When I think of plaid, I don’t typically think of something overly frilly and feminine. I think about colorful leaves, chunky scarves and pumpkin spice lattes 😉 However, you can have the best of both worlds! Read on for four easy tips on how to make plaid look more feminine! 😀
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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?