What Would Holley Wear: Plaid Tidings

“Plaid Tidings,” dear friends!  Since plaid is one of our favorite “it” patterns, we want to share some fun ways to wear plaid during the holiday season.  

I bet you are right in the middle of shopping and gift wrapping.  Speaking of wraps, let’s start with coats. A trench coat is “the coat” of the year.  When you add a plaid trench to the equation, you’ve got a holiday hit! We are major crushing on Burberry’s high-gloss trench….great for holiday shopping and even for a rainy day!  

If you own a classic camel trench, think about giving it a festive pop with a plaid scarf.  A plaid scarf draped over the shoulder and tucked through the coat belt is insanely stylish.  A green plaid scarf from Tuckernuck will add an effortlessly classic touch to any trench. And be sure to check out the beautiful red plaid coat by Nygard at Dillard’s.  Wow, with all the talk about trenches and scarves….I’m calling this “a wrap”!

Sometimes all we need to keep us warm in our Southern winter climate is a vest….right?  We love how a tartan plaid vest can be dressed up or dressed down. Wearing it with a cable sweater and black skinny jeans gives it a polished casual party look!  For a snow day, a plaid vest paired with leggings and duck boots will add warmth and style to a cold-weather ensemble.

How many ways can you wear a holiday plaid shirt?  Dozens….right? A look that will take you from the Christmas tree lot to happy hour is a pair of black leggings topped with a plaid shirt and fur vest.  Here’s to holiday cheer! And a green plaid shirt paired with a faux fur vest looks yummier than a cup of hot chocolate…don’t forget to add a candy cane!  

Want to know what pairs perfectly with a strand of pearls, a party skirt, and a cup of tea?  You guessed it….a plaid blouse. For a bit of sparkle, a plaid blouse and sequined skirt are the perfect combo for the office party.  We think plaid and tulle are a match made in heaven. So, show me a mother and daughter wearing matching plaid shirts and tulle skirts, and I’ll show you the most adorable holiday family photo-op….ever!   

Time to hang the greens?   A tartan mini skirt paired with a black sweater and tights makes for an ideal tree-trimming combo.  And be sure to check out J Crew’s plaid mini skirt and denim jacket ensemble. Speaking of great holiday combos….we are crazy about plaid pants or leggings paired with either a fur vest, sweater, or blouse.  Don’t you just love “plaid personality?”

What’s your comfy cozy style?  Mine is definitely a pair of plaid pajama bottoms paired with a gray sweater….a great look for Christmas morning. For a little extra coziness, be sure to add a pair of fur-lined moccasin slippers to your pajama ensemble. Plaid never looked so comfy!  

 As Christmas Day nears, we want to wish you and yours “Plaid Tidings” and have yourself a merry little Christmas….of course!


Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board here.


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