Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Plaid Santa: ootd

    I wish I'd had this outfit in time for Thanksgiving, but shipping times made that impossible.  It will just have to be a rustic kind of Christmas style.  This outfit all started with the sweater.  I'd been looking for a nice long vintage wool skirt, but with all the options out there, I just couldn't decide.  Plus the prices for great vintage skirts can be about as much as new wool skirts, so that search was stalled.  Then I came across this sweater on a resale site and suddenly I knew exactly what kind of skirt to search for, something with plenty of autumn spice colors.
    Even though this sweater is a solid, it has so many great details.  The lace neckline, belted waist, and my favorite part the buttons scattered along the shoulder and sleeves made this top a must have. Since the top had these embellishments, I didn't feel that it was necessary to add much jewelry.  A necklace, for example, or dangle earrings would have taken attention away from the sweater.
    I chose this skirt because it shares the brown color palette, but no shade exactly matches the sweater.  The same goes for the heels, they're in the same palette, but don't exactly match the brown in the skirt.  Remember that using lots of matching colors has no visual interest.  The goal is to create something harmonious not boring.  Using related colors, similar to the ombre method I've been posting about lately, creates something very interesting to the eye.    
    As far as interesting goes, this skirt has it all.  Not only is this a gorgeous pattern, I love the fact that this is a full skirt and comes just below my knees which makes it great for winter wear with tights and flats or even boots.  However, long skirts aren't a necessity for colder months.  In my next plaid skirt post, I'll be winterizing the opposite of this skirt, a mini wool pencil skirt. 

Shop the Look:
Sweater is second hand Anthropologie
Skirt is second hand ModCloth Simple Math by Pink Martini
Heels are from ModCloth
Earrings are from ModCloth
Ring is Handmade by me


  1. I found your blog at Modcloth Style Section and I must say I love it!
    That sweater is beautiful! I wish I could get one for myself.
    The way you paired it with the plaid skirt was genius! Super beautiful!

    The Vintage Owl | Bloglovin

  2. Gosh I came across this on modcloth's style gallery.. such a lovely outfit!



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