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Plaid shirt: J.Crew Factory | V-neck sweater: Old Navy | Skinny jeans: J.Crew Factory | Handbag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull (medium size) | Necklace: Southern Belle Glitz (order from Instagram) | Flats: J.Crew Factory (love these)
I have worn this plaid button down so many times (and foresee no slowing down in the future), that I thought it was time that I write a post about it!
You all, if there is one plaid shirt you need for entire fall/holiday seasons (and you need at least one!), it’s this one. I’m sure you know by now that plaid is one of my favorite patterns, so when I say that this is the must-have plaid shirt for the season, I’m not exaggerating! You all seemed to really like the shirt paired with my olive field jacket for a non-holiday look. And of course it looks amazing with bright red for the holidays!
So for today’s post, I decided to go with an in-between look–something that could be either a holiday or non-holiday look. As in, these shades of red and green can be worn together and you won’t be judged for wearing a holiday outfit too soon! 😀
When wanting to wear red and green together without looking like a Christmas tree, the key is to go with shades of the colors that are less-holiday in nature. Choose shades of olive and hunter instead of emerald and kelly green, and pair them with shades of burgundy or pink.
This little girl has my heart–I cannot believe she is a year old, already!
So back to why this plaid shirt is the one you need to own–it combines both holiday and non-holiday shades of red and green, and depending on what you wear it with, those colors will be brought out! If you look at the picture that’s zoomed in on just the plaid shirt and cream sweater, the bright shade of Christmas red is what probably stands out to you! And by looking at the whole outfit, the olive denim and burgundy flats help bring out the less-noticeable shade of burgundy in the pattern. Isn’t it cool how combining different shades of a color can totally change the feel of an outfit?
There you have it, some things that I’ve discovered in playing around with the colors in my closet and trying to wear more (non-holiday) shades of red and green. I have really fallen in love with burgundy and olive worn together! Unfortunately, my burgundy d’Orsay flats are from last season, but this year they come in a bright festive red, perfect for Christmas! I might not be able to say no…
If wearing bright red and green for the holidays is not your thing, then try experimenting with other shades together! While I love a good Christmas red for the holidays, it’s fun to go the less-traditional route and opt for berry or Bordeaux.
What are other shades of red that you think would pair well with green?