Today’s focus is on the checked pants. Casual and comfortable, you might be surprised to find out that they are versatile too. You will unfailingly add interest in your wardrobe with a pair of plaid pants, but remember to think of at least three ways to wear them or you will soon end up bored of reaching out over and over again for the same combo.
Whilst in today’s suggestions you will see three completely different ways to wear a pair of checked pants, let me share a little trick of mine. I actually used the same logic for all three looks: selecting a top in one of the main colors from the plaid pattern.
The checked pants are great for women who need to highlight their hips and bottom, focusing the attention below the waist, as in the case of the inverted triangle, the rectangle or the neat hourglass body shape. The length and the style of the top will also depend on the body shape as well as on the style personality.
Here is my #1: THE COZY LOOK FOR A SUNDAY MORNING…MINDFULLNESS CLASS
This idea is a winner for those of you who prefer casual styling and hate a cluttered look. Trousers worn with flat shoes translates in maximum comfort and practicality, but you still need some accessories to complete the look. In a canvas-like- combination, I opted for a long necklace as a statement piece. If you have a waist, a belt in the same shade as your necklace is a beautiful add on (great for hourglass body shapes, not ideal for rectangles). I know that many women are confused about their body shapes and proportions and what are the best clothing lines and accessories to wear. Booking a Style Makeover with a personal stylist will help you gain all the knowledge you need in order to always look fabulous! I am here to help you with your style dilemmas 😉
#2: THE CHIC LOOK FOR A DAY FILLED WITH MEETINGS
If you want to blow in and make your friends, business partners or competitors feel envious of your striking appearance, this one is for you. Tunics are one of the most versatile wardrobe pieces you can own and one can really get creative with an interesting tunic. In this look, not only the long chiffon tunic with side slits reveals and complements the pants, but it also makes a statement. What’s more, it is comfortable to wear. This look is ideal for tall women.
The perfect accessory for long-bodied women as myself is a wide, statement belt. Remember to accessorize with an unusual necklace too.
#3: THE ‘MEETING-WITH-A-CLIENT-FOR-A-STYLE-MAKEOVER’ SOPHISTICATED LOOK
This is naughty! So naughty that on a Friday afternoon of a hundred years ago, I would most certainly have ended up in prison. Fast forward in 2017, as a modern, emancipated woman, I can use all my imagination to play with outfits. For this outfit I needed go no further than to my husband’s closet 😉 I love the roominess of his shirts. Ok, there is quite a lot of space for big shoulders, but this creates a relaxed look over a female body and I did feel like I had more freedom compared to when I am wearing my own tailor made shirts. As for the accessories…what better way to cut the mannish look than a long pearl necklace and a belt with an interesting buckle? Playful and sexy! Isn’t it?