Closet Strategy: Plaid Shirt

There's something about the colder weather that just makes people reach for their plaid shirts. I think most people just do the whole, "plaid shirt and jeans" look and it's a great pulled together outfit for days when you're in a hurry. BUT on days you just want to go above and beyond, here are a few suggestions:

Outfit 1: Preppy
I think this is one of the most classic and easiest ways to wear a plaid shirt. Layer a sweater over it and fold the sleeves and you've got yourself a great outfit for a trip to the bookstore... Or something equally nerdy/fun :)

Top: Forever 21 sweater
Bottoms: H&M jeans
Accessories: Forever 21 bag, H&M necklace, Forever 21 glasses
Shoes: Forever 21 booties

Outfit 2: Edgy
Is there anything more casual cool than a pair of faux leather leggings? These leggings are the best - especially when paired with an equally casual plaid shirt! This is the perfect outfit for a night out with the girls.

Bottoms: Forever 21 leggings
Accessories: Forever 21 clutch, necklace from garage sale,
Shoes: Michael Antonio pumps

Outfit 3: Girly 
I really wanted to feature an outfit where I mixed prints - plaid and floral? Check and check! One of the things I love most about blogging is that it encourages me to try outfit pairings I would never have thought before. I gotta say, I quite like it! :] This is a great look for a a coffee date.

Bottoms: Zara skirt
Accessories: Target tights, Forever 21 earrings, Forever 21 bag, Francesca's watch''
Shoes: Thrifted oxfords

So what do you guys think? Which look did you like best?


  1. You look great in all three outfits. They are all beautiful but I think my favorite is no.2. Love the pants! :)

  2. So this is a little bit shameful but I don't even own a good plaid shirt! I love how you paired it in the edgy look but I love the other two as well! I'm also obsessed with all three shoe choices!

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  3. I love your outfit. I like how you paired everything together.

  4. Hide at Deborah, I like all three look but I have a preference for the last one, I find it super romantic and the shoes have kind if a vintage appeal that enchanted me! Have a nice day!

    Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

  5. Pretty looks! Love the floral skirt! Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. love all 3 looks!

  7. Indeed wonderful

  8. I think people reach out for plaid most of the time because it is just effortless cool vibe. I love all your three look, all of them are totally great on you but my fav is the first one.


  9. Some fab ideas on how to change up the way you wear one skirt, my favourite is the first outfit :) x

  10. Love the edgy look! Such a great weekend staple.


  11. If I could I would buy all plaid everything but then again I'm scared of overdoing it haha. I love how plaid makes u look warm but also adds a nice touch to any outfit for the cold season. I esp love the girly outfit!

  12. Dearest Deborah, looks like as if this is a post especially for me, because I´m a huge plaid shirt lover! The first look which you show here is a kind of All-Day-Look from me, and I wear it very often. I love it also plaid shirts with leather leggings :) But I think I have never tried to wear plaid shirts with floral skirts, this is such a great idea and I will try if I can copy this cute look! Thanks a lot for this inspiring post.

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  13. what a great post!:) love all your outfits!♥

  14. The second is definitely my favourite combination. I love the colour of that clutch and I love the pants.


  15. Omg I love the first outfit : ) ! I like layering a sweater over a button up top, it looks so cute~

  16. Love your looks Deborah! All 3 are fab! But I think my favorite is the first! So simple yet completely chic!! Love it!

    xo, Kenya

  17. I think you look great with all three types of styles, but my favourite is the first look. It's so polished, pretty and stylish. Awesome!

    xoxo Jackie

  18. ooh love the way you styled the plaid shirt :D the first is definitely my fav!! :)

  19. It is so amazing what you can do with outfits! You restyle them so many ways! I need to have you come take a look at my closet!

  20. I actually can't decide if I prefer preppy or edgy version.
    But you look great in all of them :)

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  22. I really like the first two versions! A shirt under a sweater always looks nice but the combination with the faux leather is so hot!

  23. Love all three styles! It's amazing what you can do with one plaid shirt.
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  24. i love the first and third looks the most.i think they look great on you.
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  25. As usual, you've styled one piece three completely different ways flawlessly! Loving plaid right now, too- such a great fall/winter staple. :)


  26. Although you look stunning and super chic no matter what, the second outfit is killer!
    Have a great weekend cupcake!
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  27. Thanks for sharing how versatile a plaid shirt can be! Love all of them, especially the edgy outfit :)


    xo Jess

  28. I love that preppy look! Your oxfords are super cute too.


  29. I love how you've taken such a staple that can be seen as boring and made it totally stylish and gorgeous! Love the last two looks the most x

  30. I've been wearing the first one quite a lot
    lately with a nice sweater c; you look
    lovely! Xx

  31. Love the plaid outfit and how you combine it together (: so cool! x

  32. Awee I didn't know that plaid and floral could look so pretty together! :) I adore that combination! :)
    And I think you did a really great job in styling all those outfits feauturing the plaid shirt! Great post!
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  33. i love the casual look , but i think the edgy one is my favourite !!!

  34. I love when you remix a piece to show all the different ways to wear it! I don't think I own a plaid shirt but I really should get one looking at how cute you look! Love the first look the most! The way you layered it is so perfect!


  35. I love the girly style!! AND LOVE YOUR EARRINGS and your oxfords!!! You put together different styles so effortlessly! Stunning!

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  36. Great looks, I love how versatile one shirt can be, The clutch is also cute with the leather trousers.

  37. Oh I just love plaid. It's such a great pattern for winter. You look lovely as always :)

  38. I really need to get on this band wagon, I'm sure I have a plaid shirt somewhere! I like the first two best, although that shirt is beautiful and the skirt is a lovely pattern, I'm not a fan of mixing prints that much.

    I am in love with the blue watch, it's wonderful!

    Corinne x

  39. Love all 3 looks and plaid is so nice to throw on with anything! You did a great job with the styling!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

  40. Great outfit ideas! I'm loving plaid shirts at the moment!

  41. The first two are definitely classics, but my favorite is the last! It's so unexpected, yet the prints work beautifully together :)

    Mili from Call me, Maeby

  42. The first outfit is my favourite, I like your layering :) Lovely outfit ideas :)

    Away From The Blue

  43. love the 3 different ways you wore this plaid top. love the leather leggings on the 2nd look. the oxfords are great. those are my fav to wear

    Kiki Simone

  44. Love how you made three stylish looks with the same plaid shirt! They all look great!

  45. The one with the skirt is my favourite! Have a good Sunday!

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  48. I love posts like this---it's refreshing to see clothes being reworn on fashion blogs. You've given me some great ideas on how to remix plaid, especially the outfit with chevon, plaid, and florals all together.


  49. I love the jumper & blouse combo :)

  50. Great casual outfit, hun!
    Love your boots and bag <333


  51. I really like the second outfit, looks great on you! would you like to follow each other? follow me and I'll follow you back!!! lovely blog!!!

  52. LOVE this! My plaid shirts are my go-to for when I'm rushed. Thanks for the suggestions!



  53. i love this plaid shirt! the colors are hypnotizing and all the outfits looks very good!
    great combinations!

    anyway, have a great warm and cozy day!

  54. Can't beat a good check shirt, although I think the look with the leather look leggings is my favourite!

    Hmm maybe...


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