Glen plaid has become a wardrobe staple for people of all ages and sizes in the past year or so. The pattern has a mostly monochrome palette of black, grey, and/or white. Since I was seeing the print on ‘It’ girls everywhere, I decided to try my own take on the Glen plaid power suit. Having a Glen plaid blazer is good enough, but there’s something fun about the challenge of putting two different plaids together!
I bought the blazer first at Zara during the beginning of their winter sale. What I like about the blazer is that it’s oversized, so I can wear it with pretty much anything. I found the plaid skirt on the clearance rack at Target, a remnant of one of their earlier Who What Wear collections. I immediately thought the skirt would go perfectly with the blazer, even though there’s a slight difference between the two patterns. Since the suit itself is a bit much visually, I decided to wear a lace bodysuit underneath. And to keep the look more uniform I thought it would be best not to deviate too much from the grey/black color palette.
There’s a fine line between making the outfit classy and make it trashy. That’s another reason why I’m glad I found the perfect oversized blazer. It really helps offset the low cut of the lace bodysuit. Instead of opting for strappy sandals or anything with vinyl/perspex, I paired the suit with black patent booties. Outfits are all about balance, so I had to balance the short skirt with some ankle boots! I’m still on the hunt for plaid trousers to go with the blazer so I can wear the power suit in cooler weather too. I can also see myself wearing the blazer with any and everything. That’s the beauty of Glen plaid.
Do you think Glen plaid is just a trend that resurfaces every decade or so, or do you think it’s a staple fabric that’s here to stay? Leave a comment below 🙂