Plaid shirts are wardrobe basics, everyone has them and are so bored of them! Here are some ways to revive the good old plaid shirt.
Want to spruce up your outfit without bedazzling it? How about some headwears? Create one on your own with your favourite plaid shirt. Emphasis on the headwrap by adding some brooch or chains to it. Attach a brooch to the side and hang chains from it. If you feel bold then keep the brooch in the centre for that clairvoyant look. Go simple on the ears and neck to keep the focus on your head gear. Try different wrapping styles, from full coverage turban style to twisted headband style.
WM tip – Use the sleeves of the shirt to create a big bow in the front or the side after the headwrap has been secured in place.
Shirts need not be tied around just your pants and shorts. Break the colour by adding in some print. Tie a shirt around your waist with a block coloured shift or maxi dress. Let the shirt act as a belt. Pair it with flats or espadrilles to finish the look.
How about pairing your slip dress with a red plaid shirt and sneakers to give that catholic school girl look. A cute outfit option for a date or a day out with your gals.
WM tip – You can go for cornrow braids instead of ponytails to achieve a more mature look.
Plaid is predominantly informal especially with it being the face of the grunge movement. But when styled properly you could pull it off at a formal event. Wear a fitted shirt with a long pencil skirt and a slim belt. Keep in mind that the belt does not have a fancy buckle. Keep the look conservative by buttoning up your shirt. Nobody appreciates a deep neck cut at a meeting. For footwear, go for block heels or stilettos with the front open.
WM tip – Heading out after office, put on a broad belt, open up a few buttons and pull up your skirt by a few inches and voila you’re ready to party!
Flip your hair back and forth in this carefree summer look. Roll up your sleeves and wear your plaid shirt with shorts and t-strap sandals. Beaded footwear, bindi and ethnic earrings would be an interesting add-on for this kind of look.
WM tip – This look can be pulled off with a shirt dress too.
Hosting a party after work, another great way to transition your work look to a party look is by accessorising. Bell-bottoms are in vogue, so pair your plaid shirt with such wide legged pants and wear pointed heels to give it that sharp look for work. Later add a layered necklace, some shimmery makeup and let your hair down to change your look.
Try a crop shirt with a pinafore for a raunchy look. Baring a little skin is never a bad idea. Add mules and swing on your backpack to complete your look.