Plaid was something I’d been, for the longest time, reluctant to wear. The pattern can be intimidating but it’s actually really easy to wear. Plaid would exclusively remind me of punk rock chicks or Catholic school uniforms. Since I am neither, I stayed away form these looks thinking they weren’t my style. The trick, however, is to take a strong element from a look—like the ones below, for example— and interpret it your own way so that you feel comfortable and like yourself. Plaid overload works for Gwen because she’s the front woman of a rock band, and she’s…well, Gwen Stefani: fashion icon—duh.
Since I am most definitely not the front woman of a rock band (I do all of my singing in the shower—fun fact!), I paired my Kut from the Kloth plaid pants with a black ribbed tank from James Perse to keep it casual, and a cashmere blend wrap from DKNY. The drapey cashmere wrap adds a touch of luxe but keeps the overall look of the outfit effortlessly casual. Simple black sandals complete the look.