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open plaid shirt

Monday, June 15, 2015








||J.Crew Factory plaid top (similar shirt, different colors) | Target white v-neck | similar navy shorts | Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace | similar tortoise sunglasses | Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Mini Affair Crossbody | Tory Burch Miller Sandals||

I have always loved how an open plaid shirt looks, but never loved how it looked on me. I later realized it was because I was trying to wear the look with too baggy of a top. If you want to try to achieve the same look, make sure you are using a fitted top for it to keep from looking sloppy. I once read a tip that said to consider buying a button down in one size smaller than you need. If you get one that fits you everywhere, but cannot be buttoned up comfortably, it will look perfect if you leave it open! Although I can wear this one both ways (styled here), I think it is a great tip! I really want to get a chambray shirt one size down, because both of mine are too baggy to wear open as is.

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58 thoughts

  1. Really chic plaid shirt, love the pretty colors! Beautiful necklace too!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  2. Love this plaid top, very cute casual look.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  3. I love rocking an open plaid shirt over a tank or tee shirt in the spring and fall! Such a cute look!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. Darcy, this is a great colored plaid shirt... it looks great with the fitted white shirt ♡ xox

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  5. Darcy, this is a great colored plaid shirt... it looks great with the fitted white shirt ♡ xox

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  6. What a great weekend outfit! Love the brightly colored top, you're right though the fitted shirt makes the look more put together.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  7. What a difference a more fitted shirt can make - this is a great casual look and not at all sloppy.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  8. Love the laid-back casual look - great idea to open the shirt up and give it a more relaxed feel! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. Perfect weekend look!! Love the colors of that plaid and that it can be worn both ways, score!

    xo Mary-Katherine
    gold-hatted lover

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  10. What a perfect weekend look--I love the colors so much and that necklace is fabulous!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  11. Such a great weekend outfit. Love that pink bag.

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  12. Nice, relaxed look with the button-down as a top layer. =)

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  13. Great comfy look! Perfect for the weekend!
    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

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  14. I love that top! It looks so cute and comfy!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  15. So cute!! And that bag!! Swoon.. hehe. I hope that you had a nice weekend too! :-)

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  16. That necklace + those shorts are the most perfect combo! and I love that bright pop of pink :) Obsessed with everything, Darcy! One day I will have my own Tory Sandals...one day.

    xo!
    Kylie
    absolutelyarkansas.com

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  17. I love the colorful plaid! Looks so comfy as well! <3
    xoxo,
    Amanda | www.TheChambrayBunny.com

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  18. I love throwing on a button down shirt and leaving it open in the summer time! So cute!

    XO,
    Emily
    Www.idodeclareblog.com

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  19. It's a very pretty plaid Darcy. Pretty for Summer.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  20. Pretty in plaid! Love the relaxed feel of this look.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  21. Super cute look! I discovered this trick awhile back with a shirt that was too tight across my chest but actually achieved this open look very well! Love the summer plaid too!

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  22. Love this, and yay for figuring out how it works best on you! :)

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  23. Very cute top, love the whole look!
    VelvetandVino.com

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  24. I absolutely love the colours in this plaid shirt!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  25. I'm mad for plaid. That's a great pattern!

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  26. What a great tip about sizing down on the button down! Thanks so much!!

    xo, Christina

    Fitness & Frills

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  27. simple but colorful! I like it!!!

    xoxo
    Brooke

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  28. I love the open plaid shirt look! Simple yet effective!

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  29. I like how these colors are different and more summery than the traditional plaids. You look cute as a button!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  30. Love this outfit, simple and chic but also comfy. Great summer outfit, especially for where I live.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  31. Open Plaid shirts are the best!

    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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  32. Love this look! The colors on that plaid shirt are amazing!

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  33. Oh I love that suggestion of sizing down to wear the shirt open! It seems obvious when you think about it but I never though of it myself. The way you have it styled here looks perfect! Love the cute springy/summery colors of that plaid shirt with the classic tee & shorts.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  34. I've done this same look with my chambray shirt but never thought about using my plaid ones - can't wait to try it! And I want those sandals!

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  35. I just wore my chambray open over a printed top. I love how simple it is, but it still looks more dressed up than just a tee!

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  36. I love wearing shirts like this! You look gorgeous! :)

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  37. I have been wanting those miller sandals... esp since my last name is miller teehee!!!
    xoxo Amanda

    The Miller Affect

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  38. I love wearing button ups open! This one is so fun with the different colors. Loving your bag too!

    xo,
    Angela

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  39. You look adorable! I love the soft colors of the top and that you tied the navy back in with the necklace!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  40. great tip! love this idea and it looks great on you!
    trish - tales from trish

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  41. I literally have like 20 tank tops that need plaid shirts and open shirts like this. This is such a cute concept because if you get too hot, you can take the plaid or open shirt off and just be in the tank top. Super cute shirt on you & I love all of that color :) xx

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  42. J. Crew seriously has the best button down shirts! I love the textured fabric of this one:)
    Elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  43. This is such a cute button down shirt! You can never go wrong with J.Crew! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  44. I can't believe I never wear my button-downs open. Such a cute look! I love plaid too - so fun.
    Katey
    http://www.twopeasinablog.com

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  45. I love plaid! This top is so cute and I love how you styled it!

    Xo,
    Brittany || Pretty & Sassy

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  46. Adorable casual look! I love the details from the sunnies to the quilted bag!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  47. I love wearing plaid- one of my favorites!

    XO,

    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  48. Looking as adorable as always!

    xo,
    Brooke | KBStyled

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  49. i have this shirt and now a new way to style it :)

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  50. What a fun way to dress up what is usually in my fall wardrobe!


    Morgan
    www.eenymeenyminymorgan.blogspot.com
    www.leighandmariehandstampedjewelry.com

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  51. Plaid always looks so laid back and cool, and transitions well from summer to fall. :)

    jessica / www.teamwiking.com

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  52. Are those shoes comfortable?! I've been debating on getting them...

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  53. Such a cute look! I love all the color and that bag!! Sportsanista

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  54. totally agree --- fitted under shirt with flowy over shirt!

    xoxo, Elena Michelle
    www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

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