First, I have to eat up my comment from an earlier blogpost on plaids:-)

As you can see in the last 2 rows of picties, I usually didn't have a problem with plaids on my lower half:

-second row is a new chuncky black+metallic thread and zipered on front cardi and an older mixmedia graphic tee.

-the third row is repeating a 2 years old outfit(only scarf, specs and booties new). This is a classic example of debombshelling a plaid pencil with an embelished sweatshirt, and hah, will have to repeat this for Santa:-).

Both outfits were worn to work.

BUT have had MAJOR problems, with the plaid shirt...

As it comes out from my comment back then I didn't even had the intention to make it work for my lifestyle. Button downs are not my thing in general, not to speak of plaid shirts. But, it bugged me a lot as I started paying attention to details in Angie's insistently comming up blog posts about it and discovered that a plaid shirt can be styled not only for casuals, but dressier, too.

I lately figured out the key was a monochromatic look and a medium scale strict pattern. So, here it is my new, bl&w&grey gingham shirt styled to make it work for my office(which is the local head of a somehow creative industry). Surely, it's a classic and overused silouette for me, but the pencil is a waxed black denim, the jacket a crushed effect moto like and there are some houndsthooth patterned tights with some black booties(new this year), too.

Should I mention the happiness factor was through out the roofs. For all the 3 outfits! You can clearlytell how much fun I had eventually with my plaids.

Thanx for reading so far, and be sure all the comments are very much appreciated. I always learn and find out something new from them!

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