This multicolor plaid print shell has quickly become a staple in my closet and my go-to when I’m not quite sure what to wear to work.
Not only can this be worn in the summer as a sleeveless option, but you can also layer it with cardigans or blazers to transition it into other seasons at the office.
Case in point:
What is your go-to item in your closet when you can’t think of what to wear?
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Gina @ On the Daily Express says
What a great shell and I love how you showed how versatile it is with each different color pairing, plus it works with pants and skirts, and I’m sure you could even dress it down with jeans. Thanks so much for sharing your outfit options with Manic Monday! -Gina
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Thank you Gina! I definitely need to do a casual look with jeans next :-)
Erin @ Loop Looks says
Every time you wear this shell I covet it. I wonder if it would ever show up on ebay…
Finding stuff from BR is so hit or miss I feel…eBay or ThredUp or any other app might be good too! (SO wish BR Outlet had it’s own website that you could order from, by the way!)
That is a great shell. The three styles you posted are all great looks. I like them all!
Thanks Carrie! All the colors make it easy to give it a whole new look when I layer it with a solid color!
Amy @ Second City Randomness says
I’m so plain… my “go-to” that I can dress up or down is a basic black 3/4 sleeve… i throw it with jeans, dress pants, and skirts. I’m also not ready to admit it’s probably not in the best of shape…
That’s a classic staple- you could do a lot with it in terms of accessories, scarves, layering with sweaters, cardis, blazers, etc. I actually need to upgrade my black dress top…it’s seen better days for sure.
this is great – very versatile top! It would also be great with white skinnies and cognac boots and a moto jacket! Or layered over a chambray would be awesome as well. Ah, the possibilities are endless! Thanks for sharing!
LOVE those suggestions Carylee! I have white skinnies and cognac boots- might have to give it a try!
Katie @ Live Half Full says
I love this!!! I’m pretty boring when it comes to work because I usually wear the exact same thing, some type of dress. However, I switch up my cardigans/jewelry and I have enough dresses to swap out. So it works for me!
You can create lots of looks with dresses- all about those accessories! I know Erin did a post on how to remix dresses recently- I pinned it for inspiration!
Love all the colors in that piece! Really pretty! Right now, my go to has been black skinnies and boots.
Thanks Carly! I’ve been using and abusing my boots this winter season too- such a staple!
I love how you’ve remixed the top! I think I like the middle one best – purely because I’m increasingly loving blazers lately!
Thanks Corinne! I am a huge blazer fan too these days!
This top is so pretty! I really love it, especially with the mint cardigan!
Thanks Lauren! I love the lighter mint against the darker shell too- really lightens it up!
I would definitely wear this blouse often if it was in my closet too! It’s great – and I really like all the remixes you created to bring out each of the colors in the blouse. Thanks for stopping by the Fashionably Employed Link Up this week. Hope to see you back again next week!
~ Jen (www.basictrainingcorporatestyle.com)
Thanks Jen! I love all the colors in it- makes it a no brainer for remixing!
This top is one of my favorite things in your closet – I love how versatile it is with all the colors! :)