Hello pretties and merry day after Christmas! I hope all of your wishes came true and you enjoyed the day surrounded by family and friends.
Today I’m the guest host for Fab 40’s, a group of seven stylish fashion bloggers from around the globe. Each month they choose a different theme and invite a fellow forties guest blogger to join them (that’s me!) The group’s goal is to take on style trends and show how we each interpret and incorporate them into our own lives. With eight widely varied views, you are certain to find something that speaks to you and encourages you to continue having fun with fashion over 40.
The style theme this month is Mad for Plaid. Here’s how we paired up this trend.
Ann – Kremb de la Kremb
Details: Earrings – Hong Kong market| Top – J Crew| Bracelet – Boho Betty| Cardigan & Tote – Borrowed| Skirt & Tote – Forever 21| Sparkle Booties – Zara| Blue Eyeliner – H&M
Ann is looking quite festive in her reversed plaid ensemble! The striped tote and sequined booties complete her look fabulously, and the background couldn’t be more perfect.
Diane – Fashion on the 4th Floor
Details: Jacket & Pants – Express| Top – Zara| Flats – Express| Brooch – Express
As always, Diane is giving us cool and chic with her plaid suit and silver loafers. The feminine flair in her romantic blouse is the perfect foil to this tailored look.
Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots
Details: Denim Jacket – NY&Co.| Plaid Shirt – Old Navy| Skirt – Shein| Shoes – Calvin Klein| Necklace – c/o Happiness Boutique| Earrings – NY&Co.| Bag – Kate Spade “Small Harmony Tote”
Mary – Curly Birdie Chirps
Details: Skirt – Old Navy | Top – The Limited| Shoes – Von Maur| Bag – H&M
Mary is always the epitome of femininity and knows how to accent her curves. Beautiful color palette, velvet Mary Janes, bow blouse, and plaid midi skirt make this such a gorgeous outfit.
Samantha – Fake Fabulous
Details: Skirt – Vintage| Top – Topshop| Cover-Up – Old| Obi – Tkmax| Shoes – Boden| Bag – Fiorelli| Necklace – V&A Museum| Tights – Gerbe| Earrings – Matalan
Samantha went with a mix of gorgeous hues and a houndstooth skirt, which may or may not fall under the plaid family, but it is certainly close enough for us. Speaking of plaid, as Sam lives in Scotland, she refers to it as tartan and was so cute trying to figure out how to pronounce plaid. Every time I see her style this obi, it makes me want to add one to my own wardrobe.
Sheela – Sheela Writes
Details: Plaid Capelet – Thrifted| Bowie Sweatshirt – Thrifted| Leather Culottes & Beret – Forever 21| Spiked Booties – Make Me Chic| Detective Trench Bag – Gaultier| Sunnies & Jewelry – Poshmark
Only Sheela would think to mix a plaid capelet with a Bowie sweatshirt, leather culottes, spiked booties, a beret and walk around completely owning it, all the while making me wish I could be so creative and confident.
Veronica – Cid Style File
Details: Jeans, Shirt & Booties – Old Navy| Cardigan – City Chic| Tassel Scarf – Unbranded
Vero is showing her casual and cool take on plaid with a variety of pattern mixes, distressed jeans and booties. Her red and white plaid shirt and striped, tasseled scarf just say “Christmas”!