Hi all! A few weeks ago I saw this plaid shirt in Zara and I was immediately attracted to the soft colorway on the cream background. I was looking for a solid shirt at the time (remembering my new goals to Loosen Up, Lighten Up, Straighten Up, Modernize, and Solidify) so I passed it by so I could think about it.

I suddenly became mad for plaid, and noticed it everywhere, especially here on the forum. After trying numerous similar plaid shirts, I ended up ordering this one after all. There was something about the colors and the way they matched up the plaid, using bias cut pieces for the pockets and back yoke that surpassed the others. The buttons are beautiful too. After I ordered it, I realized that there was something reminiscent of the Burberry cream check about the pattern--which I LOVE. Ha. In the high-low equation, Zara is my "high end " and thrift stores are, as you're about to see, my low.

Enter my jeans and boots, which were paid for by my credit at a consignment store. I traded in two pairs of body con skinnies for these distressed jeans by Genetic Denim. They have a slouchy fit and are infinitely more comfortable. The price tag on them read "generic denim" so I had no idea they were premium jeans until I got home and read the sewn-in tag and googled it.

ETA: the part that I lost, and will try to remember:

You all helped me decide on these taupe suede chelsea boots by KORS Michael Kors, also from the consignment store. This is their first WIW, but I have been enjoying them very much, with these jeans and also my white ones.

I added my Celine jacket (from Goodwill) to try to dress up the outfit, which I felt was bordering on grunge. I hope it helps! I went without a belt today, and I really prefer not to wear one in general. Do you think the outfit looks unfinished though? Also, I am new to rolling. How are my cuffs? I'd appreciate any feedback or advice on how to do better, and thank you!

ETA 2: Photos 6 and 7 include my metallic belt. It's pretty sparkly. What do you think? Too much? When I bought it I was wearing my white jeans and it's lower contrast against them than it is against these blue jeans. There seems to be a preference among the replies for a belt to fill the loops and finish the outfit. I could certainly add it when I'm going out.

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