Thrift + Style: Plaid Dress | Thriftanista in the City


Thrift + Style: Plaid Dress

I'm not a super fan of plaid but I just adored the cut of this 80s dress with poof sleeves, nipped waist, and a faux wrap front. Since plaid is on trend for fall, I feel very fortunate to have found such a great piece!

how to wear a plaid dress

I wore it to my first trip to Rooftop at the Wit. It's an amazing hotel bar with magnificent views of the city. The food and drinks were spectacular just like the views!

thrift and style a plaid dress

Plaid at the Thrift Store

Thrift stores love plaid! This is one of those abundant items you can find in your thrift mecca.

This may be my first time spotting a plaid dress that doesn't look super 80s. If it's a dress you're after, may the force be with you. Vinage Nut found a great one!

Dresses missing the matching belt are common. Pick up a cute belt while you're out shopping.

Plaid fabrics hide stains very well. Check your purchase thoroughly.

Like this exact dress? It's available for purchase in the Thriftanista Closet. Rooftop at the Wit ain't cheap I have to fund my adventure some how! Kidding. I'm actually saving towards a good school for V. Also, not cheap.

How to Style a Plaid Dress

A plaid dress with bold colors can stand on its own. You can be simply dressed with neutral colors.

A black or nude shoe seems to work best. Keep the footwear modern if your dress is vintage.

My styling of this dress was somewhat based on the weather. Warm fall day with a cooler night and I've never hung out on a rooftop so I added some bold accessories! A big bright scarf and crochet tights. Totally goes against my simply dressed tip. It's that way sometime.

Pair a structured plaid shirt with a full skirt and boom! You have the look of a plaid dress.

Visit my Plaid Pinterest board for more style and inspiration.

THRIFT vintage ruby red rhinestone earrings - vintage yellow scarf - vintage 80s plaid dress - leather belt RETAIL lace tights - Betsy Johnson pumps

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday MingleThrifters Anonymous, and What I Wore Wednesday.

view from the wit rooftop chicago



Unknown said...

Fantastic find!! Everything about it is lovely.

Kenya L Fashion Blog said...

Love this dress so much! Great find and nicely styled!

xo, Kenya

Ashleigh said...

I love that you went bold and added the scarf and tights. fabulous!!!!

K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy said...

If I'm ever in your area, we are definitely going thrift shopping! Love it all-the dress, shoes, tights and nice pop of the yellow scarf.

LA Lynn's said...

And, you look darling!!!!!

myedit said...

Love the dress! Is it kind of like a wrap? I'm the opposite of you, I just love a good plaid and I am glad you gave this one a go;)

Unknown said...

you look gorgeous! loving how you put the lace with the plaid-totally eye catching! i need to be on the lookout for some plaid that is colorful like this dress.
im following you on bloglovin now, stop by and say hi sometime!

antony said...

I'm Antonio from Italia
You are very beautiful and sweet ;)
Wich are the reasons of this message??
I start collecting photos of friends wearing plaid shirts and i created my own profile on FLICKR'S page in which this passion is better explained.
What i ask you??
PHOTOS of you and also other friends wearing as many plaid shirts is possibile ( i prefer men's button down cotton ones and gingham )
I will use the photos you will give me only for private collecting use!!
IF you will authorize me i'll add them to my own page of FLICKR.
I HOPE YOU HELP ME and more that you not consider my asking as disturb or a bad and wrong thing ;)
that is my FLICKR's page :
and my mail for photos:

un bacio

Thriftanista in the City said...

Thank you!

Thriftanista in the City said...

Thanks Kenya!

Thriftanista in the City said...

Thanks Jill!

Thriftanista in the City said...

Thank you!

Thriftanista in the City said...


Thriftanista in the City said...

Thank you!

Thriftanista in the City said...

Thank you! It laps over at the waist and is secured with snaps. Love your blog!

Thriftanista in the City said...

Thanks Kendra!

Thriftanista in the City said...

Thank you!

Antionette Blake said...

Great Mad for Plaid dress! Enjoy your weekend!

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