Pink plaid reads risky and a bit of punk. But a classic A-line skirt with a pink plaid can be office appropriate with the right top or jacket as well as accessories. Read about the many options of how to style a pink plaid skirt for work.
- Pink Is for More than just Lipstick and Nail Polish
- Plaid in Extreme Colors like Pink or Turquoise Is Risky
- Stay with the Colors of the Plaid and/or Neutrals
- Polka Dot and Plaid Can Look Great Together
- Mixing Plaid with Leaf Print
- Add a Pop of Color
- Wrapping Up: How to Style a Pink Plaid Skirt for Work
- Top of the World Style linkup party No. 264
Pink Is for More than Just Lipstick and Nail Polish
I always had a knack for pink. My longtime readers may remember my post about my love for a beautiful look in pink that featured how I wore my pink at different times thru the decades. Today’s post shows how I style my pink plaid skirt for the office. The skirt is an ebay find from a couple of years ago and has become one of my summer basics over time.
Plaid in Extreme Colors like Pink or Turquoise Is Risky
Every shade of pure red, or bluish red is something I can’t resist. When I saw this pink plaid skirt I had to have it. It’s Burberry and pink, you know! Who can resist a Burberry plaid skirt in one’s size in one of the favorite colors at a bargain? Not me, sorry.
Tip: When wearing pink, make sure it doesn’t look girly.
Well, plaid is easily categorized as Punk Style and pink easily falls in the category of girly or Romantic Style. Thus, this combination reads “risky”. In other words, one has to be careful how to style it when one wants to go for an office-appropriate business casual summer look. I was well aware of that, but I had some ideas that I want to share here. You can find tips to look sophisticated in plaid in the post at the link.
Stay with the Colors of the Plaid and/or Neutrals
I love to pair pink with brown, white, taupe, or black. For the work outfit example below, I picked the black-taupe theme and combined the black-white-pink plaid with my Burberry Brit trench coat, a black silk blouse, black patent leather wedges and a white jade and black onyx statement necklace for an office appropriate look. You can find a review of the necklace at the link. I added a white black striped cardigan as the AC can be pretty chilly and the cardigan nicely picks up the colors of the skirt, necklace, and shirt. The perfect accessory for this look so to speak.
Stylist’s tip: Never wear a brand or designer head-to-toe. Limit yourself to two pieces at most.
Polka Dot and Plaid Can Look Great Together
When the pattern is large and your have a polka dot top in colors of the tartan, give the mix a try. The mix can look incredibly stylish as the photos below prove.
Mixing Plaid with Leaf Print
The next example again bases on the black-white pink color scheme. This time a leave print top is paired with the A-line skirt. You could also go for a zebra print or a snow leopard print top. See the post at the link for a guide on how to mix prints and patterns.
Adding a Pop of Color
My late Mom always said that yellow looks great with my black hair. For starters, I am a brunette. But I 100% agree that black and yellow make a stark contrast and color statement. Pink and black look also great together. But just for them alone, it would scream 1980s. Yellow and white together are an eternal summer classic. Thus, why not adding a yellow pop of color to a look with this skirt?
More on how to wear pink with other colors in this guide.
Wrapping Up: How to Style a Pink Plaid Skirt for Work
When you intend to buy a plaid skirt think twice about which pieces in your closet will go with it. Also to not look cheap learn what to look for when buying a plaid skirt before you hit the mall.
In my first September in Alaska, I overheard someone saying to a cashier
Do you have a “risky” piece? What is it and how do you style it? Send me an email. I am curious.
Top of the World Style linkup No. 264
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