I admitted last week that I’m having all the feelings about my plaid shirt from Madewell. (Seriously, I can’t stop wearing it. It’s getting weird.) But it turns out my obsession extends to pretty much all things plaid. Or tartan, depending on what country you’re in. I’ve discovered that it’s an especially fun print to pair with leather and sequins. The result is an unexpected mix of classic and cool – and it’s a trio that’s definitely made for a day-to-night transition.
I’ve been searching for the perfect leather trousers and this pair looks like a pretty good candidate. They go perfectly with this GORGE coat from Gap and these fancy glitter loafers. (Not sequins, I know. But close enough.) I’d wear this outfit to work – though I’d probably have to add a grey T-shirt or jumper into the mix because, you know, nudity.
Tucked into this fab pleated skirt, this flannel shirt goes from casual weekend-wear to totally work appropriate. Then throw on this sequin bomber jacket to pull it into party mode. I’d add simple black heels and wear this for date night. (Let’s be honest, in real life I’d obviously wear this with my Madewell shirt. But for variety’s sake, I used this Gap version. Also, it’s cheaper.)
This look is kind of Pat Benetar meets 1998 Britney Spears meets Dominatrix – and for some reason I like it. After being solely focused on ankle boots for a few seasons, I’m lusting after these over-the-knee statement-makers. I’d wear them with pretty much everything (if I could afford to buy them), but I may as well start with this quirky combo.
I wore an outfit kinda like this to a friend’s birthday party a few weeks ago, and foolishly forgot to snap a pic. But I got loads of compliments, so I’ll just go ahead and assume it was a winner. It’s the perfect choice for a boozy night out because sequin shorts just make everything awesome. (Plus, the tee is only 10 quid, so I don’t have to stress when I inevitably spill red wine down the front. Also, it’s red – so maybe the red wine won’t even show up. White wine definitely won’t show up… okay, I’m good, nevermind.)
Which outfit would you wear? Should I bite the bullet and buy any of these pieces? Let me know in the comments!