OOTD: Preppy and Plaid

Every once in a while, I’ll spot something for sale that, at the moment- might not make much sense to buy right then and there- be it the time of year, the weather, etc., but something in the back of my mind tells me that said impulse purchase will most definitely find it’s place and undoubtedly become a cherished piece in my closet and wardrobe at some point in the future.

Such was the case with these stretchy and flared plaid pants- with mustard yellow, red, orange and black throughout. With a high waist and made with impossibly soft fabric similar to yoga pants, I had seen these on a rack in the weeks before Summer was coming to a close and said to myself: “those are perfect for Fall.”

Since then, they’ve sat nearly folded in one of my dresser drawers while I waited for opportune time to show them off. And now, with the temperatures starting to dip into cooler-but-not-too-cold at night in recent weeks- I finally had my chance before and during a local football game I watched a portion of while out enjoying the late afternoon/early evening with a friend. Pairing these with a simple black t-shirt, a mustard yellow beanie and brown lace-up ankle boots- I was the personification of early-Autumn and collegiate bliss.

I brought along my beloved gray and black UMass sweatshirt, as well- just so I wouldn’t get too chilly when the sun finally set over the field right before halftime- and even that added an extra element of seasonal chic to the overall look.

I’m presently on the prowl for different color variations of these pants, which are so comfortable and unbelievably flattering. I’d love to own a pair with some blue or green mixed in, or maybe a black/white/gray version that I can wear with any of my sweaters to work this year.

We all know I have enough hats to match whichever color combination I can find, after all. I practically live in beanies this time of year.

xo

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Hi! I'm Ashley. I'm a blogger and a radio personality with a makeup and shoe addiction based out of Boston and the Pioneer Valley. These are my (mis)adventures.

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