Jan 11, 2016

How To: Mix Plaids

River Street | Savannah, GA

Is there anything better than a destination New Years? I'm gonna go ahead and answer that for you—no. There's something about getting out of town, driving a few hours north, and experiencing another city during the new year. Plus, if traveling more is one of your resolutions, you get off on a great foot! A few years back, we made a girl's trip to Savannah, GA for New Years 2008. I was freshly twenty-one, and we had so much fun bouncing back and forth between City Market and River Street.

We knew we wanted to go back, so we left New Year's Day this time, made the four hour drive from Orlando, checked into our hotel on Bay Street, and spent the rest of the long weekend shopping, roaming the squares and taking in the beauty of the city.

The temperature was cool enough for flannel, jeans and boots (thank goodness!), which was perfect since we had been roasting here in Florida for far too long. I carried a jacket, but the shops and restaurants were so warm, I got tired of wrestling with it. So, I settled for a chunky scarf, which worked out perfect.
I don't tend to mix patterns, especially plaid on plaid. However, I knew the colors in the scarf I had packed would pick up the red and black in my shirt, so I went for it! I've never received so many compliments from strangers on the street! I'll definitely be pairing more plaids together.

The trick to mixing your plaids is to find two plaids with similar colors in them. The buffalo check pattern, like the shirt I'm wearing, is great because it only has two colors. The scarf is a green dominant scarf with black, red, yellow, and white running through it. So, it all ties together. If you're like me and don't tend to mix patterns, definitely give this a try. It's not too bold or crazy since it involves a classic pattern. Plus, we all have plaid lying around in our closets, so you don't even need to go out and buy anything to make this outfit possible.
Items Shown...
Shirt | Old Navy
Jeans | Target
Monogram Tote | Cuyana (similar)
Fitness Tracker | Fitbit Charge HR
Wire Bangles | Isle Coast (use HELLOSUNSHINE15 for 15% off your purchase)
Scarf | Target (similar)
Jacket | Northface
Boots | Gianni Bini
Also, can we talk about this Cuyana tote real quick? I'm OBSESSED! I loved carrying their monogram tote in Savannah over the weekend because it's so light, comfortable on my shoulder, and easy to use to stuff all my purchases in it, which allowed me to keep my hands free. I had my eye on this bag for about a year, and finally asked Santa for it for Christmas. I just may carry it the entire year, so don't judge!

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