How We Wore It: Plaid

Emily here to bring you another in a series of occasional posts showing how the women of Shaped by Style wore a particular style, trend or look.


Today I’m showcasing plaid — a versatile print that we’ve worn many different ways. Here are some of my favorites:


Hannah showed us two ways to wear a classic plaid button-down when she first introduced herself to this group:


I love these colors on Hannah, no matter what length her hair is! Read more of her introduction post here: Hannah | The Outfit Repeater



Justine featured this fun take on a classic workwear look, the red plaid button-down, just the other day:


Plaid + polka dots is always a win in my book! See more of Justine’s look here: Menswear?! (Workwear Wednesday)



Even though Skye’s shrunken shirtdress took center stage in this post, I couldn’t help noticing the subtle plaid of the dress underneath:


These pastel tones against the brick building and snowy ground are so lovely. See more here: What do you do with a shrunken shirtdress?



kEver since I saw Kristina’s self-drafted gingham plaid circle skirt, I’ve been longing for one of my own:


And as always, her accessories are right on point — I love the way the colors of this outfit harmonize with the colors around her, too! See more here: Gingham circle skirt, ice cream print, and a cherry on top



For myself, I’m throwing it back to a look from a few years ago where I tried to make a plaid baby-doll dress look office-appropriate:


I’m not sure if I look professional, but I do love the muted colors of this dress — time to dust it off and wear it again one of these days!

What’s your favorite way to wear plaid — casual, dressy, vintage- or menswear-inspired? Let us know in the comments — we love to hear from you!