I’m not going to lie, styling one piece two ways is much easier in the fall thanks to the ability to layer. This month’s spotlight piece: plaid pants. I’m styling these affordable black and white houndstooth plaid pants one way today, then switching things up and styling them a second way tomorrow.
First things first – I love the menswear trend! It is back in full swing this season so you may as well embrace it. (See more menswear inspo in my Fall Trends online magazine – click here.) And I 100% did just that with a full suit set! Yep, these awesome pants have a matching BLAZER. (Truthfully, the matching blazer is what put me over the edge to want to style these plaid pants for you.)
This gave me the idea to re-style the traditional pantsuit into something a little more modern and fun.
I ditched the typical blouse and wore the blazer as the shirt itself. Since it’s double breasted, it closed enough to totally cover my front without feeling like I walked out of the house and forgot my shirt.
SIZING NOTE: I’m a 4 and wearing a size small in the pants. For the blazer, I went for a medium to allow some room in the chest, but I might have been able to get away with a small.
To add some shape, I cinched my waist with this croc-embossed belt that I bought for Fashion Week. I have been getting SO much use from this belt; I honestly originally bought it because I thought that the square buckle added some visual interest. I’ve worn this so many times already and have only had this belt a little over a month. It’s a little on the pricier side for a belt, but to me I’ve gotten plenty of use out of it so far to justify the cost. Plus, as it starts to cool off, think of all the sweater dresses and tunics you can wear with it! I wear a size small in this belt so that I can keep it up around my waist.
I felt like a power suit required some serious accessories, so I brought out my confidence booster AKA my classic black Chanel bag. To finish the look, I added a bright red lip (color is Jungle Red by NARS) and black suede heels.
I mean, if you’d going to put on a suit you better be a boss, right?
Check back tomorrow to see how I styled these plaid pants a second way.