Fall Style Watch: Pretty in Plaid
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This fall, I challenge you to start paying more attention to where you shop. Whether it be for groceries or your new tee. Now, I’m not saying you should give up Target completely (let’s not get crazy- there are some times you just need something quick or inexpensive) but try swapping out a few big box buys for small business finds. As an added bonus, you won’t see everyone else wearing those fab new boots or carrying that trendy purse.
Expanding my fashion options to include small online boutiques has not only expanded my wardrobe but it has put cheap clearance rack finds in a different light. I’d rather spend the extra for quality pieces that will be wardrobe staples year after year than buy cheap and replace them ad nauseum. Aventura is my newest discovery in sustainable fashion (Click to learn more and see how they’re helping survivors of domestic abuse get back on their feet) and I was not disappointed when I opened the box to find exquisitely made items with high quality fabrics and fresh designs.
One of my favorite things to do when I find a unique piece is to focus on all the ways I can wear it. I haven’t even begun to explore all of them with this Aventura plaid shirt, but I have scratched the surface. My first thought was that this would make a gorgeous dress, but even on me it was just a little too short (maybe if I didn’t lift my arms up all day?! Close but no cigar). Then I had a lightbulb moment, we layer tanks and tees and jumpsuits. Why not layer a tunic? I pulled out a dress I already had and threw it on. Then I reached for this Aventura plaid button up and they were a match made in heaven. Plus, I love the flirty button detail in the back. It adds the perfect bit of femininity to a classically masculine pattern.
Recreate this look:
Begin with a base layer dress in a solid color (here’s where you can skimp, find your base dress on the clearance rack or your local thrift store or even your own closet like I did). Add a tunic like this beautiful plaid or this neutral tee from Aventura. Voila, you have turned a tunic into a dress and created a unique look.
Eco-conscious fashion starts in your own closet. You can create a new look with things you already own. When you have to shop new, look at the brands you’re supporting and choose high quality, earth friendly. Happy shopping, happy living!
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Shirt: c/o Aventura
Jacket: c/o Aventura
Bag: Bedstu (sold out)
What an awesome idea! I love the layers for Fall!!
I adore this shirt! I don’t have anything like it! I can’t wait for sweaters, jeans and boots!
I’m super excited for boots!
I love the shirt, but I love the jacket even more! There was a group of people somewhere on the web who had a challenge to go a whole year without buying anything new, to get everything second hand if they needed it to be more eco-concious. I don’t know how it turned out, but they had kids and everything.
That’s amazing. I’m so bad at it but I try to make sure I wear everything in multiple ways. I love the coat too because it’s so functional! They have a couple cute ones. I think if you can’t curb your shopping habit at least shop places that you believe in. Whether it’s because they’re run by mamas (like Bailey Rose & Co or Asterisk Boutique) or a company like this with strong charitable and earth friendly values!
I love layering! Plaid looks great on you!
What an adorable top!?❤️
First of all, DID YOU CUT YOUR HAIR?!?!? Second, you look fabulous. Thirdly, I love layers. And the warm colors. And the TALL boots. ?
Haha I didn’t! I have short hair but I think I may have used my extensions here- don’t tell anyone ? I just got some tall boots! Love that about fall too.
My favorite fall trend is Plaid, of course. I also love the ruffled sleeve sweaters!
Oh I looove ruffles too. Plaid is so much fun. I love all the ways you can wear it!
First, please come help me be fashionable. Second, I need this look! I live in Florida, so it isn’t really ever frigid here, but this look would be PERFECT since my legs would be exposed!! LOVE!
I love turning things into something unexpected. It was fun to style this one out of the box (it really was just a tad too short to be a dress but I thought about it for a few minutes before I came up with this idea).
This is a beautiful look for the fall! I love the bright blue in the plaid and those boots are perfect! I’m sure their comfy too – a BIG plus!
Love this shirt! I love love love plaid so much and really dig the bright colors.
I love my boots and long shirts! I was so excited for Fall to arrive!
I love that shirt and your layering idea! That’s something I would have never thought of.
Me neither until I saw that shirt. It’s so funny when you sit down and really think of the ways you can wear something- it was too hot for jeans and here it is! ❤️ thank you!
I like boots and the ruffle trend that is going on right now.
I love boots!
Love the plaid but smitten by the boots! One thing I can’t wait to start wearing again is my faux fur vest. Cosy!
I love this flannel shirt! You look fabulous and it is the perfect piece for fall and winter. The layering is great, too.
Boots and sweaters! I also dress in a lot of layers and like darker colored clothes.
Booth, shrugs ,scarfs and what not . I love fall and everything related to it ?
I love layers.
Cute shirt! Love plaid!
Boots are my favorite trend!!!!!
You look fab! I especially like the jacket! Could wear it to everything! And yes I agree that we should try to shop from local and small store more often to support each other.
This is such a gorgeous outfit! totally entering your giveaway, thanks!
My favorite fall trend is dresses over leggings. Hoping I win the raffle!
I really like that plaid shirt! I have one that’s very similar to it!
Love flat boots!
I just like the crisp weather. I’m not really into any trends
I love layering and denim jackets. I really love all the different boot styles that are out for fall. Thanks for the giveaway!
I like flannel and sweatshirt dresses
Long Sleeves! Great shirt.
Love the plaid! Perfect for fall.
My favorite fall trend is cozy neutral colored socks peeking out of hiking boots!
putting on the good woolens. And wearing nice leather shoes! 🙂
Love this look! Such a vibrant plaid and love how you styled it!
