I’ve said time and again that my go-to brainless work outfit formula is one that I learned from What Not to Wear:
Basic bottom + Interesting Top (pattern/fun detail/color) + Cardigan/Blazer = Outfit
And I follow that formula all the time. (Lots of examples here & here.) But until I saw this post from Maria at Dainty & Decadent that I used as inspiration in this post – I had never considered plaid as an option for the ‘interesting top’ piece. I guess I thought it was too casual?
While I do still think plaid would be too casual for a big meeting with your boss or an important client – I do think it’s a great pattern to rotate in for normal casual workdays.
Bright plaid shirt worn previously:
- Cutoff jean shorts & yellow flip flops
- Tan knit cardigan, skinny jeans & green rain boots
- Tan blazer, skinny jeans & riding boots