Tartan is one of those patterns that will always be in style. Sure, it may not always be in the spotlight, but once fall rolls around, plaid prints somehow always work. Don’t you think? I’ve always loved classic red tartan, especially in jackets and button downs, but I don’t think I’ve ever owned a plaid skirt—or in this color scheme! I like how neutral it all feels and how I know that if I tuck it away for a while, regardless of when I take it out, it’ll be in style.
I’m all about glitzy details. The little embellished touches added to clothes, shoes, and beyond to make them more special. That also make the most simplest of outfits feel pulled together—like this one. And because I wore so many basics over the holiday break (think jeans, t-shirts, and sweaters) I had to find a way to make it all feel acceptable (to me at least!). A sparkly collar poking out over a sweater and a pair of flat mary janes with bedazzled heels, was perfectly acceptable in my book.
Some people find mixing prints to be one of the more intimidating trends. Sure, it can be a challenge to pair the unexpected together. But once you’re able to achieve it, you not only feel accomplished, but there are infinitely more outfits to be worn—all within your closet! It takes time and practice to master, but something that’s helped me improve my mixing skills, is picking a color scheme within your prints and sticking to it. I like being able to put myself up to a challenge, and when this dress and sweater combo came to my mind, I just went with it. That helps too—don’t overthink your mixing, otherwise it’ll just make you crazy and lose confidence. Even though there’s a lot going on in this sweater, pairing it with the polka dots somehow…works.