5 Ways to Embrace the Plaid Trend this Fall + a GIVEAWAY!

I’m so excited to team up with some lovely fellow bloggers to explore this fall’s hottest fashion trends, and don’t forget to take a peek at the bottom for a really fun giveaway! 

I really hesitate to call plaid/tartan a “trend,” because to me it’s one of those classics that never really goes out of style!

I’m not sure if it’s completely due to the wonderful phenomenon that is Outlander or not, but I don’t care. My closet is stocked with lots of items to embrace the plaid trend in several different ways! 

Work Wear 

How to embrace the plaid trend this fall

Dress (Similar options here, here, here)//Sunglasses//Shirt//Shoes (similar)//Pochette (similar)//Earrings//Brooch (similar)

This shift from Brooks Brothers Factory is technically a windowpane check, but in my opinion that still fits in the plaid trend. It’s wool, so I’d definitely only wear it during the fall, either styled like this with some fun accents or with a black blazer 

How to embrace the plaid trend this fall


As a Wrap

How to embrace the plaid trend this fall

Wrap (Similar)//Book//Sunglasses//Bracelets

There are a billion blanket scarf tutorials out there, and they’re all fantastic so I’m not going to try to write another one here, but rest assured that the plaid trend is still going strong when it comes to oversized tartan wraps! I keep this light one in my work tote to wrap up if it gets a little chilly. 

With Stripes

One Preppy Dress Styled 4 Ways!

Dress (Similar)//Scarf//Leggings//Sunglasses//Vest (Similar)

Ok, so this is technically still a blanket scarf, but I listed it separately, because as someone who is severely challenged when it comes to pattern mixing. 

But this is the EASIEST pattern to mix… plaid+stripes are cute, easy, and preppy. 

A Bold Skirt Fit for Blair Waldorf

How to embrace the plaid trend this fall

Skirt (similar)//Tights//Shoes//Top//Lipstick

I absolutely LOVE this wool plaid skirt from Brooks Brothers, it’s pretty loud, so I kept the other parts of the outfit pretty simple. But nature is anything if not bold this fall! My sister and I had to travel to Asheville, NC, for a little bit of a family emergency this week, and we were treated to some of the prettiest colors I’ve ever seen. Something about a kilt-esque skirt feels like Blair Waldorf to me, so I topped off the outfit with literally the only headband I own and some glossy lip color 😀

A Black Watch Blazer

How to embrace the plaid trend this fall

Blazer//Jeans//Boots (similar)//Top//Earrings//Sunglasses

I bought this Black Watch tartan blazer last year from JCrew Factory, wore it like crazy, and plan on wearing it like crazy this fall and winter (as soon as if finally gets cold and stays cold! Black Watch is one of the tartans anyone can wear… it isn’t reserved for members of a certain family, so it’s one of the most popular patterns out there! I love it because it is completely timeless (my mom has a very similar blazer that’s decades old) and because of the darker colors, it’s a little more subtle than other plaid items. This wool blazer is the perfect way to embrace the plaid trend if you’re a little nervous about letting your tartan flag fly.

I’ll get to the giveaway in a minute, but first, let me introduce you to the other fabulous women I’m collaborating with on this fun fall trend watch:

9 Fall Outfits To Copy Now (1)

From left to right, top to bottom:

Summer of Coffee With Summer//Kristen of A Classy Fashionista//Stephanie of She Saw Style//Kirsten of The Wandering Brunette//Jasmine of Jasmine Maria Blog//Molly of Miss Molly Moon//Liz (ME!) of Lizzy Is Dizzy//Anna of Five Foot and Fabulous//Elizabeth of Life of me, Queen B.

The Giveaway!

Ok, now to the really fun part! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Collaboration and giveaway!

We’re giving away an awesome beauty bundle of goodies that any lady would love, LOVE to have. Here’s the good stuff:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Palette
  • IT Cosmetics Sunshine In A Compact (bronzer, blush, & highlight)
  • UD All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
  • Eco Tools Daily Defined Eye Brushes
  • The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Liquid Peel
  • Burnt Orange Bucket Bag from Ruche (sold out)
  • (Not pictured) A Surprise Gift Card

To enter, complete as many tasks in the Rafflecopter as you’d like. The more you complete, the higher your chances! The giveaway runs from 11/8 – 11/15 at midnight. This is U.S. only. The giveaway is not affiliated with any of the brands in the giveaway. Enter fairly! All entries will be verified before the winner is announced on the Rafflecopter form on November, 15th. Best of luck!

8 thoughts on “5 Ways to Embrace the Plaid Trend this Fall + a GIVEAWAY!

  1. You’ve got the styling of plaid nailed down to a science and I’m all about it. While I tend to make my plaid super casual, you dress it up and I’m into it! Love your Blair Waldorf-inspired look!

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