This Stella McCartney plaid sweater is kinda kooky, kinda nerdy, kinda not, kinda...hard to categorize. Which can mean kinda hard to pull off in a way that says "I'm stylish" rather than "I raided grandpa's closet & not in an ironic way." I think the best way to solve such sartorial challenges is to (1) focus first on proportions; and (2) stick to colors that are tone-on-tone, with some that pop. So, the first: proportion. The sweater, all grandpa qualities aside, is oversize and boxy, so whatever you pair it with on the bottom half needs to provide balance below - here the pants are cropped and the shorter length helps bring harmony to the volume of the top half. Colorwise, I carried through the blues and whites of the sweater into the pant and also played up the blue hue with a nipped-waist denim blazzer. And few colors look as awesome paired with a pastel blue as a bright & throbbing red. Any excuse for stepping out in red footwear & accessories is fine by me. The reds in the boot & bag are slightly different; just for a bit of variation & visual interest, but not so much as to make people wonder if you're perhaps color blind. Blinded, though, they will be by your style savvy.
GET THE LOOK: denim blazer - DSQUARED2; pant - Stella McCartney; scarf - Destin; sunglasses - Miu Miu; boots - Saint Laurent; bag - Valentino Garavani
- Lesley Scott