|1. 424 Fifth Lord & Taylor -Black Watch Plaid Blazer|
2. Old Navy -Popover Chambray Blouse
3. 424 Fifth Lord & Taylor -Black Watch Plaid Cropped Pant
|Tie: IZOD, in Mini Royal Stewart|
Shoe: DV by Dolce Vita, Bunny in Teal Suede
How I Styled It
A feminine take on a traditionally masculine look is a unique and stylish way to take on a trend.
To avoid looking 'matchy-matchy', this 'borrowed from the boys' Black Watch plaid blazer is paired with a cropped, slim fit pant in a similar (and smaller) pattern.
Style Tip: When dressing in monochrome, utilize different types of fabric (in this case, wool blazer and poly-cotton blend pant) to add visual depth.
The two Black Watch plaids next to one another, create a unified look. Adding a bold plaid tie in a co-ordinating color (remember, red and blue are both primary colors and choosing two out of the three primary colors pair well; while red and green are opposite one another on the color wheel and similarly pair well with each other), pumps up ones style factor.
Perhaps my favorite 'neutral' is a chambray shirt. In this ensemble, the blouse doesn't button all the way up, which gives the look a relaxed feel (like at the end of the work day).
To complete the look, I added these ultra-feminine platform pumps in in a bright teal suede with a bow detail to balance out the look.