Plaid Play

The seasons have shifted, and it’s time to slowly switch over to our cold-weather wardrobes. Aside from being a fall classic, a plaid shirt is one of those helpful staples that will carry you through this transitional time. They have a relaxed feel that’s incomparable, and because they’re so effortless, I think they’re one of the chicest items a girl can wear.

Rails Hunter Plaid Shirt Red

Rails is hailed for luxe button-ups like the ‘Hunter’ style above. Plaid shirts are their signature, and the length and cut of their tops is so flattering (I wear mine buttoned and unbuttoned constantly). This shirt comes in endless variations, so click here to check out more colors available! They run true to size and are meant to look a bit baggy.

Happy Monday loves!

The Perfect Shirt

I was lucky enough to collaborate with Ann Taylor again to choose my favorite petite items from their fall collection. There were so many amazing things it was almost impossible to pick! I like to snag a few new staples at the beginning of each season that I can layer, mix and match and wear non-stop. Each classic piece in this outfit serves that exact purpose.

The Perfect Shirt: Ann Taylor White Oversized Blouse

The Perfect Shirt: Ann Taylor White Oversized Blouse

I grabbed these faux-leather leggings because they looked so luxe on the rack. The slim fit and tapered ankle complemented my petite frame and gave me the freedom to play with proportion and wear something looser on top. To pull off a “shootie”—a shoe + bootie—there should always be a small sliver of skin between where your pant ends and your shoe begins. These petite leggings were the perfect length to pull that off.

The Perfect Shirt: Ann Taylor White Oversized Blouse

This white shirt was a no-brainer. I’d been searching for a classic button-down and loved the collar. I also picked this blouse because it’s longer than most, so it makes me appear taller instead of cutting me off. I knew I wanted to wear something billowy on top, so the slim leggings were essential to balance my look. If you’re petite, always offset something loose with something fitted to avoid overwhelming your frame.

The Perfect Shirt: Ann Taylor White Oversized Blouse

Few things are more classic than a black chain-strap bag. I chose this tote because the size was ideal. It’s large enough but doesn’t take over my entire outfit.

The Perfect Shirt: Ann Taylor White Oversized Blouse

The Perfect Shirt: Ann Taylor White Oversized Blouse

The Perfect Shirt: Ann Taylor White Oversized Blouse

These earrings fit the modern, minimalistic look I was aiming for. The pearl in the middle is adorable, but the triangle shape adds just the right amount of edge.

Ann Taylor oversized blouse, faux-leather leggings, triangle studs, mini pebbled signature tote and peeptoe shooties.