How I style a pink plaid skirt for the office
Burberry pink plaid skirt, Isaac Mizrahi cardigan Cartier Juste un clou bangle, amethyst earrings, Winkwood sunglasses, pantyhose, Prada nude pumps (all own), top c/o Coolibar
Contents
  1. Pink is for more than just lipstick and nail polish
  2. Stay with the colors of the plaid and/or neutrals
  3. Mixing plaid with leave print
  4. Add a pop of color
  5. Wrapping up
  6. 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.

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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, my black L.K. Bennett 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 cardi nicely picks up the colors of the skirt, necklace, and shirt. The perfect accessory for this look so to speak.

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older woman looking posh chic in a rose, black and white Burberry plaid bottom, black top and black and white necklace

over 50 years old stylist in Burberry skirt with silk blouse and designer jade and onyx necklace

Fashion blogger Nicole in Burberry pink plaid skirt with striped cardigan and jade and onyx necklace
Outfit details: Burberry London trench coat, Burberry pink plaid skirt, Jones New York silk top, Jaeger tote, L.K. Bennett patent leather wedge heels,The Limited striped cardigan, Hermes collier de chien bangle, unbranded pantyhose, vintage watch family heirloom, statement silver with gold plated ruby ear studs (all own), and 14K gold plated white jade and black onyx necklace c/o Almo Jewellery

Mixing plaid with leave 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.

over 50 years old woman in mixed prints with gray cat

style blogger in plaid skirt, leave print top, pantyhose

Alaskan woman with cat in front of pink bush and birches

blogger in pink a-line skirt, leave print top, jacket over shoulders, headband
Burberry pink plaid skirt, Isaac Mizrahi cardigan Cartier Juste un clou bangle, amethyst earrings, Winkwood sunglasses, pantyhose, studded headband, Prada nude pumps (all own), top c/o Coolibar

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?

mature woman in fall work outfit with yellow purse, plaid skirt and pink leather jacket

style blogger wearing a pink fake suit with yellow bag

over 40 years old lady mixing patterns of plaid and zebra print

over 50 years old modeling autumn's trend of pink with yellow
Outfit details: Newport News pink motorcycle jacket, BCBG wide statement belt, Burberry plaid pink A-line skirt, GNW zebra print cardigan worn as top, black pearl necklace, Anne Klein nude pumps, amethyst earrings and Longchamp sunflower yellow bag (all own)

Wrapping up

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.

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

Top of the World Style linkup party every week on Thursday

Welcome to the 264th Top of the World Style linkup party.

Readers' fav Laura in shorts, slides and floral blouse
Laura of Vanity and Me Style became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post.
Style winner Ellibelle in green denim red white floral top
Elke of Simply Ellibelle became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post.
My fav Debbie in pink floral shirt, camo hoodie, distressed jeans, pink sneakers
Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post.

Congrats Ladies! Grab your award buttons.

Gateway to the party room

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