Mad About Plaid

Hello my lovely friends! I am so mad about plaid this fall I did something crazy and paired them both together! Yes, that’s right. In the same outfit! I got this scarf from Target and was having fun playing around with the styling of it in my closet. I took a risk pairing it with my plaid shirt and call me crazy, but this actually works. There are three reasons why styling a plaid scarf with a plaid shirt works, and I’m giving them to you now!


1. The colors are in the same palette.

When mixing prints you want to look for colors that match. Pairing these together would definitely not work if my scarf did not have the same red or burgundy tones as my shirt.


2. The print is a contrast between a larger plaid and smaller, condensed plaid.

The contrast between the two prints adds variety without it looking too overwhelming. This tip was mentioned in my article Mixed Prints for Beginners – check it out for more basic tips!


3. I added a third solid piece.

Adding a third piece that’s solid to the mix will immediately tone down the mixed prints. The military jacket is a perfect way to break up the plaid and is a quintessential fall combination!


I finished styling the look with my go-to MIA ankle boots and my new favorite Peach Box jewelry. They sent me this adorable buckle bracelet and Audrey earrings to show you and I was genuinely surprised by the quality of their jewelry! You can get 15% off using my code tpb-stylemissmolly.


stylemissmolly_9822_blogI’d love to hear what you think about this plaid on plaid combo. Comment below with your thoughts!

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Molly Lawson

I’m Molly Lawson! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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  1. November 25, 2015 / 7:03 am

    I love this look, Molly! Those shoes look ultra comfy and you look beautiful.

    Cait 🙂

    • November 25, 2015 / 5:25 pm

      Thank you Cait! These shoes really are super comfy. They are my favorite fall ankle boot for that reason!

      🙂 Molly

    • November 25, 2015 / 5:25 pm

      Thanks, Marta! You are super sweet! Aren’t scarves in the fall a MUST?!

      🙂 Molly

    • November 27, 2015 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks Rita!! The boots are sooo comfortable I could wear them all day and still be happy!

      🙂 Molly

  2. November 28, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    Really liked the outfit. It went together nicely.

    • November 29, 2015 / 4:54 pm

      Thanks Alexis! I’m glad you like it! Hopefully you can try the same things with your wardrobe!

      🙂 Molly

  3. November 29, 2015 / 11:44 am

    My thoughts are that you look amazing and I want to try this now!!

    • November 29, 2015 / 4:54 pm

      Thanks Victoria!
      You could definitely pull of this entire look! I want to see how you style it!

      🙂 Molly

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