Two Ways to Make a Plaid Statement

by | Nov 1, 2018 | Fashion | 1 comment

Hey fashionistas! I’m certainly grateful to have made it to this time of the year and hope you are too?
It was London fashion week some weeks ago and I had the opportunity to attend a few of the shows.
My favourite show was the Paul Costelloe show which was showcased at The Strand near Somerset House. The collection was so pretty and I can definitely see myself wearing almost every piece.
I was so happy when I got an invite to see the show, as it was very last minute.
I attended two days out of 5 days of London Fashion Week and my outfits consisted of plaid on both days but were entirely different styles.
I’m sure by now you must have gathered that I’m obsessed with all things Check.
The photos shown are from my first outfit, where I had the opportunity to style my gorgeous friend Yasmin Mulji.
A little bit about how Yasmin and I met ..She was the first friend I made at University and vice versa. We met on the first day of Uni and we’ve been close friends ever since.
Yasmîn has a very busy schedule, as she’s a doctor, which means she’s always busy saving lives and has little time to spend on shopping. When she told me she wanted me to style her for London Fashion week I was so excited to, as I knew just the perfect outfit and what would suit her beautiful curves.
Incase you’re wondering, she’s my first official client. So now y’all know who to contact when you need a stylist or general styling consultation 😉 Me of course. I promise, my rates are reasonable.
Plaid is such a bold print and can be styled in a number of ways, however, on this occasion I’ve just chosen two ways to style it to enable you make a statement.
Look 1=My outfit
I’ve always wanted to wear plaid on plaid and now it’s Autumn again I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this blazer and skirt from Bershka. I absolutely love how much detail both pieces bring to the outfit. When I saw them, I immediately knew they would look fantastic together. When going for a plaid on plaid outfit, I prefer for the top and bottom to be in different colours, like I did here. It’s more daring and interesting that way.
To complete this look I paired it with a rusty brown crop top from PrettyLittleThing and the most comfortable ankle heeled boots I own from Topshop. For accessories I went for a pair of brown tinted sunglasses and a rusty brown beret to give off a French vibe. (Both from Forever21)  I also finished off the look with a black cross body bag I found at Stradivarius the night before the show.
Look 2=Yasmin’s Outfit
As most of you know, I live for colour. This is definitely one thing Yasmin and I have in common. I guess that’s why we’re friends lol. It was very easy picking this outfit out, as she had told me what she wanted. She normally loves to go for loose fitted clothes but on this occasion she wanted to go out of her comfort zone with something more fitted. So I gave her the best of both worlds by combining a loose fit blazer (went a size up for the blazer) with the suede skirt in a smaller size, as the fabric is quite stretchy (both from Bershka)
This allowed to really accentuate her curves. I wanted the colours to really pop for her outfit so I chose the suede skirt in yellow and paired it with a Teal top from Miss Selfridges. I love how Teal looks against Yellow and to make the outfit pop even more, I chose a pair of white stiletto boots. I completed this look by adding some sunglasses and rounded pearl earrings from Topshop.
If you notice, the skirt I’m wearing matches the blazer Yasmîn is wearing. Therefore, you can also choose to wear it as a Co-ord
I hope you enjoyed reading this?  Let me know your thoughts in the comment section and if you’ll be creating any of these looks.
P.S drop me an email at if you need help with styling or just need general styling consultation and I’ll be happy to help you with this.
Thanks for stopping by.
Liz xx

Photographed by Graham Land

My look:
Blazer- Bershka
Skirt- Bershka (Similar here)
Beret- Forever21
Sunglasses- Forever21
Boots- Topshop
Jewellery- Topshop
Watch- Michael Kors
Yasmin’s look:
Blazer- Bershka
Skirt- Bershka
Bag- New look
Sunglasses- Meller
Boots- Bershka
Jewellery- Topshop
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