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!


Simply comment on this blog post with your favorite fall trend to be entered to win an Aventura shirt of your choice! 

***Available to US residents in the lower 48 only. Void where prohibited. Entrants must be of 18 years or older. Must provide a valid email address to enter and collect prize within 48 hours of notification. Winner will be drawn and announced no later than the 10th of October.***
Shirt: c/o Aventura

Jacket: c/o Aventura

Boots: Dansko

Bag: Bedstu (sold out)

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