Plaid 3 Ways

I’m back in the Midwest! It was a vacation full of fancy dresses as I attended a wedding in Florida. While it was a gorgeous event, I started to remember why I loved being in comfortable clothing. The Electric Slide makes my strapless bra shift, and line dancing causes my feet to hurt. And I do both of those things as often as I can! I suddenly longed for the button downs that I wear almost daily. Because of this, I decided to style 3 plaid shirts for several scenarios.

All three flannels are from Old Navy and are a ‘Boyfriend’ style. Although minimal, there is a difference between the ‘Classic’ and ‘Boyfriend’ fit, so keep that in mind when shopping!

See three different style options below.

The  Flirt




Flannel: Old Navy (Big Red) // Sunnies: Ilymix**

This look is dressed up with pumps but still feels roomy. Add a chic pair of sunglasses and a bag, and you’ve enhanced a simple buffalo plaid to the next level.


The Prepster




Flannel: Old Navy (Heather Gray) // Fossil Sydney Crossbody: Nordstrom Rack,

Now that it’s chilly, I’d recommend adding tights to this corduroy skirt. I would also suggest tucking a button down shirt into a high waisted skirt with ankle boots. It’s the perfect way to keep the look casual while still feeling like a girly girl.


The Tomboy




Flannel: Old Navy (Blue Black) // Sunnies: Ilymix**, Converse: Chuck Taylor

Over-sized scarfs and gingham shirts are what I live for in the winter. Even though I wear the blue-on-blue look often, this is definitely one of my favorite combos.

There are a million more ways one could style a plaid button down. I chose three, but if you’re looking for even more inspiration, follow me on Pinterest as I delve into all the styles that seem to be trending.

**For all Ilymix items, enter THECLOSETDIME20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase!