Plaid shirts have been in style for a very long time. A plaid shirt is a wardrobe essential when it comes to executing a more relaxed and care free look. It is amazing how versatile the pattern is. It can be as classy as a formal school uniform or as grunge as Kurt Cobain and his former rock band Nirvana. Consider the following tips on how to wear a plaid shirt.
With a Jean Jacket
Wearing a jean jacket over a plaid shirt looks very all American and is very comfortable. Throw on some black skinny jeans or leggings in order to look feminine as well. There are a variety of shoes that can be worn with this outfit. In order to compliment the patterned top you can wear some tough looking motorcycle boots. If the weather is too hot, some Converse or Van’s sneakers can also look great as well. Here is an example of Nicky Hilton looking fabulous in her jean jacket.
Wear Slouchy Boyfriend Jeans
If the shirt is more fitted it could look stylish worn with some boyfriend jeans. Gwen Stefani is known for having a rough girly look. I recently saw her in a style magazine wearing a fitted plaid shirt tucked into her boyfriend jeans. Her hair was done and she had on some cool sunglasses. It was a creative take on a timeless wardrobe classic. Unfortunately I could not find the same photo of Gwen Stefani online, but here is one that serves as a good example.
With a Blazer or Cardigan
If the top you have is more loose and long sleeved consider wearing it over a tank top unbuttoned. The top can also be worn with a black blazer in order to give a more feminine silhouette. Here is an example of Jessica Biel wearing a plaid shirt, a black sweater, and a tank top. She looks relaxed yet effortlessly chic and stylish.
Wear the Correct Accessories
I had never owned a plaid shirt until recently. The pattern made me nervous because I felt it made me appear masculine. I figured out how to address this problem. I either wear a cute scarf or put on a trendy bag. Hats are another way to pizzazz to your outfit.