Festive Plaid Skirt


Happy hump day, biddies! I realized yesterday that all that stands between me and each of my four separate holiday travels are four [very difficult] finals. Butttt, a week from Thursday, those will all be over and I’ll be prepping to head up to Manhattan to play with a few of my college friends for the weekend. So I am currently one excited little nugget.

Recently, I’ve been posting a ton of holiday content on my Instagram. And I’ve gotten a few questions from y’all about how to wear holiday-inspired looks to work or to a more casual holiday party. So I thought I’d share how I styled this festive plaid skirt for daytime.

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What I’m Wearing:

Shirt: LOFT / Skirt: ASOS, old (similarsimilarsimilar) / Heels: similar / Purse: Kate Spade, old (similar)
Watch: Daniel Wellington, c/o / Earrings: J.Crew, old (similar) / Ring: BaubleBar

This midi skirt is one of my all-time favorite holiday pieces. I bought it a few years ago from ASOS and it’s definitely one of my best purchases. Like ever.

The trick to styling holiday looks for work/daytime – or for even styling a similar festive plaid skirt – is the use of basics. Wearing something exciting on the bottom (like these plaid pants)? Keep the top and accessories simple like I did above. Alternatively, want to wear a more festive top (i.e. this blouse)? Just wear a pair of cords or a simple skirt on the bottom. BTW if all of that is too bold and exciting for you/your office, there are so many exciting holiday accessories you can nab. I particularly like to liven up my outfits with my jewelry choices, like these earrings (or these!) or this necklace.

PS: in case this post didn’t get your Scroogey soul into the holiday spirit, here’s your reminder that you only have until December 18th to order your gifts in order to have them here via standard shipping by Christmas or the first night of Hanukkah! Need some help figuring out WTF to get everybody on your list? Check out my full holiday gift guide here, as well as my guides for 10 great beauty buys under $100 and for 10 cozy winter sweaters under $100.

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