How to Style a Plaid Shirt

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.

How to style a plaid shirt

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.

How to wear a plaid shirt
How to look nice in a plaid shirt

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.

How to look good in a plaid shirt

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.

Plaid shirt wardrobe

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.

Plaid shirt outfit
How to wear a plaid shirt

Outfit Details

Shirt: Uniqlo | Bandeau Top: Fashion Nova | Pants: Uniqlo| Handbag: Chanel East West Flap | Shoes: Wittner

How to style a plaid shirt

One thought on “How to Style a Plaid Shirt

  1. That shirt looks super cute on you! I love the mustard color in that plaid, it really sings of fall. Never thought to go a size down before, great tip.

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