black watch plaid and lace pants

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

 

blackwatch plaid and lace pants

lace pants | ruffle shirt | similar blazer | similar shoes | bracelet | similar handbag | lip shade exotica

blackwatch plaid and lace pants

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.

blackwatch plaid and lace pants

lace pants

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.

blackwatch plaid and lace pants

blackwatch plaid and lace pants

ruffle shirt

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.

blackwatch plaid and lace pants

blackwatch plaid and lace pants

this is the time of year to add some bling. this bracelet is from J.Crew, similar here and here.

blackwatch plaid and lace pants

lace pants | ruffle shirt | similar blazer | similar shoes | bracelet | similar handbag | lip shade exotica

blackwatch plaid and lace pants

 

blackwatch plaid and lace pants

blackwatch plaid and lace pants

here’s a gift guide from Talbots. perfect for the women in your life

 

blackwatch plaid and lace pants

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.

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6 Comments

  1. Rhonda wrote:

    Great outfit! I bought Talbots black watch velvet pants last year and loved them. I also bought a black watch top and a skirt. (Can one get too much black watch?? Lol!) I’ve worn out a pair of black lace pants from AT, so will check out these from Talbots. And the shoes!! Love, love, but sadly, I can’t wear heels anymore!

    Posted 11.25.19 Reply
    • ohhhhh, those pants are holiday perfection! and i’m with you, there’s never too much black watch plaid in my world. happy thanksgiving!

      Posted 11.26.19 Reply
  2. Susan wrote:

    Beth, love this outfit! The lace pants can also go very dressy! I have had a pair for years. I plan to wear them With a dressy top to a Christmas Party at club this year! Love seeing some holiday wear!,

    Posted 11.25.19 Reply
    • lace pants are so versatile. i bought the matching lace top to go with the pants and the outfit is tres chic. but love the fact you can mix and match with other items. happy thanksgiving!

      Posted 11.26.19 Reply
  3. Suzanne M Smith wrote:

    Oh, love this–Very nice! I’m also a black watch fan as well–I have a few items already and a pair of shoes in it, too.Love the plaid paired with the lace pants. I typically purchase some sort of holiday plaid each year, but I wait until there’s a great sale, and sometimes that means even after the holidays–then I have something to look forward to for the next year, though! The blouse pulls it all together.

    Posted 11.25.19 Reply
    • i knew you would be a black watch plaid girl too! i love royal stewart plaid just as much. just finished a video where i wear then three different ways. happy thanksgiving!

      Posted 11.26.19 Reply
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