MCLV Style: Plaid

Fall means one thing to me this season – Plaid!

I just haven’t been able to get enough of it so when I saw this great zipper shift at Zara I just knew that it had to be mine.


{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Plaid Dress – Zara, Studded Duffle – Alexander Wang & Ankle Boots – Vintage}


{Check out outtakes from this shoot here – Log into Facebook to view}


{Photography by Jennymay Villarete of J. Villarete Photography}

After I brought my new baby home from the store I knew that there were going to be two really fun styles that I would want to try. First, pictured here, I wanted to have a go at the 90’s, grunge, Saint Laurent-inspired style that’s all the rage this season. Ankle boots, chunky jewelry, and a rock n’ roll bag were the finishing touches I settled on.

My next styling project with this versatile plaid shift will be a retro-inspired look featuring a vintage hat, Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag, and round-toed heels. A bit more ladylike and the perfect contrast to this more laid back look.

Are you a fan of plaid or tartan as well? What’s your top pick for Fall?


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67 Responses to MCLV Style: Plaid

  1. The dress is so pretty on you 🙂

  2. love this chic classic look! wish I could find the same dress here in our country! giglove~

  3. Do you walk all day long with those booties on? Are they comfy? Now that I’ve gotten my question out of the way, you look gorgeous in that outfit?! You never fail to deliver stylish coordinates! ❤

    • You’re too sweet, thanks. And yes, they’re SUPER comfortable. I’ve had them for years.

  4. Love plaid this fall – it’s one of my favorite fabrics because it is SO versatile and fun!

  5. Ari

    I love your chunky necklace and your shades! x

  6. I always think of red and green when I think of plaid. I love that this dress is all black! You look great in it!

  7. the dress looks so pretty on u. the bag is gorgeous and so are the jewelleries (y)

  8. oh em gee, the boots are beyond amazing!! love them and this look!


  9. I really love plaid , especially skirts and jackets! Reminds me of Brittany Murphy in Clueless. ♥

  10. I never get tired of seeing the Alexander Wang’s bag, I adore it.
    The plaid dress is beautiful, the zipper makes it even cooler!


  11. Nia

    Your boots are too cute – love it! This look is so bang on trend. #GIGLove

  12. I went back and forth on this dress for a while and sadly it was too short when I finally tried it on. You look perfect though! So chic and playful at the same time!

    xx Cara

  13. Really cute look #giglove

  14. I love plaid!
    You look great on your outfit and I really like your ankle boots! 🙂 giglove

  15. You looked lovely <3 I can never pulled off that look xxxx

  16. i live the boot!

  17. You look beautiful as usual. Love those boots. #sexyboots <3

  18. Ileana

    I love this dress…. looks beautiful on you 🙂



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  19. Love the bag! I’m all for studs =) And your boots, yum!!

  20. Oh funny! I would love to do some vintage-inspired outfit soon. Yours inspired me 🙂 – gig

    • We’re on the same page for sure Monica, can’t wait to see your look! 🙂

  21. Wow .. I love plaids too!! The zipper adds so much more to the outfit! N I love your neckpiece.. It goes so well with the zip! You looking gorgeous as always 🙂

  22. this is the ZARA plaid dress Olivia Palermo wore at last Paris Fashion Week. I think it is so cute and it fits you greatly. Happy Sunday sweetie. xxx

    • Thanks Mari. And wow – I didn’t know about Olivia Palermo, need to find a picture! 🙂

  23. Oh, I love this outfit! The dress is amazing and it looks even better paired with these beautiful pieces of jewelry.

  24. Dress looks stunning. Zara always has some gems in their collection.

  25. I think plaid or any tartan style is really great especially if you want fashion that is not loud!

  26. You look lovely and that Baggg is droolworthy! 🙂 <3 <3 I can't get enough of Plaid this season either.

    xx Chaicy – Style..A Pastiche!

    • Me either! Plaid & studs. I waited YEARS to finally get this Alexander Wang bag but I’m really glad that I splurged. 🙂

  27. Your dress is so simple yet it looks really elegant! And I love your booties! <3

  28. omg i love plaid! And you’re so beautiful in this outfit <3

    gig x

  29. im not usually a plaid fan but this is quite subtle and i like it! looks great on you 🙂 gig

    • Thanks! I liked that it wasn’t bright “I’m going camping in flannel” red! 🙂

  30. I love those ankle boots! I got one pair for myself about half a year ago, and I love them! especially when I wana show off a grunge look :p having said that, they also look awesome paired with plaid!

    • Thanks! I think its a really good boot height – Very versatile and flattering. Glad you liked the post! <3

  31. You look so adorable! like a school girl! love the bag and the shoes. Tartan is such a hot trend for this fall/winter season!
    Dee Trillo

  32. Caity, i like that the plaid is subtle 😀 i could never pull this one off because of where the zipper/belt detail is! and as always, you look great 😉

    • Thanks Nina! The zipper is what sold me, I thought it was a fun little detail. Though of course my mother immediately tried to unzip it when I saw her. 🙂

  33. I am not good in wearing plaid outfits. You really rock that dress well. ^_^ giglove

  34. That dress is gorgeous!! You have the best taste in fashion! GIG

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