Does anyone know the difference between plaid, checkered, or the buffalo plaid pattern? To me these three terms are interchangeable. Although in the fashion world, plaid is described as different sized vertical and horizontal stripes of two or more colors, checkered is described as equal sized squares of two alternating colors, and buffalo plaid is described as a larger, square checkered pattern. I had to brush off on my old skills of working retail at Madewell and learning all about their trendy flannels and all the different patterns so I settled on buffalo plaid to describe the shirt I’m wearing in today’s look. Plus, in the office today, Bob Marley’s song Buffalo Soldier played in our office so boom I knew it was meant to be. It also provided the inspiration for the title of today’s style post.
Weather in the NYC metro area is still pretty fickle. One day it will actually feel like November with cooler temps and then the next day we are back to a late summer feel in the air. but these days, no matter what the weather, I am getting tons of wear on my green and black buffalo plaid tunic from Zara. I am obsessed with the oversized fit and the long length of the shirt. Also, a shirt like this can easily be layered with a leather jacket or sweater for those chillier days.
If you follow me on Instagram you will see a common fringe theme in my outfits. I love fringe and especially fringed denim for this season. I can’t get enough of my black denim with the fringed bottom by the brand Flying Monkey. These high-waisted jeans have a jegging like feel so they are super comfortable. Additionally, the length is perfect to show off the fringe whether with a pair of flats or booties.
These metallic mules are going to fall apart one of these days. I have been wearing them non-stop. I get tons of compliments on the bold silver color, which surprisingly goes with many of my looks. Something about these silver shoes paired against my black jeans and the bright green in my shirt just looks great. I am mule/slip on slides obsessed this season and I find the best place to find these shoes are Marshalls or Tjmaxx, which coincidently is where I found these.
And lastly, since the neck of my tunic is somewhat low, I decided to add one of my favorite statement chokers. This choker from a local boutique scores tons of compliments and adds the right amount of bling.
I been in a shopping frenzy lately and have been buying a lot and incorporating my new stuff with the old stuff in my closet. So expect more content from me coming soon. But until then keep the convo going by letting me know in the below what has been your favorite recent purchase and how you have been styling that item. Talk soon!
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