I think I have stalked several websites for plaid blazers and trousers over the last couple of months. If you go on retail sites, you will see a barrage of plaid blazers and different checked and plaid trousers. I love this look! Even though I am not in the “workforce” per se, it still makes me feel good to wear a plaid suit!
The location here is on Lake Norman, near our hang out, The Cottage. We usually kill 2 birds with one stone and do pictures here as there are some great settings. They had a fire pit going outside the restaurant next door, and we were about to warm ourselves up with our favorite Cabernet, Juggernaut from Napa, CA. I need my social time and I just love getting around the table and chatting with friends we have made there. Since my husband also works from home, it is nice to chat and get out!
I mentioned yesterday we went to a festival ar our local Farm to see border collies herd sheep. They are amazing dogs! We also watched a dog diving and this lab bought on Craigslist won at over 7 feet high and about 27 feet long. I would love to see Shih Tzus dive jump 2 feet! Lol! I would pay to see that!
This 2 yr old brown and white border collie would collapse into my arms and face as she would want a belly rub. She was very loving . I read that border collies need 2 hours a day of exercise as they are quite energetic and intelligent dogs.
Mad for Plaid- with a feminine touch
I was looking on H&M, Zara, Mango, and finally found trousers from H &M with this black and camel plaid pattern. I went to the store to try it on and they didn’t have the matching blazer to go with it. After about a month of feverishly stalking the website, the jacket finally came in stock in my size. I am wearing a 4 in both pieces, which is my regular size.
I thought of the possibilities of wearing this blazer and trousers separately and I will share it on the blog. In college, I had dark mustard and black plaid suit ( mini skirt and blazer set) that I adored wearing. I love a menswear look and thought this “suited” me just fine! You do know Id have to put my own spin on it though right? I went first for my floral silk blouses, and love the idea of mixing florals and plaid. But, I saw this rust-colored lace shell, with ruffles down the middle, and thought it would be a perfect mix!! The mix of masculine and feminine really gets my heart pumping!
Just a note! I bought this outfit about 10 days ago, and it is already out of stock at H&M. I am linking others that are similar or plaid blazers that I like. Here is a plaid Jacket from Nordstrom that is similar.
I have also linked some plaid trousers that I like or are similar.
If you missed yesterday’s post- Dark Florals with My Combat Boots- then you will see why!
So many ways to wear these pieces- here are a few.
- A classic look with the pants and camel sweater. Add sneakers for a more youthful and modern touch!
- Wear the blazer with jeans and style it with another print to print mix. Stripes, florals, other fun prints to create visual interest.
- You can’t go wrong with a plaid blazer and dark denim for Fall. Add some knee-high boots to your skinny jeans.
- Wear the blazer with a faux leather skirt. This is great “faux-leather weather” ( I just like saying that!)
- Wear the trousers with a Fall warm cozy thick knit.
- Try wearing the plaid blazer over a floral dress – the blazer adds additional shape and the patterns are fun to mix.
- There are plenty of ways to style these separates, stay tuned.
I’ve bought a double-breasted blazer as well and have some ideas on styling it. For me, even though I work on the blog from home; I enjoy wearing whatever I like to go out. If I suit makes me feel good one day and jeans and sneakers the next, it’s all about having fun with fashion!
blazer – H&M ( out of stock, this jacket is similar)
Trousers -H&M ( limited sizes, linked other plaid pants. )
lace shell- Zara a few years ago
Dolce Vita booties- Nordstrom ( a similar pair)
vintage earrings- Etsy
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