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You don’t see a lot of colour or pattern here on The August Diaries. Black is my go-to for almost any occasion (hey, chic is chic). That said, I believe every good Canadian should have a plaid shirt. They are incredibly comfortable and cozy, which is perfect for the upcoming cold weather. They can also be stylish when worn the right way – here are my tips on how to wear plaid:

1. Pair it with neutrals: Neutrals are a great wardrobe basic that everyone has (or should have), so put them to use! The camel coat is my absolute favourite fall/winter topper and this one is super soft and versatile.

2. Add the right accessories: I decided to also go neutral with the accessories (as per usual). I love the juxtaposition of a luxe leather bag with a classic red plaid.
PS I also love the idea of pairing it with a neck scarf, a la Man Repeller

3. Layer up: Whether you add a chic camel coat or layer up with a sweater, jacket + scarf, plaid looks so good peeking out from under.

How do you guys wear plaid? Let me know in the comments!

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15 Comments

    • August Diaries
      10.07.2016 / 10:50 am

      Thanks so much Sheila!

      xx Jill

  1. 10.07.2016 / 12:34 pm

    you make plaid & ON look so luxe. Both of these things scare me a little, but not the way you wear them! Beautiful as always, Jill!
    hope you have a lovely weekend.
    XO, Gina
    http://www.classyeverafterblog.com

    • August Diaries
      10.07.2016 / 6:02 pm

      Aw thanks Gina! Not scary at all, Old Navy has some great basics for such a good deal 🙂

      xx Jill

  2. 10.07.2016 / 12:55 pm

    Haha nobody wears plaid as well as Canadians! How do you manage to keep your sneakers so white?

    • August Diaries
      10.07.2016 / 5:23 pm

      Hah true! Honestly, just don’t wear them in the rain or mud and wipe them with a cloth!

      xx Jill

  3. 10.07.2016 / 3:11 pm

    I practically despise plaid but my boyfriend is super into it. Every time he spots a person wearing a red and black plaid shirt (which he also has) he likes to joke that he’s so fashionable lmao 😉

    http://www.dressupchowdown.com

    • August Diaries
      10.07.2016 / 6:01 pm

      Agreed, I’m super picky about plaid.. Thanks Dana!

      xx Jill

  4. Alli
    10.07.2016 / 5:46 pm

    What do you use to clean your sneakers? Love this plaid shirt look!

    • August Diaries
      10.07.2016 / 6:00 pm

      Just water and a cloth! They’re leather so pretty easy to clean. Thanks love!

      xx Jill

  5. Stacia
    10.08.2016 / 12:04 pm

    Love this this look. Chic and comfortable!

    Where is the camel coat from?

    • August Diaries
      10.11.2016 / 10:46 am

      Thanks Maria 🙂

      xx Jill

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