One of my favorite parts about having a downsized wardrobe, is the creativity it takes to keep things fresh - especially when the holidays roll. With all of the parties and get-togethers its easy to feel like you need a whole new wardrobe to cope. To work around this, I have found that I can always count on a strategic mix of basic plaid and festive accessories to get me through all the festivities. To demonstrate just how easy it is to upgrade your plaid for the holidays, I put together a look that I will certainly be wearing this season.
When worn with a vibrant shawl, statement necklace and sparkly earrings, my basic plaid shirt instantly feels party ready. I opted for pearls because I love them but you can wear whatever statement necklace and earrings you have on hand (If you don't have any and don't want to invest in any just yet, don't hesitate to check stores like Forever 21 which often have great festive options this time of year).
To keep the look more casual I paired it with black skinny jeans and fun bow flats, but you could easily wear it with a basic skirt and heels for a dressier feel. Or, if you will be spending the holidays in a cooler location you can swap out the shawl for a red cardigan or pull over, black slacks and ankle booties and you are good to go.
Shirt: Ralph Lauren / Skinny Jeans: LOFT / Flats: Salvatore Ferragamo / Shawl: A gift from Rome / Necklace and Earrings: J. Crew
Until next time, Happy Holidays!