is a subtle pattern for the basis of an outfit. It is fun to mix prints around the plaid.
This plaid skirt lent my outfit blues, camels and browns!
A great color spring board! I was free to add a floral in navy, green, and pinks. Since this plaid skirt has a turquoise base, it is an upbeat color, so I added a fun mix of pearls and texture. I was in a commercial garage; trés posh, yes?
You remember these mirrored glasses, don’t you? They are Ferragamo and I bought them locally at Off Saks near me. My booties are ruffled canvas, with kid heels and toes. I know it looks as though the chevron tights are ruffled, but they are not! Rather, those are courtesy the booties by Laurence Decade via Workshop.
A fun indoor shot of these below.
It is such fun to mix plaid with floral! My example here of a plaid skirt is just one of many iterations. You can see I added many elements to this fun look. I hope you agree it is fun! The chevron and clipped mohair added texture. The two neutral tones of are a clean palette, lending some wiggle room for the pearl necklace with the gripoix, the studded gloves, and the Swarovski cuff.
The plaid skirt is the focal point of this outfit and is made by DKNY. It has pockets as well! The details shots are below with lots of details are pictured via my wondrous closet! I have been wearing this Mark Cross Grace bag to death!
I love plaid and floral, stripes and floral, gingham checks, and multi prints, and any interesting combination in both decor and in our wardrobes. A comfortable plaid skirt with pockets is a favorite!
You know my signature style is heavily eclectic.
What is your favorite way to wear plaids? Tell me, what is your most treasured plaid outfit staple? Everything I am wearing here is upcycled. The high-end consignment shops here in the city have been such great source for me.
Have a wonderful weekend! To those out enjoying #NYFW, pace yourself and stay warm!
I am so envious of your great consignment stores. With your keen eye, you pick out the best. You are right, the word eclectic describes your style best. I thought you were wearing socks in peeptoe shoes, but no, the peeptoe is a boot! Such fun shoes. I really like this outfit on you. It shows your guts and makes you unique. Somehow, you always make this pile-on style work. I admire you for this skill.
Greetje, thanks to your comment I recognised the boots (I was also thinking socks in peeptoe shoes). Lieske
You are not alone. I posted this on Instagram also, and everyone thought I was wearing ruffled leggings. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. Have a wonderful week ahead! ❤️
Thanks dear Greetje!
I always choose pieces that speak to me and somehow I make them work. Usually I think this is a skill, and sometimes I think it is a happy coincidence. Either way I’m usually happy with the results. I am very grateful for your kind words, as always. This was a particularly fun photo shoot.
You were not alone. Virtually everyone who saw this post thought the ruffles were not from the booties , and instead were part of very cool leggings. I wish! I would have bought them in every color available!.
I always love your style. I think you are unique!
I am so glad Nancy! I am definitely unique…
Elle… sooo fabulous! You look so gorgeous. These booties are very cute.
Liebe Grüße aus Thailand, Tina
Thanks so much sweet Tina!
I am so glad.
Happy week ahead!
Eclectic style is the best style. It requires imagination. I find it is always more interesting.
Love those boot/shoes.
Yes we share this love of eclectic style.
I am always flattered when you like a look I post.
I know you said that the plaid skirt is the focal point, dear Ella, but I can’t take my eyes out of your boots! Simply amazing! I loved the color palette and you look so beautiful! As usual! You should be Vogue editor, no joke! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Hugs!
Such sweet words Denise!
I do love these peep toe booties, the ruffle is fun.
Happy week ahead dear friend,
A classic style
Thanks so much love.
Happy week ahead!
What a fabulous outfit!
Thanks so much beautiful!
Dear Elle. Wow, you are so daring in combining so many different styles and it always works out. You know what you are doing and you like what you are wearing and that shows. I love your confidence. Have an amazing weekend! Love, Lieske
Thanks so much for those heartfelt words. They mean so much to me. It is true, my eclectic style is a creative energy that I thrive on.
Your way to style different items is so inspiring Elle!!
I think this is definitely a trait that keeps you so young!!
I am sure my creative energy is good for me. I so appreciate your kindness,
I know I say this a lot, but what a fabulous outfit! Your interplay of texture is artful, but the turquoise in the patterns both soothes and brightens the mix. I just went down the internet rabbit hole with Gripoix (is this an actual piece of Gripoix jewelry?? or an ‘inspired-by’? I love the art that is your fashion, Elle. Happy weekend, my dear!
I thank you sincerely for this comment. Lol to the rabbit hol! It is an older piece, I think it is signed Chanel, but can’t see we’ll enough to confirm. It is not Gripoix Paris. I had fun styling this and wearing it. Lousy weather here… the coat is proenza schuller. Sp? Second hand from consignment, warm and light.
Ahhh you look fab hun!
xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com
Thanks so much Lisa!
Have a great day.
You always layer so beautifully, and this outfit is no exception! 🙂 That jacket looks so perfectly cosy and the little touches with the ruffles and embellishment are beautiful 🙂
Hope you’re having a great weekend 🙂 It’s a quiet one here as it’s too hot to do anything much, another heatwave at the moment!
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I envy your hear wave, although I imagine that extreme is not great either. Cold and rainy here, this outfit was warm and cozy though,
Elle, your outfit with the plaid and the florals is simply wonderful! My favourite plaid piece is my grey plaid blazer – it is one of my to go pieces and every time when I wear these blazer I feel good in it 🙂 But my looks with my plaid blazer are nothing in comparison with your look of today, you impress me with each single piece. Thanks a lot for the inspiration and have a wonderful new week.
With love from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
I love your blazer, you have so many exquisite pieces and you style them so beautifully. Thank you so much for this wonderful complement. I wish you a wonderful week ahead.
So beautiful look, love your style
love all the fancy details!!–Katelyn/www.theyellowspectacles.com
Such great styling as always! I would’ve never guessed the ruffled socks were attached to the shoes and are acutely a bootie, what a unique and beautiful pair of shoes! I absolutely love of all of these details, you look beautiful! Thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead!
THE STYLE CONTOUR
It’s been awhile since I’ve commented, but I’m still watching. Elle, this look is so fun and vivacious and adventurous…and so very Elle. I love it. The gloves…oh my…the gloves. They are gorgeous!
You always look amazing and utterly unique, dear Elle!
I love the booties with these fantastic tights!
Lots of love!
Such a fabulous look, Elle. I love how you mix patterns and prints and those chevron tights are fantastic (and look amazing with the booties)
Bold and unapologetic-ly fashionable. I love it!
Such a unique look.
Oooh! I saw this look on IG and am in love with it! You and I both love textures and this look has it all! I love those booties and the sock like ruffled detail while worn over textured tights! beautiufl. The mix of plaid and blues is so lovely on you.
Have a great weekend!
thanks for linking!
I am so glad that you like this look. I know we are both fans of pattern mixing. I’m going away this week so I will not be able to see your beautiful blog, but I can’t wait to see you soon back online. Stay well and have a wonderful week .