Saturday, September 6, 2014

Ways to Wear Plaid Shirts in Warmer Weather

It’s September now, and it’s hotter than ever, I swear! Since we’re coming up on fall soon and it’s still 100 degrees every day, I thought I should do some posts on fall trends. 

Plaid is increasing in popularity this season, and while I am personally not the biggest fan of plaid because it can change an outfit too much, I know there are people who are big fans of it. I decided to head to my closet and style some looks to go with my only plaid shirt that would be perfect for summer! I would just like you to know that I came up with all these myself, but I did go on the internet for inspiration. 

There are three looks here that I’ve managed to come up with that all go with this one plaid shirt I have. The great thing about plaid shirts is that there are also lightweight ones, so I recommend getting yourself one of those for the hotter days. But if you want to use a thicker one, so be it.
You can change these up anyway you want to, but if you want to keep them the way they are that’s okay too! 

1.       Nicer Occasions





Skirt | Forever 21, Shoes | Nine West (old), Crop Top | Aeropostale (old, similar here), Tank Top | Charlotte Russe, Plaid Shirt | American Eagle

This one personally is not one of my favorites, and I thought that the plaid shirt kind of took away from the rest of the outfit, but if you use a different type of skirt, like a bodycon skirt, it would probably look a lot better. This skirt just happened to be the only skirt I own that doesn’t have a print so I had to work with what I have. But if you have a nice occasion coming up, but still want to include that plaid shirt, this is perfect for you! You can combine that sophisticated skirt with the casual shirt to create the perfect look! I actually love wearing plaid button downs like a jacket! I combined it with a crop top of similar colors because I like the way it looks together. I put a tank top under it because I don’t really like the showing off of your midriff thing, but if you want to, that’s fine. I added some heels to make it look a little nicer, because I feel like sandals would look too casual. I also put my hair up in a ponytail because I think it matches the outfit well. 

2.       Crop tops and jeggings



Capris | American Eagle, Shoes | Charlotte Russe, Crop Top | American Eagle (old, similar here)

I actually like this one, I would totally wear it, and I think it would be great for the movies or just chilling it out. Since the crop top was loose and flowy like the shirt, I paired it with jegging capris (which are currently my new obsession) and finally a cute pair of sandals for the perfect touch. In my hair is a side braid, which I just felt matched the outfit. This one might not be as cool because of the capris, but you could wear shorts instead, if you wanted.

3.       Casually cute





 Tank top | Forever 21, Shorts | Aeropostale, Shoes | H&M

This outfit is my favorite of the three, because I would definitely wear this. Sometimes it’s just too hot to wear that plaid shirt, but you still want it there to make a statement. That’s why tying it around you waist is perfect! Just add a cute pair of shorts (I used my khaki shorts because I love turquoise and khaki together) and a t shirt or tank top that goes with the shirt. (Maybe you can’t see it in the picture, but there’s actually purple in the shirt. This one would be great for going to the mall, or hanging out with friends! And since it's very casual, I just left my hair down.

I really hope you all enjoyed this post, because I actually had a lot of fun trying out different outfits and taking these pictures. But if this helps you out, or you decide to use one of these looks or a variation of it, tweet me a picture, tag me in it on Instagram, email me a pic, tag my blog on the post, whatever! I don’t need credit, but I would like to see it! 

Also, if you happen to like my plaid shirt, I am really sorry but it’s no longer available, because I got it last Christmas from American Eagle. But you can get tons of different types of plaid button downs at so many places! (Aeropostale, Hollister, American Eagle, Marshall’s, TJMaxx, etc.)

Have a good rest of your weekend!

Mckenzie xx

36 comments:

  1. adorable outfits! plaid is the best :))

    xx threeblueballoons.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Anika! Plaid is not my favorite, but it's still cute!

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  2. I love plaid but I agree that it can be difficult to style without making it the main focus of a look. Love the second and third looks.

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    1. The second and third are my favorites, thanks Amelie!

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  3. I love all of the look. This shirts is awesome :)

    Kisses, Kali
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  4. Great post, I love plaid shirts! Nothing better thank wearing one with an anorak jacket for me!


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    1. Plaid shirts are cute! I've never tried that style before, sounds super cute!

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  5. Great plaid shirt. Love the color. xx
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  7. lovely green colour
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  8. So cute! Loving the plaid is a brighter color to go with the warm weather we have been having in Florida!

    <3 Shannon
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    1. Thank you Shannon! I agree, bright colors are perfect for our warm weather!

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  9. Love your outfit. Looking lovely!

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  10. Such a good post idea, especially for the transition from Summer to Autumn :)

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    xx

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  11. gorgeous outfit!
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  12. The color is great on you honey. #2 and #3 are my faves McKenzie. The last pic of you is so cute ;)
    kisses honey
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thank you so much Lenya! #2 and #3 are my favorites too :)

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  13. hello sweet girl! :)
    I`m here first time and I think you have a great blog! and pics so inspiring!!!! great job!
    So i wanna to ask you how about follow each other? I always follow back so let me know and we can keep in touch, will be great :) I love to know a new people!

    have a great day sweety!
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  14. I like the first outfit. The skirt and the shirt just looks too cute together.

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  15. You really suit plaid! The first outfit is my favourite though.

    Style Storms
    xo

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  16. Love all the ways you styled that great shirt!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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