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plaid details collage

So back in April I posted a Test Kitchen Tuesday ensemble that I arranged to show how to rock the plaid trend in sophisticated fashion.  While I didn’t re-create the look exactly, I definitely used the post as inspiration.

Instead of the white structured blazer, I opted for a long sleeve, cotton top with a black Peter Pan collar. I altered the top from its original box shape to a more tailored fit, which I thought would work better with the pencil skirt. The result was an outfit that I felt like a total rock star in. You know, the gainfully employed, corporate, rat-racing kind of rock star. Yeah that kind.

Rita Ora Rihanna Gwen Stefani in plaid(Pictured: Rita Ora, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani)

Beyonce Rita Ora Julianne Hough in plaid(Pictured: Beyonce, Rita Ora, Julianne Hough)

I'm sure you all have taken note of the hot new trend of sporting plaid especially in the form of skinny pants or over-sized button down shirts worn tied around the waist over jeans. Signer Rita Ora seems to be especially fond of the trend. I thought it would be fun to see if I could take this 90's, punk-rock inspired look and alter it enough so that it would be suitable for the boardroom.

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The result is an outfit that's fun and very trendy yet still very chic and professional. Sure this outfit may be a little daring for your more conservative offices but most of us could probably get away with this. Though it may not work for a stodgy corporate law firm, this look would be perfect for the cool ad agency or edgy design firm environment. This one should be fun. I'll let you know if I pull it off.