What Do You Wear in November?
November is that weird time when we’re living post-Halloween, expectant of a big turkey dinner (if you’re in the US) and half the world is already decorating for Christmas.
What do you wear for such an in-between time? Is it too soon for an ugly Christmas Sweater? Is it too late to wear black and orange?
Enter: plaid pants.
Plaid pants are my solution for having something vaguely festive, still a little spooky, and definitely only in style if you’re Avril Lavigne in 2004.
My red plaid pants were thrifted during an epic thrift excursion with some of my family last year.
I’ve had them on my thrifting wishlist for many years and was excited to find them. I’ve since worn them with graphic tees, sweaters, sweatshirts, and every top in between.
I styled them up recently for an outing with a friend and liked the outfit so much that I wanted to snap a photo (or like 40) and break the look down for you. Let’s dig in!
How I Wore My Thrifted Plaid Pants
My outfit actually started off as a simple jeans and an X-Files graphic tee combo. But I was feeling drawn to this unworn red blazer in my closet (this is its inaugural wear on the blog, please say hi 👋)
Once I added such a big pop of color, it only seemed right to keep adding more. So I added my red thrifted plaid pants and red ballet flats.. and then a red headband because, why not?!
My friend that I met up with is very used to my “interesting” outfit choices so it felt like an OK time to experiment! We ended up at a thrift store where I even got a few compliments from strangers. Winning!
👗 WHAT I’M WEARING 💄
Thrifted plaid pants + blazer + graphic tee, $10 total | thredUP/thrifted Baggu tote, $20 (shop similar totes on thredUP) | Claire’s headband, $10 (shop exact headband) | Old Walmart ballet flats, $10
The Truth About My Thrifted Plaid Pants
What do you think of this outfit? How should I restyle these plaid pants for the holiday season? I’d love to do a mini lookbook blog post using them!
If you want to recreate this outfit, be sure to Pin it to reference later!