Plaid seems to make it's appearance almost every Fall/Winter, and this Winter anything goes! Which is why earlier in the Fall I had purchased a plaid shirt dress from Cotton On to add to my wardrobe. Today, I am showing you another way to transform a plaid shirt dress into a long shirt to wear while out with friends shopping, grabbing lunch, coffee dates, or any other outings! Check out a couple of blogs back to see how I styled this same plaid dress here ! No matter what your style is, Plaid is perfect to fit old pieces with the new! Here is how I styled my plaid dress (turned shirt)!


I decided to transform this shirt dress into an over-sized shirt by tying a knot at the bottom and making sure it sits well on my hips. You can always add to this casual look by wearing a graphic tee and allow the plaid shirt to drape over.


I wore this plaid shirt over black skinny jeans, however this shirt would sit well over a long pleated skirt, black leggings, and boots for colder weather. Adding a skirt will also feminize this look.


Plaid and Leopard print just go together! Somehow it works!  Be careful though! Adding too much of both might clash, which is why my hint of leopard is coming from my cross-body bag. I just unhooked the straps to turn it into a clutch or handbag ;-) This clutch is small and compact so it's a perfect blend with this look. I finished my outfit by wearing my bowler hat and textured ankle booties by Steve Madden giving it a hipster vibe ;-)


Accessories are everything! While a statement necklace would work very well with this neckline, I wanted to keep this look casual with a long pendant necklace and pair it with my gold chained bracelet. The gold tone accessories, compliment well with the light brown leopard print that is represented on the bag.

Plaid is a wonderful staple to use through the seasons! With a plaid shirt dress you can wrap it around your waist, tuck it in with high waisted jeans or black leather skirt,  over khakis, under a sweater or puffer vest.....there are truly a variety of ways to style a classic plaid print!

Shop the Look!

Forever 21 Shirt Dress

Charlotte Ruse Hi-Low Plaid Shirt Dress

Nieman Marcus- Frank and Eileen Mary Cotton Shirt Dress

JcPenny Stretch Skinny Jean

H&M Super Skinny Low Jeans

Steve Madden Ankle Booties

Amanda Ribbon Bowler Hat

Fold Over Leopard Print Clutch

Vince Camuto Long Pendant Necklace

Lucky Brand Gold Tone Chain Bracelet

I hope you feel inspired by this look to restyle and reuse plaid prints that you already have in your closet!

XOXO Vanessa

Photography Credit: VuMan Photography