I could hardly wait to style this plaid dress outfit. It seems so fitting for this time of year! The red tartan print winks at the upcoming holiday season, while also respecting the tone of late fall outfits. This winter look features the Gal Meets Glam Collection Robyn plaid dress styled with the best ankle boots (that are actually comfortable!) | Photos taken at Red Barn Inn
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Plaid Outfit Details: Gal Meets Glam Dress (unavailable) | Sam Edelman brown ankle booties
Tips for styling a plaid dress outfit
Here are a few tips, tricks, and outfit ideas to guide you through how to style a plaid dress or tartan piece:
- If you’re new to styling plaid prints, fabrics with two colors (like the dress featured) can be less intimidating and can seem more wearable compared to plaids with 3+ hues in them.
- Taking inspiration from the colors in the piece, pair plaid items with neutrals. Think a cozy beige cardigan, black casual blazer, on-trend sherpa bomber jacket, off white pullover (especially with a plaid skirt!), tan faux suede jacket, or black sweater (which is fun to try if you’re styling a sweater over dress outfit).
- Don’t be afraid of red lipstick! It will really pull the whole plaid look together.
- As with any outfit, there really are no rules. The most important thing is wearing something that you feel great in!
Where I found this gorgeous red dress
Looking back on a previously styled plaid outfit with jeans made me think about what other tartan pieces I wanted to add to my wardrobe this season. I wanted something feminine but festive while also embracing comfort (as always). I rarely have dressier holiday events to attend as my family takes a more laid back approach for the holidays. So, I knew instantly that I hit the jackpot finding this versatile tartan maxi dress at Nordstrom Rack since it can easily be dressed up or down.
An easy fall or winter look with plaid
A pair of comfortable ankle boots with the addition of a red lip offered a relaxed but statement-making outfit on my Deep Creek birthday getaway at the end of October. Plaid makes such a classic statement on its own, so no matter what season you’re stying a plaid dress in, I recommend that you keep shoes, accessories, and extras simple to keep the focus on your cheery dress.
It’s also the perfect Christmas plaid dress
Even though this dress feels appropriate for the late weeks of fall, it’s also stunning enough to be awarded the best Christmas plaid dress of 2020. Isn’t it amazing when you fall in love with something that can be worn in multiple seasons? By the time Christmas rolls around in a few short weeks, I’m hoping to have invested in a pair of taupe slipper loafers from Birdies (they sound oh-so-comfortable!) to create a cozy at home look that will still feel festive. If a plaid print piece doesn’t fall within the styles you align with for the holidays, try a solid red dress with black tights outfit instead for a look that you’ll feel equally as chic and seasonal in.
More plaid Holiday dress styling coming soon
Be sure to pin this post on Pinterest to find later. Check back in because I will update this post throughout the season as retailers continue to release cute plaid dresses! In the meantime, enjoy these red plaid styles: