Plaid pants outfits

Colorful Plaid Pants Outfit: How You Can Wear Them For Every Occasion

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Truthfully a plaid pants outfit seems like something you would wear to work or an office. Yet this pair of plaid joggers are a knit material in the form of joggers that are as comfortable as sweats. I was inspired to buy them after I saw one of my friends show them on Instagram.
The funny thing is another friend then purchased them, and I’ll link to her outfits below so you can see even more ideas.

Quote of the day: “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you.” Mary Lou Retton

I think being able to wear our clothing items in many different ways and for many different occasions, makes a more positive approach to our closet. You may not think that all pieces could be versatile, but I bet you’d be surprised if try. Or if you’re stumped, feel free to email me and I’m sure I’ll have some ideas.

Professional: With a Blazer and Heels
Out to Brunch: With a Blouse and Boots
Running Errands: With a T-shirt and Sneakers
Date Night: With a Cami and Sandals
Lounging: With a Cowl Sweater and Mocassins
More about these Plaid Pants

Not only have I shown different occasions to wear these pants, but I tried to pair them with all different colors for variety. I used pink, blue, white, purple, and tan. Even with the neutral items, I used colorful accessories give the outfits some interest.

Wearing plaid pants for work

Pants: Target ~~ Jacket: thrifted~~ Top: La Scala~~ Shoes: thrifted~~ Earrings: ~~ Purse: no label

Colorful Work Plaid Pants Outfit

A smaller plaid type of criss-cross plaid is seen in many masculine pieces. It also stands out as a more professional print. That’s why I decided to wear it as a work outfit with a blazer and heels.

This outfit does incorporate print mixing with the floral blazer. If that seems too busy for you, it would work just as well with a solid-colored jacket.

I wore pink heels with this plaid pants outfit but many other types of shoes would be appropriate also.

Insider tip: We all showcased some options for footwear that was business-appropriate.

Print mixing with plaid

Pants: Target~~ Top: The Limited~~ Boots: Target~~ Earrings: Mariposa

Brunch Outfit

I always think of a brunch outfit as one that is stylish and modern. That’s why I paired these joggers with a print, bow-tie blouse.

I’ve layered this blouse in the past with a shorter, sequin cardigan and didn’t like how it looked. But this outfit is one that I love.
The half-tuck of the blouse creates a nicer proportion and seems more intentional than leaving it untucked.

Again, this incorporates print mixing in the look. It’s balanced since the plaid is a more subtle print, while the floral of the blouse is more obvious.

Insider tip: If you don’t want the drawstring tie to be front and center, just tuck it inside the pants. Notice I also used a brooch in the middle to look like a belt buckle.

White boots add a modern vibe to the darker look as opposed to black booties.

Running errands in plaid pants outfit

Pants: Target~~ Jacket: thrifted at Goodwill~~ Tee: FierceCon~~ Shoes: Belong Lifestyle~~ Headscarf: Gibby’s Frillery~~ Earrings: ~~ Purse: no label

Plaid Pants Outfit Worn for Errands

The comfort detail of these plaid pant joggers makes them ideal for a casual everyday errand look. For at home, I threw on a graphic t-shirt and sneakers.
Then when we went out to the store, I added a cropped trench coat over the t-shirt to keep warm.

My hair was a mess since I thought I was staying home, so I used a headscarf from Gibby’s Frillery. The advantage of these headscarves is they stay in place without bobby pins and come with the matching elastic to hold them behind your head. My code of Jodie20 gives you 20% off.

Since this plaid is more subtle, it works wonderfully to try out your print mix skills. That’s why I added the black and white animal print sneakers.

Date night with color

Pants: Target ~~ Top: preloved~~ Shoes: Unisa~~ Necklace: Amrita Singh (get a $10 coupon through my link)~~ Bracelet: Target ~~ Purse: DSW

Date Night

These pants would be ideal if you had a date after a workday where you didn’t have time to go change. For the workday, you could be wearing this outfit with a dark jacket and different shoes.

For your date night, you could throw off the jacket, switch out the footwear and add a statement necklace.

This camisole is a nice option because of the peplum hemline and ruffles at the top.

Plaid joggers for lounging

Pants: Target ~~ Top: ~~ Shoes: Jambu Torino~~ Scarf: Gibby’s Frillery-use Jodie20 for 20% off~~ Earrings:

Joggers for Lounging

The obvious occasion to wear your joggers is for lounging around the house. This pair may look like work attire, yet they have the comfort factor that you can wear them on the couch.

I kept the outfit neutral with a large, cowl neck sweater and added in color with my scarf, earrings, and eyeglasses.
This scarf is also from Gibby’s Frillery and is one of the longer versions of scarves. That’s why it’s tied around my neck twice and then knotted. These scarves are bathing suit material and therefore, super comfortable since they have stretch.

The “slippers” are my Jambu Torino mocassins that are made to be inside/outside shoes. All three of us wore these same shoes with different colored pants to show how versatile they are.

Knit plaid pants that look professional

More About These Plaid Pants Outfit

These plaid pants were a pleasant surprise and very budget-oriented from Target. If you look at the Target website, you see that they come in solid colors also AND a variety of different plaids. My pair is the grey version. I would like to point out that the plaid versions look like regular pants yet the solid color pants do look more like joggers.

While most “joggers” have an elasticized hem, these don’t. These just have the pull-on waist along with the drawstring in front. The drawstring is not removable unless you cut it off. The reason you don’t see it in all of my outfits is that sometimes I tucked it inside the pants.

Insider tip: Notice I even placed a brooch at the waistline of the Brunch plaid pants outfit. We’ve shown examples of wearing a brooch at the waistline in the past.

Now you’re going to want to jump over to Mireille’s blog to see more ways of how to style these exact same pants. The funny part is they are somewhat cropped on her since she is taller than my 5’2″ self.

Similar Ideas of How to Style Plaid

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Photo credit: Rob Filogomo

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