Plaid shirts are a staple in my fall wardrobe. I love to wear them but it can be hard to make them look fashionable as they are typically oversized. I like my clothes fitted so I do a few tricks to make a plaid shirt fit my frame. If you prefer a more fitted look like I do, keep on reading for my tips.
Buy a Size Down From Your Regular Size
I usually wear size small but I size down to XS with plaid shirts because they tend to be quite loose.
When shopping for a plaid shirt, you’ll want to find one that’s fitted and yet still comfortable to move around in. Raise your arms in front of you and above your head to determine the level of comfort. Personally, I love to buy plaid shirts from Uniqlo because they are structured and look feminine.
Tie the Ends of the Shirt in a Knot
If the shirt looks baggy around your waist, simply tie the ends of the shirt in a knot to draw more emphasis to your waistline. Take the 2 bottom corners of your shirt, tie them into a bow or a double-knot, and make it as snug as comfortable.
Roll Up The Sleeves
Sometimes button downs can look stuffy. The secret to making them look elevated and effortless is to cuff your sleeves so that your forearms are visible. Plus, it’s a great way to draw attention to your watch or bracelet.
Pair with Neutral Bottoms
Plaid shirts are colourful and attention grabbing on their own, so I pair mine with neutral bottoms like these black pants from Uniqlo. For a more casual look, I also love the way plaid looks with light wash or ripped denim.
Shirt: Uniqlo | Bandeau Top: Fashion Nova | Pants: Uniqlo| Handbag: Chanel East West Flap | Shoes: Wittner