black watch plaid
if there’s one fashion item that rings in the holidays, it has to be black watch plaid. plaid has been around for centuries and was and is the mark of a Scottish man. to be precise, the pattern known as plaid is actually tartan. and tartans are bands of colors woven together in horizontal and vertical patterns. over time, tartan plaid became synonymous with the regional clans scattered throughout Scotland, with each family adopting a particular pattern. but black watch plaid has always been associated with the Royal Highland Regiment, the pride of the United Kingdom’s army until it was recently disbanded in 2003. but somewhere, somehow, fashion took a firm interest in plaids, and they’re seen everywhere from shirts to blazers to pants.
a few of my favorites in black watch plaid
every year, my favorite brands trot out black watch plaid close to the holidays. this blazer is from Talbots last year’s edition. but not to worry, there’s a new black watch tartan plaid blazer released for 2019. black watch has to be one of my favorite plaids with the muted tones of green, blue, and black. it’s the perfect choice for a festive holiday outfit.
today, i paired my tartan blazer with lace pants. this particular pair is from J.Crew 2018. but again, there’s a new rendition available for 2019 available in three colors – black, red, and jade. i’ve always been drawn to the juxtaposition of pairing a masculine item like a blazer with a decidedly feminine item like lace pants. it’s the yin and yang of style that gives balance to an outfit.
add a white ruffle shirt from Ralph Lauren into the mix, and you are ready to party in style. this ootd is perfect for any soiree headed your way from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. today, i trotted out a pair of suede pumps (old, similar here). but go ahead and think outside of the box as far as footwear is concerned. glitter pumps to black boots would work. it all depends on where you live and how cold the temps dip.
here’s a gift guide from Talbots. perfect for the women in your life
all right, gang, it’s time to get this party, okay, monday started! J.Crew is having 40% off your purchase, Talbots is 40% off accessories and footwear. what holiday parties are you attending this year? let me know in the comments below.