Plaid Squared with DressLily & Link Up On the Edge #71

What is better than plaid for a festive holiday vibe in your outfit? Plaid squared, of course. I have been telling you all that I am currently obsessed with plaid. And hats. So here is yet another plaid outfit with a hat! But this time, I doubled my plaid!

*This is a sponsored post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

*Buffalo Plaid Coat: Old Navy from last year.

You can see my red and black Buffalo plaid coat in this post from last week. And if you missed my plaid tunic and cloche hat outfit from Thanksgiving, you can check that out in this post. And just the other day, I styled a purple plaid swing dress with my pink velvet booties. And there is still more plaid to come.

*Plaid Vest: Plus Size Open Front High Low Plaid Waistcoat c/o DressLily.

The trick to doubling your plaids is to make sure you stick with coordinating or matching colors. My Buffalo plaid is red and black. The plaid vest is red, black, and tan. You also want the contrasting plaids to be different sizes to avoid looking like a hot mess.

I felt like black boots were too predictable, so I opted for brown. And yes, you can pair brown and black together, especially when the plaid incorporates both of those colors. This vest came with a skinny black belt. But I didn’t like the belted silhouette on my frame. Also, I ordered the vest in a 5XL and the belt was no bigger than a size Small. I actually wore the belt as a choker in this post.

I have another outfit coming soon featuring three plaid patterns.  Yep, I combined three plaids on one outfit! So stay tuned for that! Are you as obsessed with plaid as I am? Would you double your plaids? I would love to hear your take on this print.

And now your favorite posts from last week.

Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun captured your attention with this stunning silk striped shirt dress in her post Lily Silk – High Quality Silk, Black Friday Deals. Isn’t she stunning in this look? I am loving the red pumps with this dress!

Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun

And Rena of Fine Whatever showed us three amazing ways to style a cute shift dress for work, play, and fun in her post Shift Dress: Up Down All-Around. I do love a good shift dress and Rena is certainly rocking all three styles!

Rena of Fine Whatever

Keeping it on the edge,


Linking up with these Fabulous Link Ups.


I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

60 Responses

  1. I love how adventurous you are with your prints, Shelbee!! What a fabulous look, and I love how you wore brown boots instead of the black!!

  2. hey, hey, that’s me, one of the featured posts from last week. Thank you so much for the honor. I must say that I adore this outfit, especially the high/low open from vest. Pairing it up with black and brown was brilliant as is the mixing of plaid patterns. I’m looking forward to seeing the outfit with 3 plaids. I’ve been wanting to do a couple of posts with the mixing of same patterns and I may get to doing one soon. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.


    • That is you, featured right there, my fabulous friend! The outfit coming on Tuesday was originally just two plaids again, then I never photographed it because it started pouring rain. When I styled it again to take photographs, I got bold. Really bold. And went for three! It somehow worked out really well…one of the plaids is barely visible, but it’s there and it’s fun! I can’t wait to share it. Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving another wonderful comment! Have a fantastic weekend.


  3. That plaid vest is great! And those boots! Wow! I love boots like that, they are so cool.

  4. Love the double plaid…you nailed it with the matching color combo!

  5. I think tan is the perfect colour with plaid so those boots look fabulous, Shelbee! Great idea combining the plaids too – you’ve got it down to a fine art! Beautiful!
    Suzy xx

  6. I am a big fan of plaid too! Love this vest and dying over that hat. Thanks for the link up!

  7. I agree plaid is so festive and “the season!” You look fabulous! I wore a red and black check yesterday feeling the spirit. Have a great weekend!

  8. Aww thanks so much for the feature! Made my morning! Have a fab Friday, Dear!

    Dawn Lucy

  9. Love the plaid Shelbee! You paired it with the perfect over the knee boots. 🙂

  10. Very nice plaid vest! I really like the colors and how great it looks with your tan boots and cute hat. The double layer of plaid is so fun!

    • Thanks so much, Jennie! I was unsure of the double plaid, but then it worked so well that I tripled some plaid for a post coming next week. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  11. Such a festive look! you look amazing! Love the plaid poncho!
    Edwige |

  12. Combining three plaids on one outfit?! That is a true plaid master talking! Can´t wait to see it. You look really stylish today. I might had even tied a bet around the vest and make it look like a dress, it´s so cute!
    Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs! 😘

    • Yes, Helen! I am so excited to share my three-plaid outfit! I tried to belt this vest, but it looked horrible on me that way! But I think I will try again. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the wonderful suggestion. Have a fabulous weekend, my friend.


  13. I love this plaid vest! It’s perfect for the holidays, and I also love the layered plaid look! I need to add some more plaid to my wardrobe!

  14. Loving plaid and the way you styled this!

    Life is just Rosie

  15. I love the plaid vest Shelbee, and the brown boots look great! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Emma xxx

  16. Liking the check, good bright colour too. Thank you for hosting Shelbee. x Jacqui

  17. What a terrific fall outfit!
    Thanks for hosting and for sharing with my party!
    Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  18. The double plaid is so festive! I love it!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  19. Really loving the fall vibes with your look! That vest is a great layer!
    xo Adri

  20. I love the plaid on plaid, especially with those fabulous boots! Thanks for hosting the linkup, and have a fantastic weekend!
    Cheryl Shops |

  21. I’m loving those boots, great outfit!

  22. Love the print, it’s perfect for the season.

  23. love this look! plaid is one of my favorites for the holidays 😀

  24. Shelbee, I love your plaid looks, and I agree, brown boots look great with black. I especially love the light, tannish brown color of your boots with black. I’ve bought a Buffalo Check vest in red and black, but I haven’t worn it yet. You’ve given me some ideas on how to style it! Have a great weekend!

    • Julie, thank you so much! A red and black Buffalo plaid vest sounds marvelous! I look forward to seeing how you style it. I am glad I could give you some ideas. Have a wonderful weekend!


  25. Love this jacket Shelbee and how you have styled it 🙂 Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop.

  26. Plaid looks good on you. Thanks for hosting and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  27. Shelbee you look amazing. We are “plaid-sisters” :))
    XO Tina

  28. These are pretty awesome and I love the colour. You know what’s funny Is that I just posted my Dress Lilly crushes too!

  29. My fave here are the boots, you’re certainly rocking them.

  30. You look beautiful! You can’t go wrong with plaid and I love how your brown boots. What a gorgeous color!

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