I don't know about you, but I love wearing plaid! It's casual and fun, and it looks great with almost everything. Today I'm sharing a few tips so you can make the most of plaid paired it with a vest.
Vest: Aeropostale (old) [similar here + here] | Plaid Shirt: Francesca's [similar here] | Lipstick: Revlon in “Seduction” | Blush: Too Faced in “Baby Love” | Makeup: Anastasia Beverly Hills | Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills + Anastasia Beverly Hills in “Dark Brown” | Mascara: Too Faced | Liner: Tarte | Sunscreen: Mario Badescu
I love the larger sized print on this plaid pattern. I bought the shirt in Francesca's recently and it was a new item, so you should be able to find it for the next month or two if you have Francesca's stores near you (it was only $38). Here are a few of my tips for wearing plaid with a vest:
1. Select a flattering color: You know those colors you receive compliments on whenever you wear them? Wear more of those! I get lots of compliments on blue, pink, green, and yellow, so I wear them a lot. Here's a quick quiz from Seventeen to help you determine your skin tone so you'll know what looks best on you.
2.Wear a (somewhat) fitted shirt: You don't want your shirt to billow out of your vest like a sheet, so make sure you to wear a somewhat fitted style if you're pairing it with a vest.
2.Wear a solid color to break things up: With such a large checked pattern on my shirt, I could've technically worn a vest with a small print (like a navy & white houndstooth), but it definitely works best — and is easiest — to pair a solid with plaid. I pulled the darker navy color from my shirt to wear with this outfit. A solid-colored vest has the added bonus of making your upper body look slimmer and it hides your tummy if you have any issues you want to cover there.
I hope these tips help! If you have any questions, just let me know in the comments. Here's a post my mom wrote on Divine Caroline that's full of tips about wearing plaid.
Have a great weekend!
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