Have a plaid shirt, but not sure how to style it? Here are seven outfit ideas using a plaid shirt!
Here’s another ‘one piece many ways‘ styling post! I love finding lots of ways to style a piece of clothing. And a plaid shirt is a great wardrobe staple that can be styled tons of ways. I’m sharing just seven, but even after I took these photos, I thought of several more!
If you don’t already own a plaid shirt, there are a couple things to consider when buying one.
- First of all, the fabric. You may want a flannel shirt if you plan to wear it mostly in cooler weather. Or you may want a more structured fabric if you’re planning to wear it in a more professional setting. So think about the weight and texture of the fabric and where/how you’ll be wearing the shirt.
- Second, the colors. If you want to add a more colorful shirt to your wardrobe, pay attention to colors that will go with clothing you already own. Because that will make it much easier to style your plaid shirt in different ways.
- Third, the fit. I like a button down shirt that is fitted in the shoulders and underarms. If it’s too baggy in that area, I feel like I begin to look sloppy.
A plaid shirt may not seem very versatile. But they really can be. I’m going to share a few outfit ideas I came up with using my favorite plaid shirt I recently found on ThredUp ! But first, here are a few plaid shirts I’ve found if you’re looking to add one to help streamline your wardrobe.
Seven Outfits using a Plaid Shirt
Ok, on to the outfits, starting with a classic casual look.
Plaid Shirt + Lightly Distressed Jeans
Plaid Shirt + Lightly Distressed Jeans + Blanket Scarf
Plaid Shirt + Coordinating Pullover + Lightly Distressed Jeans
Plaid Shirt (unbuttoned) + White Top + Bootcut Jeans
Plaid Shirt + Wide Leg Pants
Plaid Shirt + Cutoff Shorts
Plaid Shirt + Coordinating Colored Pants
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After posting this, I came up with like 4 more outfits! Like, pairing this plaid top with the flowy blue cardi I’ve shared a few times (like in my post about ways to wear a basic floral top + jeans). Or layering with a quilted vest. Or layering over a graphic T. See?? So many ways to wear a plaid shirt! What’s your favorite way to wear a plaid shirt?
(P.S., here’s an outtake of my dog wanting to get involved with the plaid shirt outfit ideas. LOL!)