As mad for plaid as I am? So are Hedi Slimane of Saint Laurent, Rossella Jardini of Moschino, and Mr. Lagerfeld himself. But if you tossed that old school uniform or it doesn’t quite fit the way it did as a teen, do not fret. Perhaps it’s time to be the teacher rather than the pupil and there are some very grown up ways to add plaid that are more collegiate than kindergarten. Let me school you for a moment. Pop a varsity jacket on with distressed denim and pumps, add a plaid jumper over a turtleneck, or polish off those penny loafers- but never forget your over the knee socks. (Pro-tip: for cooler climates, layer over the knee socks atop sheer stockings in the same shade or patterned color family). Pick a piece or two to achieve the look, but don’t go for extra credit by overdoing it. You should look subtly nostalgic, not like you just stepped out of a time machine.
1. Rag & Bone Raquel Boiled Wood Varsity Jacket, 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Maya Plaid Wool Skirt, 3. Rag & Bone Beeman Velvet Tassel Loafers, 4. Theory Nikay Catalogue Cotton Blend Dress, 5. Saint Laurent Two Tone Leather Penny Loafers, 6. Missoni Shimmer Stripe Thigh Highs, 7. J. Crew New Schoolboy Brushed Stretch-wool Twill Blazer, 8. Vivienne Westwood Rocket Tartan Mini Skirt, 9. Robert Clergerie Serana Leather Wedge Pumps, 10. Elkin Basset Dress, 11. Gucci Beverly Patent Leather Pumps, 12. Plush Fleece Lined Thigh Highs, 13. J. Crew Wool Varsity Jacket, 14. Free People Lady Macbeth Skirt, 15. Bop Basics V-Neck Cardigan
You’re dismissed. xx, WhyDid
I can not lie, I don’t watch Glee. However, one young lady keeps showing up on red carpets and catching my attention: Dianna Agron. Apparently she plays Quinn, a perky and somewhat promiscuous cheerleader and glee club member (again, I don’t follow the show). With her all American good looks, Agron fits the part of cheerleading queen bee perfectly. While she pulls off the fresh faced bouncing ponytail look with ease, what really impresses me is the way she transforms herself from pink cheeks and shiny pout to smoky eye and sexy updo.
Agron has managed to merge pretty with edgy. She pairs classic Chanel couture with smudgy cat eyes and rocker hair. While she isn’t going to go down in history as a style icon, she is the absolute perfect mix of sugar and spice.
Want to put a little pep in your step? Try a few of these Agron inspired pieces. Add her favorite Chanel lipstick and polish to take even your sweetest ensemble to the next level and always be sure to have that good girl glow with Benetint’s Posietint.
Top (L to R): Rebecca Minkoff Rumi Dress, $425, Chanel le vernis Nail Color, $25, Christian Louboutin Rolando Patent Leather Platform Pumps, $695, Volcom Time Lines Striped Tank Dress, $38, Bottom (L to R): Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Color, $35, American Apparel Plaid Chiffon Double Layered Shirred Waist Skirt, $42, Nanette Lepore Latin Lover Dress, $348, Benefit Posietint, $28
Oh, it’s that time of year again. Kids are school shopping and it’s time to head back to class. Whether you’ll be hitting the books or just hitting the pavement, here are a few ideas to be worn together or separately to make yourself feel like your very own version of Blair (or Serena).
J. Crew Stripe Confetti Ruffle Shirt, $89.50
Equipment Sisley Chiffon Signature Blouse, $188
J.Crew Cascading Ribbon Cardigan, $88
Torn by Ronny Kobo Coco Chains Cardigan, $275
Madewell Sweater Blazer, $168
Rag & Bone Ledbury Glen Plaid Wrap Skirt, $255
Tibi Draped Bow Miniskirt, $278
Mod Cloth Once in a Blue Skirt, $57.99
Bebe Pleated Leather Panel Skirt, $139
Free People Miller Cutout Oxford, $98
Tory Burch Victor Perforated Wedge Oxfords, $325
Accessorize these looks with the socks from last week and go straight to head of the class.