Wow, this is beautiful. I love the colors.
i love layering but i also like to wear thick cardigans and sweaters
I love this top! I am all about plaid in the fall and I love that back detail.
I love a great fitting top like the blue one you have on. Love it! And can’t go without my fall boots!
I love the plaid!
My favorite trend is big sweaters and leggings
I’m liking ankle boots with extra details, like fringe and hardware.
Jewel tone velvet
Oooh that’s a good one! I’m loving velvet this fall!
JAMIE, I just love these vibrant colors on you! They seriously compliment your skin tone! Fall is just the best for everything, especially fashion.
This shirt is so cute! I’m most excited to bring out dusters and cardigans this fall!
Lauren @ Celestial Livin
Love that shirt! You are getting me so excited for fall! This year I am most excited for BOOTS!!!!!!
My fav fall trend is still boots!
I love the shirt, it can be use with just leggings or short. I could wear this every day
I love love love the shirt! the details on the back are so pretty! I love to wear plaid shirts like this one with skinny jeans and tall boots in the fall! 🙂
I love it! So vibrant but autumnal at the same time. Such a good balance.
Boots and scarves are my absolute favorite fall trend! Now that October is here, I can’t wait to start wearing them again!
Boots. Can you find me some boots that won’t bother my plantar fasciitis? ?I’m so tired of tennis shoes, but the boots I have will hurt my feet.
What exactly do you need for support for that? I have several brands of boots that are really comfy. Rockport for one, dansko is another. Plus, have you tried inserts?
Flannel is definitely my favorite fall trend! I love how you’ve layered your look.
So cute! Love the shirt and the whole look!
Love that shirt! Plaid and booties are my must haves for Fall!
Absolutely love the shirt!
My favorite fall trend is boots! Tall, short, medium, whatever!!!!
My favorite fall trend this year is ankle boots and the color mustard. 🙂
As someone who spent her formative high school years during the Grunge period, I have a soft spot in my heart for plaid. It’s just full of happiness and homey-ness for me. The fashion equivalent of comfort food, lol. I would wear it every single day if I could!!
I am just getting into how much layers can elevate an outfit however I have always loved boot weather. I feel like they can elevate an outfit.
I love plaid!!! So glad to see it everywhere ☺️
I love layers for fall—cardigans, vests, flannel shirts.
I love the plaid shirt, it is something that I could see myself wearing.
Such a cute tunic! Love the colors and the details on the back. I also really like how you styled it 🙂
Obsessed with this look! I need those boots!
Totally love fall! Love the utility vest trend and I’ve always loved scarves!
I love fall and plaid. My favorite fall trend is blanket scarfs. I must own like ten.
I love ankle boots! Each trend that rolls in every fall season makes me love them even more!
Love your outfit! I love fall fashion in general, but my go-to is a cozy sweater or flannel with boots. <3
I love that florals are coming back in style this fall!
Oh easy!! Ruffled and bell sleeve blouses are easily my favorite fall trend!
I love that this company gives back! I like to support small, local boutiques too.
Super cute colors!!!!!
Love how you styled that shirt dress! Adore the colors too!
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Love this plaid. I am looking forward to wearing layers and boots.
I just love plaid and boots!
I like layering and wearing boots. The shirt looks nice. I like the colours.
Uggs and skirts!
i LOVE plaid! come fall/winter it is all you see me wearing. I love the blues and reds together in this one looks great!
My favorite fall trends are boots and cardigans.
Flannel — now if it would get cool enough we could wear it!!
I would love one of those shirts!! I love the scarves and plaid shirts in the colder months but also I love being able to bring a blanket with my daughter and I when we go outside. Gosh it is so fun to cuddle up in the cold!!
I love the shirt.
I love boots!! That shirt looks great on you.
Oh I love plaid, but my favourite autumn trend is the good old scarf! So cosy.
This is such a beautiful outfit, I will see if I can try this look because it looks so awesome for fall.
My favorite fall trend is boots
My favorite trend is big sweaters, long shirts or dresses paired with leggings.
My favorite fall trend is pumpkin everything! Haha!
I love your outfit. It’s gorgeous. My fave fall trend this year is the leather moto jacket. Of course this look is timeless but I love that it has taken center stage this year.
I love the dress, leggings and boots look
I love layering for fall
I do love fall and I have a couple of plaid shirts. The pattern can be year round if you choose the lighter fabric. Good choice.
I’m so excited for leggings and long sweaters!
I love fall fashion posts!! Your fall-inspired outfit is adorable, I love the colors!
This shirt is so cute! Love the length! Would love this!
Opps I hit post too soon. My favorite is stil the classic navy quilted vest!
My favorite fall trend is boots!
I love boots for fall.
Boots are really big where I live.
Love anything plaid! I agree Iv been noticing my clothes and my kids clothes are falling apar so Iv been trying to buy a little more expensive and they r lasting longer! It’s totally worth it 🙂
I have a lot of favorite Fall trends. I love plaids, cozy sweaters, and boots.
So cute!! I’m obsessed with plaid!!!
This is so cute!
I love the layers and cute comfy sweaters that come with fall every year!
I love layers! Never get to do it in South Florida but I think it looks beautiful and sophisticated.
The blue on this almost looks unreal its so pretty. I wish I could pull off plaid of any type, but i usually end up looking like a hot mess.
Great combination of autumn dress, jacket, and boots. Person who wears them adding more values 🙂
Damn girl! You’re killing me with that button detailing in the back. So cute!
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