November 1, 2013 - Easy Outfits, Style, Trend Watch

The Next Thing You Need | Plaid and Leopard

All of my pins have had something in common lately – the chic and unexpected combo of plaid and leopard.

Plaid and Leopard Outfits [1/2/3/4]

I’m pretty covered in the leopard department with a pair of heels, flats, a cardigan, a belt and a scarf.  All I need is some new plaid pieces for fall and I’ll be ready to create my own plaid and leopard look.  Here are some plaid pieces every girl needs in her wardrobe.


[Gap:  Fitted Boyfriend Plaid Shirt]

[Tildon:  Plaid Infinity Scarf]

[Loft:  Plaid Ankle Pants]

[Halogen:  Plaid Sweater]

[Forever 21:  Bold Plaid Flats]

[Forever 21:  Retro Plaid Sweatshirt]

It’s Your Turn:  Will you be wearing plaid with leopard this fall and winter?  Tell me in the comments!

Getting pin-spired for November with Sheaffer, Shay and Mel.

Getting my pretty on with Fashion Friday, What I’m Loving Friday, Friday’s Fab Favorites.

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  • I am OBSESSED with plaid and leopard!! I love, love, love it too! Happy Friday!

  • Rachel

    I never would have thought those would look good together, but when done right, they do!!
    love the infinity scarf and the flats!!
    I used one of your photos as an inspiration piece for Pin-spired today ! 🙂

  • I love that black and white sweater Alison! This plaid and leopard combo is beautiful! Happy weekend! Susan

  • Plaid and leopard! LOVE IT! I haven’t done it yet, but I totally need to! Love all of your pics. 🙂

  • I love this combo, so cute.

  • I’ve been trying on all sorts of plaid tops, trying to find one that is the right color and fit!

    <3 Vicki

  • Leopard is basically my all time “go-to” is just 100% me. The plaid is totally out there for me but I think I’m starting to like it…I see a plaid purchase in my near future. I’ll for sure have to link it up with Pinspired when I finally go for it! Thanks for further inspiration!

  • What a great combination! I love all of your plaid picks!

  • I love this combo but I’ve never been much for plaid. This might be the year I give it a try. 🙂

  • Thanks for that totally awesome idea of mixing plaid with leo Alison!!!!


  • Jessica

    I love plaid and leopard together. I work at Loft and have the plaid ankle pants and wear them with leopard shoes (flats or heels) and even a navy and white stripe top. I get many looks and comments about pattern mixing. Some women have a hard time but it is so much fun!

  • I love plaid and leopard together! I have a pair of leopard flats that always look so cute with my plaid shirts! I really want that plaid infinity scarf!

  • Autum

    It’s a no go for the leopard print for me, never been a fan but plaid I am more than willing to work with. 😉

  • I’ve seen these two prints mixed, but have never put much thought into trying it myself. I think I might after seeing your post! Also, that plaid infinity scarf is beautiful!

  • I love plaid and leopard! I own a couple of plaid blouses which I think are really cute, and I love mixing them with leopard shoes or leopard accessories 🙂

  • Plaid always exudes some kind of chic yet casualness.
    Love those pins Alison. H&M has the green black checked pants right now for only 20€ 🙂

  • I now have a new goal…to pair the two together! The the red plaid flats.

  • The loft plaid pant is the same pattern as my daughters school uniform so it’s hard to imagine wearing it but love the combination though.

  • Hmmm….Leopard & Plaid. I am totally intrigued. I think I need to put an outfit together because I am LOVING these pics you posted. So fun! Thanks for linking up with us! 🙂

  • Oooh, nice picks! I am still dipping my toe into the animal print sphere, but I do like it paired with one of my favorite patterns, plaid 😀

  • two of my favorite prints

  • Loving this plaid and leopard trend for the fall.


  • I haven’t always been the hugest fan of this combo but when done right… omg … swoon! I tend to prefer leopard + plaid when the plaid is a darker colour palette. Such a pretty look for these colder months!

  • Leopard and plaid does work! Those shoes the first pic on the left are amazing!

    Min x

  • Some nice pieces here!! xx

  • I’m totally loving tartan & leopard at the moment Alison & have a few pins on my board too! I got a tartan shirt yesterday & will be rocking the look some time this week! 🙂 Ax

  • Plaid and leopard….hmmm….I’ll give it a shot!

  • Plaid and leopard is something I definitely will have to try out. I love mixing patterns.

  • Alison,
    I agree, somewhat discordant, but GORGEOUS together! Great work!
    XX, Elle

  • Wow, that’s a tough combo. I can wear them but not together. I can’t wait to see some pairings and be inspired!


  • Never would have thought the pair those two prints, but they look great together! Outfit #3 is my fave. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  • Seriously 2 of my favorite trends right now!


  • such an interesting combo — i really like it. it’s kind of like a mash-up of casual & chic.


  • I don’t think I currently own any of leopard, but I have plenty of plaid in my closet that gets a lot of use!

  • I am constantly looking for new ways to style Leopard print as I am besotted with the print. The plaid and leopard makes a brilliant pair, nicely styled!

  • Plaid is one of my ultimate favorites. I’ve loved it since I was a kid. The classic navy and green with the white or gold stripe is my number one. I always feel classy in plaid.

  • One of my absolute favorite things is plaid! Love these looks!

    Rachel Ashley