Diversity Chic | Perfectly Plaid

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First off, SORRY I’ve been MIA! I’ve been doing a lot of behind the scenes stuff to really improve this blog all the way around. Nothing will be dramatically different to you guys but thanks for your patience while I figure this out. I’m SO glad it’s time for Diversity Chic so I could finally post again! If you’re new around here:

Diversity Chic is a collaboration of Dallas bloggers showcasing current fashion trends on a variety of skin tones, hair colors, body types and heights. Each month we will feature a new trend tailored to our personalities and style.

Our focus is to explore the world of fashion in its unique, diverse, and stylish manner – one trend at a time.

To be perfectly, honest, this month started with a “picnic plaid theme” but once we all chose our outfits and realized it would be 100 degrees….that just wasn’t going to happen. Since gingham tends to have a very retro 1950s feel, Stephanie had the fabulous idea of shooting in front of a classic diner and Jordan suggested classic Coke bottles and it was PERFECTION.


When possible, I try to shop my own closet first when we choose our theme and the only plaid I have is flannel shirts. NOT okay for summer. After some soul searching and realizing I wouldn’t survive in a flannel shirt (even just for a photoshoot), I decided to find something to tie it around! Enter: the stripe and floral tunic. Pattern mixing GALORE!
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I love that each of us wore a different plaid piece – without even consulting each other first! Jordan (of course) has a super chic top that can be dressed up or down, Sevi is wearing a darling A-line skirt and Stephanie is wearing a chic and comfy shirtdress that I might just steal out of her closet. Make sure to check out each of these ladies’ posts!

Sevi of Ware is the Vodka | Jordan of Darling Truly | Stephanie Drenka


Want to recreate this look on your own? Click the links below to make it happen – believe it or not you can get the whole thing for less than $65! That’s less than I paid for my look – dang Converse ate up $40 of my budget! Of course it’s even better if you can use some of the stuff you already have in your closet, you don’t have to make it look EXACTLY like what I wore!


T shirt dress ($12.90) // Grey sneakers $17 // Buffalo plaid shirt $20  // NARS Velvet Matte Lip pencil in Cruella FREE at Sephora on your birthday! (Sign up here) // Statement Necklace $10 // 360 stud earrings $4

My total outfit cost: $110 | Your total outfit cost: $65!

How do you like to wear your plaid? Tie your plaid shirts around your waist to get a bit of wear out of them during the summer!


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8 thoughts on “Diversity Chic | Perfectly Plaid

  1. I love this feature. All of you ladies are gorgeous. A dress, Chucks, and a button down tied around my waist is pretty much my favorite casual look of all time. I love the detailing on your dress. It adds a nice POP to the look. Beautiful!

    Cameron Proffitt

  2. I am SO wanting a Coke right now! These pics are just awesome and I’m LOVING your whole outfit!
    Plaid is one of my go-to prints for sure!

    CS Gems

  3. I absolutley love the concept of this! All of y’all look so great..and I love the simple black and white patterns..plus love how you added your converse and plaid shirt to your dress!

  4. I love the dress you are wearing…is it Ampersand Avenue? The style for a steal look you posted is cute but the one you’re wearing is REALLY cute.

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