You heard it right ladies, I’ve already started planning my outfits for the upcoming fall season
although I am still happily wearing my summer pieces. I know it’s still insanely hot in most
parts of the US, and I blame all the great sales for my recent fall shopping sprees.

One of the pieces I did end up getting is this amazing plaid shirt that you see below. ( along
with two new shoes you see on the left and right) It is just the perfect fall item and a “never out of style” pattern.

Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt

Today I’ll show you my favorite 3 ways to wear a plaid shirt.  Wondering the best part? I’ll also share with you how you can increase your savings on your favorite purchases with a new website I was excited to discover- Splender. 

Splender is such a welcome find for women who love shopping ( pretty much us 🙂 ) from the stores they love, but who also love to get the best deals at the same time. I personally love to shop from stores like Nordstrom, Sephora, and J.Crew and appreciate purchasing well-made, high quality brands. I am also all for making smart shopping decisions.

I bought my plaid shirt, and the shoes from Nordstrom through Splender. The savings have been remarkable as the anniversary sale was going on, and I’ll get 4% cash back on my purchases which increases my savings. Yay! (makes me feel better about my splurges) Splender is very easy to use, free to join, and works at 800 + stores!

FROM THEBOXQUEEN’S CLOSET – THREE WAYS TO WEAR A PLAID SHIRT

Ok now on to the outfits! I can’t wait to show you 3 ways I plan to wear my plaid shirt in a couple months, when it gets a bit chillier outside. Actually I find plaid to be so versatile, and such a classic that I could probably find 100 ways to wear the same shirt LOL. These 3 are a good representation of how my most frequently worn outfits with the shirt will look like 🙂 Make sure to check-out under the pics for some style tips.

Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt

1) PLAID SHIRT AND RIPPED JEANS 

When I saw this Free People plaid shirt with the super cool shoulder detail I knew it had to be mine. The shirt was on sale at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, and shopping through Splender I took advantage of the rebate they had going on at the moment and will be getting 4% cash back on my purchase on top of that. As a result I saved over $40 on the shirt with the combined deals. This is how the Splender Cash Back Process Works:

  • You select a store on Splender Website
  • You click a deal/offer and get transferred to your chosen store’s Website
  • You complete your purchase there
  • The store than pays Splender a commission that they share with you in the form of cash. You can withdraw that cash via paypal when it’s in your account. – EASY! 🙂
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt

Isn’t the shoulder detail something special? I absolutely adore it!

Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt

STYLE TIP: One of my go to outfits with my plaid shirts is pairing them with my beloved ripped jeans. If you’ve been reading TheBoxQueen for a while, you probably already know that I have at least ten pairs of destroyed jeans; possibly more. 🙂 I make the outfit a bit more fun with a glam crystal statement necklace, and colorful pumps. A silver clutch helps keep the look sleek, and adds some more sparkle.

Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt

You can see me in a similar outfit to this one, during any given day in the fall.

Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt

2) PLAID SHIRT + FITTED SKIRT + PEEP -TOE BOOTIES 

This outfit is another look that I love to wear in the fall. A fitted skirt, a plaid shirt, and trendy cut-out peep-toe booties is just the type of combination I would choose to wear for a date with my husband, lunch with friends, or for a nice Saturday afternoon.

Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt

STYLE TIP: Pick a fitted skirt with a heavier fabric, ( they stay put and don’t bunch up 🙂 ) preferably with some detailing similar to my smoked grey skirt, and pair it with your favorite plaid shirt. Plaid shirts look great with statement necklaces. In this outfit I chose layered strands of pearls.

Choose a neutral shoulder bag to balance the colors, and a different neutral color in your shoes ( like my light grey booties) to keep the outfit modern, and not matchy-matchy. As I love a bit of whimsy in my outfits, I also added a leopard belt to the mix. It’s very thin and adds a fun factor without clashing with the plaid. <3

Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt

These heels are surprisingly comfortable. Looks can be deceiving 🙂

Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt

3) PLAID SHIRT + LEGGINGS + CHUNKY HEEL BOOTIES  

This third outfit is the epitome of my daily uniform when I am on mom duty; volunteering at my kids’ schools, driving them around, or while running errands. It’s so comfortable but is still put together. (compared to my fitness outfits I want to live in LOL)

Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt

STYLE TIP: Pick a legging with a lot of stretch to it. It’ll help you stay cozy all day long, and the fit will be better. You can still wear heels if you love them as much as I do, but choose chunky heels that are easy to walk, and drive in. A medium sized shoulder bag, big enough to carry all your day essentials, is perfect to be worn on your shoulder, or as a cross-body. I chose a bright green bag to cheer up the neutral tones of my navy/brown/cream look. A delicate necklace, and a cuff bracelet completes your comfy day outfit.

Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt
Three Ways to Wear a Plaid Shirt

Share your thoughts with me ladies!! What are you most excited to wear in fall? Which items do you think you’ll wear again and again in many outfits. I would LOVE to hear what you think. 

Have you tried Splender yet? Tell me all the great deals you find through them!

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  • Jody DesChenes

    love the shirt and love the looks! and i have one more! WITH YOUR AWESOME YELLOW/MUSTARD SHOES!

    • Theboxqueen

      Jody YES!!! I’ll definitely wear the shirt with my Yellow shoes :-)) I wanted to show different options in this post but in the back of mind I also thought the Oxfords would be good with it LOL. A bra sounds like a good find. A while ago I learned that a good, supportive bra makes outfits look much better and helps with body proportions. Isn’t Nordstrom Rack the best? I am obsessed with finding treasures from there haha. XOXO, Elif

      • Jody DesChenes

        our mall is being renovated and we are getting a Rack & an H&M, which will be kind of fun. i live in a GREAT town, but for some reason our shopping has always been behind. probably best (:

  • Sophia

    All three looks are so pretty! I love the skirt outfit. The caged boots rock. Where did you get the shirt? Can you include a link. I want it:)

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks so much Sophia 🙂 I also love the skirt and the caged boots <3 The shirt is from Nordstrom; it's a Nordies Exclusive by Free People – here is the link: http://rstyle.me/n/6xt2n5ez6 XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    Love the shirt! I was thinking about getting a plaid shirt for fall. Where did you get the boots in your third outfit- they are fabulous. 🙂 I wasn’t familiar with Splender- will check it out. 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      Cheryl, the shirt is from Nordstrom here is a link if you want to check it out – http://rstyle.me/n/6xt2n5ez6 I bought mine online but the stores carry it as well. The boots is by Dolce Vita. I found them at a Nordstrom Rack store and they have a similar color online as well http://rstyle.me/n/7s5ky5ez6 If you have a local Nordstrom Rack store there’s a big chance you can find them there. Hope this helps. 🙂 Have a lovely Thursday dear. XOXO, Elif

      • Cheryl

        Thanks, Elif! Will definitely check out my Nordstrom Rack. 🙂

  • I love that plaid! All three of these outfits are fabulous! I’ll had not heard of Splender and will need to check it out!

    Jill
    http://www.dousedinpink.com

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks Jill. Splender is great for extra savings and so easy to use. 🙂 Happy Thursday. XOXO, Elif

  • That is a lovely plaid shirt! I think that the outfit with the distressed denim is my favourite 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks Mica I love it too. Distressed denim is like my daily uniform haha. XOXO, Elif

  • I am longing for fall over here! Excited for plaid and cozy sweaters!

    Brooke

    • Theboxqueen

      I am trying to enjoy the last weeks of summer but fall clothing is always so fun 🙂 Hope you are having a great summer. XOXO, Elif

  • Kindly With K

    I’m waiting to bring out my plaid shirts!! I have a feeling it will be awhile here in Southern California though!! I especially love how you styled it with leggings and chunky boots…one of my faves! 🙂

    XO Kourtney
    kindlywithk.blogspot.com

    • Theboxqueen

      I think it’ll be a few more weeks at least here for fall to come as well. I am still enjoying summer but also always appreciate fall fashion 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Kourtney. XOXO, Elif

  • Talba1

    Great combination. I love the shoes and the bags also. The shirt looks versitile to wear as casual or formal. You rock all?

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks my dear. I loved styling it differently; plaids are such classics. 🙂 Happy weekend. XOXO, Elif

  • john hutchens

    I like the plaid shirt. I really like the way you styled it for three different look. They all look very nice.

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Plaid is such a fall classic. Happy weekend!