One peek at my husband’s closet (or his Instagram), and it becomes pretty clear he has a favorite pattern: Black Watch Plaid. Over the years, he’s amassed quite the collection of garments in his signature print, including everything from socks to a winter parka. I’ve even jumped on the bandwagon and purchased a few goodies myself to mix into my wardrobe.
Once a year on the day after Thanksgiving, while most couples are probably out shopping ’til they drop, I indulge hubby’s passion for tartan by celebrating his favorite fashion ‘holiday’: Black Watch Friday. Hence today’s uber preppy and matchy-matchy ensemble.
After a long weekend of binging on turkey and sweet potato pie, the last thing I wanted to do is squeeze into a pair of skinny jeans. So instead I reached way back into my closet for this swingy sweater dress that I’ve had for years. The bow keeps it festive, but the loose fit means I can keep my food baby under wraps for at least another day.
I paired this look with my two favorite accessories of the moment. The first being this adorable beret that I just couldn’t resist as soon as I saw the bow on the back. And last, but definitely not least, these gorgeous yet super comfy block-heeled mary janes with a colorful graphic print.
Just about every fashion magazine extols the virtues of the Little Black Dress, but what about the Little Black Jumpsuit?
I purchased this one almost two years ago on a whim, and since then I’ve added at least three different variations to my wardrobe. I love how they can be styled for the office with a blazer or cardigan and sensible shoes. But once 5 o’clock hits, I can swap out my shoes for a killer pair of stilettos and slip on a pair of bold statement earrings to hit the town.
I truly believe that everyone could benefit from this fun wardrobe staple, so I’ve rounded up a bunch of styles below that’ll be perfect for the upcoming holiday season.
About the Fit: Not gonna lie, jumpsuits can be super tricky! I steered clear of them at first until I found a silhouette that works for me. I find that a tailored look in my jumpsuits and a tapered leg that hits just above the ankle works best on my frame. This one is perfectly nipped in the waist, and I had the side pockets sewn shut to eliminate gaping at the hips and provide a smoother silhouette. It’s an easy alteration that does wonders.