How to wear a red and black tartan plaid top with jeans and booties.
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It’s a festive, pretty print, and the fabric is soft and comfortable but there were two issues for me:
- 1.) the square neckline (because it’s really not a scoop neck) goes out too far and my bra straps show,
- 2.) it’s too short – it’s more crop length. I wore the top once (in this photo), and then it’s been sitting in my closet since while I’ve contemplated donating it.
I ended up crocheting around the neck opening to bring it in – you can see how I did that in my Shay Collar post over on my sister blog, EyeLoveKnots.
It was the first time I had done something like this, and it worked out perfectly! What a game changer.
The top is still short, but I just paired it with some high waisted pants. Before, it was too much to have the neckline and length bothering me, but I can work with just one. I was tempted to crochet around here too but after testing the neckline out a little, I am worried it will be too tight, and I won’t be able to get my arms through.
I got my wooden rectangle earrings from ModCloth a couple years ago, and they’re sold out now, but I found some similar ones on Etsy: Wooden Bar Earrings, Flower Earrings, Laser Cut Earrings, Wooden Rectangle Bar Earrings.
I’m rocking my high waisted blue jeans from Wal-Mart that are NoBo brand. These are really great quality jeans. They have outlasted my Old Navy Rockstars, and are really comfortable. My only issue with them is compression – they have none in the front so if you’re like me and have a little belly on you, it is noticeable in person (though you can’t really tell in these photos). I am 5’6″ and 193 pounds wearing the size 13.
I’ve paired this outfit with these almond toe chunky booties I ordered online from SheIn a couple years ago. They are my favorite boots I own. At first, I wasn’t sure how I was going to like the almond toe because I usually don’t like pointed shoes, but these are so comfortable, and stylish. Wish they had a few other colors available. I did find some similar ones on Amazon that are now on my wish list.
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