There are just some things in life that just work together: peanut butter and jelly, black and white, me and shoes… and of course, fall/winter and plaid. There’s just something about a nip in the air that demands an interwoven stripe pattern, amiright? I mean, sure, it’s not like plaid runs for the hills the moment spring appears (there are certainly enough pairs of bright plaid shorts running around to prove that point), but it always just seems to come into its own in the cooler months. It’s rugged yet soft, moody yet warm, and the perfect companion piece to my other favorite pattern: stripes. There’s just something about plaid and stripes that is so very eggs and bacon to me (or meat and potatoes… or milk and cookies… or macaroni and cheese… I might be a little hungry). That’s not to say that mixing the two is always a walk in the park! Oh no, these two can butt heads worse than any two siblings fighting for control of the TV. But when they put their differences aside and coordinate, the results can be positively delightful.
One of my new favorite combinations is my favorite navy striped tee (it’s perfect for pattern mixing) and my oversized blanket scarf (you know me, the bigger the better) from Paisley Boutique here in STL. The scarf, while it is predominantly red and black, has just enough navy woven throughout that it works with either neutral and the white in the shirt makes sure that everyone plays nice in the sandbox together.
What more could you ask for from a weekend look? (The answer is an order of fries and ketchup, obviously…)