Q&A: What to Wear with a Plaid Skirt

August 30th, 2007

Q:  My boyfriend bought me, out of the blue, a brown plaid skirt. It was a nice gesture of him, so I decided to celebrate it by wearing the skirt on our next date. The problem is… I have no idea what to wear it with. I’m usually a jeans kind of girl, so I’m in a fix.  What can I do to avoid looking like I just walked off the set of a Britney Spears video?

Tildon Plaid MiniskirtA: 
If you’re a jeans kind of girl, you’re all about comfort, and since you’re not predisposed to skirts, you probably are looking to dress in a way that’s not overly feminine. 

You can wear the brown plaid skirt in a way that reflects these preferences.  Instead of pairing the brown plaid skirt with a frilly, feminine white top, pair it with a super casual (and comfortable) top–a tank top or a t-shirt.  As for colors, brown goes well with light and bright colors–such as turquoise, orange, and shades of white.  Finish off the t-shirt and skirt look with equally casual shoes–flats, sandals, or even sport sneakers.

Or, if that look is too casual, try a structured shirt with masculine influences, such as oversized pockets, epaulets, snaps, or D-rings. 

Have a great tip about what to wear with a plaid skirt?  Share it with us in the comments!

Tildon Plaid Miniskirt | $38 at Nordstrom.

Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jackie  |  August 30th, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    adding a jean jacket over the tank or tee will make it seem casual too.

  • 2. Meg  |  August 30th, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Definitely try t-shirts. Don’t look for something to match. Just go through your closet and try on several t-shirts until you find something that just somehow works. I recently bought a red plaid skirt and have been surprised by all the neat combinations that I couldn’t get away with with a dressier skirt.

  • 3. Trisha  |  August 31st, 2007 at 1:10 am

    Great tips, Meg and Jackie!

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