After reading this post, you can come up with multiple outfit ideas for styling a plaid blazer with pieces from your wardrobe.
- A Well-cut Plaid or Tartan Blazer is Perfect for a Work Outfit
- Styling a Plaid Blazer Work Appropriate
- How to Pull the Outerwear Outfit Together
- Styling a Plaid Blazer with a Knit Dress
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A Well-cut Plaid or Tartan Blazer is Perfect for a Work Outfit
Tartan is a classic pattern. Many fashion lovers associate plaid with the signature pattern of Burberry. A blazer in plaid can be a timeless workhorse of a business casual work wardrobe. It’s a perfect pairing with jeans on Casual Friday.
I saw a similar tartan blazer on TV – I think it was one part of the Castle series. I fell in love how great a Burberry blazer looked. Prior to this show, I always associated circus and clowns with tartan jackets. Obviously, tartan works well for a work blazer when it is well cut, fitted, and has non-crayon colors. Ok, ok, the tartan of the clown is his work uniform too, but on purpose ugly and funny. 😉
Styling a Burberry Plaid Blazer Work Appropriate
A great advantage of a plaid blazer is that there are several colors that create the pattern. In the exemplary look above, the jacket’s colors served to pick the other pieces. See there are some stripes in red and burgundy in the tartan pattern of the blazer used for this post. Thus, adding a burgundy cashmere sweater, red suede skirt, and red tights plus burgundy patent leather ankle strap pumps makes a great Business Casual Style work outfit. The Gucci belt picks up the dark brown stripes in the blazer. The linen blouse matches the olive stripes of the blazer.
The outfit inspiration below demonstrates that reusing the concept of “using the colors in the fabric” will not lead to something like a cookie cutter style or being in a style rut.
You can find more on on how to look sophisticated in plaid clothing of all kinds in the guide at the link.
How to Pull the Outerwear Outfit Together
The outer outfit drops the patent leather pumps as they are unsuitable for snowy parking lots. Thus, they are carried to the office in the bucket bag. Instead, I wear brown booties for the commute. I like their interesting Louis XVI style heels.
In Winter Switch Your Footwear at the Office for Best Style.
To keep my ears warm I added the headband. It picks up the light brown of the bag’s LV monograms. Red gloves and the scarf’s red base color match with the tights. The scarf also picks up the olive of the motorcycle coat and the browns of the headband. The colors are not exactly the same, but close enough, but far enough away from each other to make it work.
Styling a Plaid Blazer with a Knit Dress
The plaid blazer outfit idea below applies the same basic concept as an example for further inspiration.
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