You guys… it has been a WEEK, let me tell you! I’m sure you’ve heard by now about all the crazy earthquakes here in California. I mentioned the first one in last Friday’s post and that evening, we experienced an even larger one… a 7.1 (while we were watching Stranger Things haha!)! It was the scariest thing ever – we’ve been on earthquake watch ever since and took everything off the walls, stocked up on supplies and packed our bags just in case. If you’ve never experienced an earthquake before, they are absolutely terrifying but the good news is that our chances of another large one have decreased significantly since then 😉 Today is also a really, really big day for me. I’ve been a crying mess all week (sad and happy tears) and my heart literally feels like it’s been pulled from my chest but it seems that the hard things in life are necessary for growth. I’ll be sharing with you all soon (when I’m a little less emotional lol!) but until then, please keep me in your thoughts <3
Anyway… today, I’m talking about how to make plaid look more feminine with four easy tips! Read on for more 😀
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How to Make Plaid Look More Feminine
Choose the Right Color
Pastels are always a great choice for a more feminine look but I love the look of lighter neutrals as well! For spring and summer, look for plaid in pretty hues like blush, blue, mint, lilac, peach, grey and cream. I am obsessed with the beautiful Cinderella blue in this set!
Look for Feminine Shapes
Although, plaid patterns tend to have a masculine charm about them, you can still look feminine with the right shapes 🙂 Skirts and dress are obvious choices but also be on the look out for items that are more tailored, especially blazers since looser fits tend to lean more masculine. I should also note that not all pieces have to have a feminine silhouette. You can certainly mix and match and still look put-together.
Wear Matching Pieces
Right now, matching sets are super on trend and I’m loving every bit of it! While matching plaid may give off some Clueless vibes, it always looks incredibly polished and chic. My favorite way to coordinate year round is with a matching topper (coat, blazer, jacket) and bottom (skirt, pant) but for summer, I’m also loving the matching top and skirt sets.
Style it with Girly Items
No matter what shape or color of plaid you’re wearing, you can still pull off a feminine look by styling it with girly items such as a frilly top, a pair of pretty shoes, a beautiful hair accessory or a dainty handbag. Details such as embellishments, bows, buttons, ruffled hems, or even the shape of the collar can make a difference!
What is your favorite way to style plaid?
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