Today’s Outfit: How to Wear a Plaid Skirt

Anyone here is a fan of plaid motif? I’m not really a fan, but when I saw this skirt at Invio, I got to have it. What caught my eyes was the leather paneling on both sides of the skirt. I’ve been wanting something with leather paneling that doesn’t look so rebellious. Since the shape of the skirt is pencil and the motif is plaid, they kind of cancel out each other.

The key in wearing a plaid skirt is to keep the top in solid colour, not even a strip of other colour. If you want to make a little statement, try a top with a shape. Like what I wore here, I matched it with a puffy sleeves top to add structure to the whole silhouette. If you want to add pattern, try a patterned bag or scarf.

Mama Leon puff sleeves shirt | Invio skirt | Marc by Marc Jacob bag | Melissa Eagle heels

A closer look at the puff sleeves and one of my favourite rings from Follie Follie in a heart shape.

Shopatvelvet top | Invio skirt | Orla Kiely for Uniqlo scarf | Longchamp tartan cabas | Melissa x Jason Wu heels

The side view of the skirt, I love the leather paneling on the skirt that tone down the seriousness of the skirt and makes it in- sync with this season’s trend. This could be an idea on how to update the pencil skirt that you’ve grown tired of. Just add a leather paneling on the sides. And you see how the application of leather panel is not actually straight and it’s rather in curve shape at the top part? That’s actually perfect in giving you a slimmer effect.

I’ve had this bag for ages now. It’s very lightweight, roomy and durable. This was my first ever Longchamp bag and what made me fall in love with the le pliage line. Because the bag is so lightweight, even if I bring my laptop, it doesn’t add kilos to the total weight.