I’m writing this en route to Paris for a whirlwind trip to my first Paris fashion week! Back in London, plaid pantsuits were making quite the appearance at LFW and even more of a statement on Instagram. For Day 3 of London Fashion Week shows, I wore this Maje plaid jacket and pant set. It’s super sleek and of course on trend, but also really really comfortable if you’re looking for an alternative outfit to wear during the day, styled up for night, or in business mode to work.
I’ve always been a fan of Maje. Just about everything from the line is chic, wearable, elevated, and a combo of classic meets fashion forward – one of the many reasons I was sold on this jacket and pant set. But if you’re after plaid pantsuits or want to take a try at the trend, many retailers have their own renditions, ranging from high-street prices to designer splurges. Plus, there’s no doubt this popular plaid print is popping up everywhere.
Last year we saw the Gucci mule take the world by storm. If you have a pair, keep bringing them out, but the next “It” item is Dior’s J’ ADior slingback shoe. This particular style comes in three heights — flat, mini heel, and high heel along with a rendition of colors and fabrics. I personally love the mini heel the most and went for the nude to be the most versatile —but if you find a pair in your size that you love, get them while you can. Like the Gucci mule, they’re selling out fast! I found mine in store at Neiman Marcus in Dallas, but they also sell them at Dior in stores and online. For sizing, I’m a US 7.5 and went with the 37. If I didn’t have this Dior pair I would definitely go for this white style by DVF — still classic, still chic, and just as versatile styled with trousers, jeans, or midi skirts come spring.
In addition to plaid pantsuits and slingback shoes, I always love a crisp white bag for spring. Black always feels a bit harsh to me after winter, unless it’s dressed up for nighttime. Styled with a pair of this year’s popular trendy white boots, Dior slingbacks, or a chic plaid pantsuits — it’s a match made in heaven!