- First of all, get your (plaid) items in affordable but good quality styles: It's a "trend" and "trends" come and go. You do not want to splurge on a trend that you would be embarrassed to wear when it is no longer in season. There are so many stores like Asos, H&M, Zara, JCrew, Miss Selfridge, Loft, Ann Taylor...that would roll out the current runway trends for more affordable price without losing the quality of their brand.
- Secondly, separate your items or clothing piece for work and play: If you take a look at the plaid (and sometimes gingham) clothing pieces out there in the stores, you would realize that not all of them are work appropriate and vice versa. That cute off the shoulder top or ruffled top and skirt might be more appropriate for a casual outing than to work. So, make sure you are able to separate your plaid pieces like that. And if you purchase a piece that you think you can style for work and play, surely, the accessories would be different for both occasion. So, separate the shoes and accessories you intend to use for the separate styling.
When you are done with the two tips above, you definitely would be ready to own your style. And if you are still in doubt on how to separate your plaid for work and play, just use this simple tip; "Keep the light and happy colors for