How to Wear a Plaid Skirt to Work

Bows & Sequins wearing a Halogen plaid skirt, a Nat & Nin leather tote, and J.Crew Mary Janes.

Happy Monday! I had such an amazing long weekend in California celebrating two friends getting married. From the welcome party on Thursday night, wedding festivities on Friday, and pool party on Saturday, it was such a fun few days with the best people. I majorly unplugged, which was much-needed… Didn’t really touch my phone or computer all weekend! While I wish I would have taken more pictures, it was so nice to just be in the moment. But today, it’s back to work! (And chugging coffee and water.)

Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and red plaid Halogen skirt with a white lace long sleeve blouse.

Unfortunately, this top is from Sézane this past fall, but you can see how I last styled it here! Fortunately, there’s a very similar style available now.

Chicago-based lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins styling a plaid skirt for work with a Nat & Nin leather tote, J.Crew Mary Janes, and a white lace top.

I wore these earrings twice over the weekend and got so many compliments on them! The rose gold color goes with just about everything and I know I’ll be wearing them non-stop the rest of the summer and during the fall, too. Sadly, they’ve already sold out, but there are quite a few similar pairs below!

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing Celine sunglasses and BaubleBar rose gold earrings.

Get the Look…

Sézane Lace Top (old; similar here!)
Halogen Plaid Skirt (on sale for $45!)
J.Crew Navy Mary Janes (old; similar here & here)
Nat & Nin Leather Bag
BaubleBar Earrings (on sale!)
Celine Sunglasses (similar here for less!)

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a Sézane lace top with a Halogen plaid skirt, BaubleBar earrings, black Mary Janes, and a Nat & Nin leather bag.

The coloring of these photos make this skirt look almost black, but it’s actually a very true blue color! (Just like it looks online.) It’s on sale for $45 and such a versatile piece to wear now and well into the fall. A note on sizing: definitely size down! It runs really big, I’m wearing a size 2 and I’m usually a 4/6.

Since the color palette is very classic and not your typical fall plaid, you can definitely get away with wearing it now. Can’t go wrong with red, white, and blue in the summer months! Be sure to check back this afternoon, as I’ll be sharing a way to wear it on the weekend, too.

Jessica Sturdy, of the fashion-focused lifestyle blog Bows & Sequins, wearing a Halogen black and red plaid skirt with a cognac leather bag and black Mary Janes.

Bows & Sequins wearing BaubleBar rose gold tassel earrings.

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins styling a Sézane lace top with a Halogen plaid skirt for work.





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  1. 7.24.17
    Emma commented:

    Cute and sophisticated!

  2. 7.24.17
    Rena commented:

    This is a perfect way to wear a plaid skirt for the office!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  3. 7.24.17
    Rach commented:

    That plaid skirt is so cute!!

  4. 7.24.17
    Liv commented:

    Love the plaid pattern. Also can be paired with tights in the winter!


  5. 7.24.17
    Natali commented:

    Oh yes, this is such a perfectly styled outfit for a work! I love the top and tasseled earrings!

  6. 7.24.17
    Kritsida commented:

    Super cute! I always think plaid is hard to pull off without looking like a school girl, but I think you did a really good job at it!
    Be sure to check out my latest blog post!
    x. kritsida

  7. 7.25.17
    Aline Brodbeck commented:

    Very elegant look. You are very classic. I love it. I would totally wear this look for my job at my law firm or at court.

    Aline Brodbeck | My Instagram profile

  8. 7.29.17
    Bets commented:

    Swooning over that bag, and drowning sorrows that the Pardon my French tee you’ve paired with that skirt before is sold out. All great looks!