pairing is so freaking perfect as we head into winter: Cold? Layer this combo under a leather jacket – there’s NO BULK to contend with!
plaid shirt: Paige Denim Mya Plaid Shirt (wearing an XS)
sweater vest: bought during the Nordstrom Anni Sale – this one is the closest (more options below)
jeans: Seven For All Mankind Patched Skinny Jeans (wearing a 25, chopped them off myself)
boots: Free People Cecile Boots (SO freaking good I might get these in another color)
bag: old Coach – similar one here
Shop Plaid Shirts + Sweater Vests
Are there any other plaid shirt styling ideas you’ve come across lately?
photo credits: Redfield Photography (these two rock my world)
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May you live long and prosper.
(OKOKOK. I’ll stop now.)