Plaid is one of my favorite patterns, but it’s typically worn in the fall and winter months when cozy flannels are perfect for layering. But you can still wear plaids during the summer if you know how to style them.

1. Find plaids that are summer appropriate. Choose lightweight plaids, like this cotton one I’m wearing. Also choose ones with bright summery color combinations, like yellows, blues, and pinks.

2. Pair with summery pieces. If you pair your plaid with wool, boots, or scarves, the outfit obviously looks winter-y.  So pair them with lightweight summery pieces, like shorts or a white skirt.

3. Switch it up. During the colder months, it’s common to wear it buttoned up, like I’m wearing it above. But switching up the way you wear it can make it feel less wintery. Wrap it around your waist with a summery dress, wear it open with a graphic tee underneath, or wear it knotted at your naval with a skirt. Get creative!

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  1. Natali says:

    This is a very pretty outfit! You look gorgeous!!


  2. Sarah Catherine (Sunflowers an says:

    Love these tips! I was just waiting for fall like a dummy. You look fab!




  3. paigeflamm says:

    I love how you paired it with this skirt! It looks aazingly beautiful!



  4. Christina Storm says:

    Love the mix of the plaid and the beautiful skirt! So pretty!!
    The Style Storm

    <3, Christina

  5. Sara B says:

    What a perfect nail polish color! What is it?

  6. Johanna says:

    This is probably my favorite photo set of you I’ve ever seen. You always look gorgeous, and your photos are high-quality, but WOW. These are next level. The mood, and the colors, and the lighting… perfection.

  7. Rae says:

    Great outfit! I love the red plaid paired with the white 🙂


  8. Heidi D. says:

    Your styling is so lovely here! Perfect combo!

    Wishes & Reality

  9. Anna Cobbs says:

    Love plaid paired with a feminine skirt! What a great idea. 🙂

    xo – anna

  10. Alfredo Ciano says:

    Classy & Understatement Style for an Unforgettable Summer !!! ByeBye & Lots of Luck !!!

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