Monday, November 3, 2014

Getting Your "Plaid On" For Fall

I'm crazy about PLAID this year, aren't you?!

 I'm pretty crazy about the plaid trend for Fall/Winter. I think there are so many fun ways to incorporate plaid into your wardrobe without necessarily wearing a plaid shirt paired with ripped jeans. I hit the thrift store jackpot last week when I was able to pick up both a buffalo plaid scarf AND a tartan plaid lined puffer vest.

The scarf is from The Gap and my guess is from the '80s-'90s, is in perfect condition and 100% lambswool, so it's so soft! The vest is Emanuel Ungaro. You may faintly remember Ungaro from the '80s-90's when he hit his fashion peak before he sold off his empire or when the new Fashion Director hired Lindsay Lohan in 2009 and quickly became the laughing stock of Fashion Week with her failed 2009 line for him. Regardless, of Ungaro's 2014 popularity, the quality of his work is still apparent in his clothing! I picked the vest for it's versatility--it's navy blue lined with plaid, zippered pockets, tall collar and a hideaway hood (for this windy Chicago days!)

The scarf cost only $6 and the vest $10. Did I mention that?! I paired with a cozy grey sweater from F21, but I also think a gingham plaid shirt would look cute--I just don't own one (yet).
Old Navy Gingham Button Down 
(On sale too!)
My boots are Sam Edelman Penny I scored for 50% off eBay--brand new. Always look on eBay before purchasing full price--these exact boots are currently sold at Anthropology and Nordstrom!
Sam Edelman Penny
(Also on sale!)

The purse is vintage Marshall Field's. I LOVE the oxblood color paired with the croc leather and suede. I love vintage bags because they are extremely well made and have so much character! Nothing was mass produced a-la Forever 21 back then so when you purchased something it was special and one of a kind.

And I never leave home without my statement necklace! Forever 21 has a TON of amazing on-trend statement necklaces at the moment, so I'd start there before going anywhere else if you're in need of some new baubles!

Shop The Look by Olden to Golden

  1. Buffalo Check Scarf  - American Eagle 
  2. Sam Edelman Penny Boots 
  3. LL Bean Quilted Riding Vest in Navy
  4. Forever 21 Textured Crew Neck Sweater 
  5. Sole Society Chantel Structured Croc Crossbody 
  6. Forever 21 Mixed Chain Bib Necklace


  1. I bought a pair of buffalo plaid pants! They are so obnoxious but I figure with a oversized black sweater I can tone them down. I love this trend too :)

  2. Oooo next time you wear it send me a pic!! :) I just find it funny how all the stuff we wore in Junior High is now back in style... basically everything at F21!