Plaid 1 (Casual)

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Plaid for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

Plaid for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Casual Version

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The plaid pattern is one that is quite common especially in the winter months!  There are many variations of the plaid including windowpane check, tartan and glen plaid.  My guess is many of you have at least one plaid winter scarf that is hiding in your coat closet!  I’ll be highlighting a skirt, pants and a scarf in these next 3 posts!  In my opinion, plaid is innately informal so I’ll start with the easiest looks–the casual version.

Plaid for the 50's, 60's, & 70's Plaid for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

50’s Outfit (Pants): I have to admit, I never thought I’d purchase plaid pants until I found these at Velvet Wolf in Downtown Littleton, Colorado.  They are fur lined and considering I’m always cold, I figured it was a match made in heaven! And so it is, I love them–although I still feel very conspicuous in them.

Pants: SG (similar here or not fur lined here)~~Sweater: I knitted it (similar here)~~Turtleneck: Croft & Barrow (similar here)~~Boots: Payless (here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Plaid for the 50's, 60's, & 70's Plaid for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

60’s Outfit (Scarf): The plaid scarf is a perfect way to add some interest to a shirt!  It’s also a great layering piece for warmth….the really nice thing about it, is you can easily remove it if you get too heated (as opposed to an extra shirt underneath–much harder to remove in public..haha).

Scarf: (similar here)~~Shirt: Liz Claiborne (similar here)~~Jeans: Style & Co (similar here)~~Boots: Easy Spirit (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Plaid for the 50's, 60's, & 70's Plaid for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

70’s Ourfit (Skirt): An easy way to casualize a plaid skirt is with a sweatshirt and riding boots!  And, of course, my mom picked her owl earrings to wear!!

Skirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Cardigan sweatshirt: Mom made it (similar here)~~Turtleneck: Maurice for eVian (similar here)~~Boots: Nine West (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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Examples of others of this print for your bottom half: