Saturday, December 27, 2014

20+ Ways to Wear a Gingham (Plaid, Checkered, Buffalo Plaid, or Buffalo Check) Shirt

One of this year's fashion trends: a gingham shirt -- especially in black or navy. And often in the large-scale plaid often called "buffalo check" or "buffalo plaid." (Wonder why? Here's the history of buffalo plaid.)

One of my favorite ways to wear it; with a strong color.

Conversely, I also love it mixed with other neutrals...

It's often paired with pearls, a playful contrast for the plaid's masculine overtones.

Pairing it with a girly skirt has a similar effect. 

Or go extra-girly and pair it with pearls and a skirt!

A checkered shirt is often seen peeking out from under a light sweater.

Love it with this mint green...

And paired with... polka-dots? No, hedgehogs!

Topping it with a jacket, blazer, vest, cardigan, and/or large scarf can tone down the impact of that big plaid...

(Do you love military vests and utility jackets? Check out 15 Ways to Wear a Military Vest.)

Or keep it straight-up simple: throw on your gingham shirt, a pair of jeans, and you're good to go!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

19 Ways to Wear a Chambray Shirt for Fall and Winter

Love that chambray shirts -- or jeans shirts, denim shirts -- are very much in style this Fall/Winter! So versatile; how to wear a chambray shirt...

Over a plaid shirt, and/or under a leather jacket.

Over a lacy shirt, under a chunky sweater.

One super-popular option is chambray paired with camel or tan.

Fall trend trifecta: chambray shirt, skinny jeans, leopard-print flats!

Chambray shirts are also lovely layered under cream or oatmeal sweaters.

Or under a white, cream, or black blazer.

Another trendy combo: chambray paired with a bright color like mustard, or poppy.

LOVE this combo! Navy, chambray, and brick.

Another hot trend this Fall/Winter: pair it with an oversize plaid scarf...

...or a military vest.

Like those last two? Check out

Sunday, November 2, 2014

18 Outfits Pairing Sneakers With Skinny Jeans

Can you wear sneakers with skinny jeans?

Why, yes. Yes you can! How about...

With classic black and white Chucks:

Too cute not to include...

Another classic look: mostly-white Vans or Chucks...

Leopard-print slip-ons are popular right now...

(Like the plaid scarf? Check out 15 Ways to Wear a Plaid Scarf.)

I like this pair, by Aerosoles:

Burgundy ( aka eggplant, aubergine, merlot, bordeaux, cabernet, etc...) is another hot trend in casual shoes:

Black Nikes (or the like) with blue jeans and black-and-white top, a cute weekend option:

For Fall, picture this outfit with a casual blazer...

Classic (or "retro") New Balance are also having their day...

Again, with the merlot...

And here are several pairs that are cute enough to deserve their own spotlight...

J Slides Fletcher Sneakers - $75. Anthropologie

Vans slip-on sneakers in a tribal print

Vans in preppy washed-canvas colors, with leather laces.

Lace-up sneaks (Keds? Vans?) in an 80's-ish floral

DC Bristol in a blue-gray suede - $27.50 at 6pm!