No Song or Dance Required, Just Plaid Baby

In some otherworldly life I'd think of myself as a drummer in a great band with both artistic and fine tuned lyrics. The rhythmic patterns that "we" (you know, my fictitious band) might have made would be subtle with memorable interludes. There would be enticing embraces of colourful arrangements that would also make one ponder happier thoughts ... perhaps even influence a future ensemble of sorts.

Well, I am not in a band, and yes you may have guessed (obviously) neither a drummer! But, I used to want to play the drums, hence the training-wheels of drumsticks seen below. This is what enters my mind when I wear these Tartan trousers, because it's just too easy to make them look like clown suit pants. Therefore, I decided to taper the trousers, and given the roomy space that it had initially it completely made sense. Excess may also be let out easily if I prefer a looser fit.


When wearing any type of plaid it's either you commit to it or not. Usually a tartan pattern lover is committed to wearing it and doesn't mind standing out considering its daring aesthetic, because there's a proud plaid moment that eventually happens.

They can be as intimidating as wearing flashy brights or colour blocking to some people. However, the beautiful part about expression in one's clothing is that even a very shy person can wear bold and bright colours or enormous prints that scream "hey, I am in control!" The same goes for an assertive person who dons a soft delicate palette of muted tones. I tend to like the nice surprises that are hidden in the melodies of people's clothing style.

In every thread, silhouette selection, simplicity of jewellery or shoe choice we create our character flow of style. We choose who we want to be daily: the dapper gent, a biker chic, the romantic, bohemian beauty, or even the classic sophisticate. Yet, still in our own way we add note after note by our selections to exude the ultimate score ... our style.


Though we may all wear the same colour or pattern on any given day there's nobody who wears it exactly like you! You don't even have to walk a certain way, just merely wearing it on your body makes all the difference. Hi, I am casually wearing plaid today and loving it!
I also paired this look with my new messenger bag from Oasap!


I hope your week is filled with sunshine!

The goods: Handbag-courtesty of Oasap, Tartan trousers-charity shop, Heels-gifted seen here,Top-H&M, Braces-American Apparel


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67 comments

  1. You are absolutely right about plaid being a commitment--- not for the faint of hear (of course you are far from the faint of hear!!!)....

    PS--- did I mention I play the guitar?!  Can't wait to start our band ;)

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  2. heatherfonseca15 April, 2012

    That outfit is perfection! Leo how the top, pants and shoes go together. And you look amazing in Kelly green.

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  3. Those pants are awesome!!! You look amazing Madison!

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    1. Thanks Rocquelle dear! I truly love plaid.
      Also, let me know if you receive this response b/c for some reason your last two comments disappear when I view them. I can only see them on my mobile they didn't show up on the web.. :( Have a joyous week. xx

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  4. I love how you have styled those amazing plaid trousers! The shoes give them the perfect edge and loving the messenger bag! :) 

    Take care,Daniella xox

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  5. I love how you styled this outfit!  Love it.
     

    Creamy

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  6. Flavia Flanders16 April, 2012

    Love the outfit! Great printed pants.
    www.flaviaflanders.com

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  7. Thanks! I'd totally be in a band with you! :) xx

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  8. sartorialsidelines16 April, 2012

    I love this - I did a recent post on how much I love plaid!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  9. chameleonic16 April, 2012

    love your outfit, those pants are super rad!

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  10. Notafashionblogger16 April, 2012

    You don't know how much I love those pants! They are too cool especially with the suspenders!
    Xx
    http://www.dontcallmefashionblogger.com/

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  11. very cute pants, I like the color and print and you did a fabulous job with the alteration. It looks chic and streamlined now. It does bring to mind a musician look, cool and feminine! Girl you look simple gorgeous! 

    mongsmythriftycloset,blogspot.com

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  12. Candyfloss Persie16 April, 2012

    oh you work that plaid so well. I LOVE this so much. I wouldn't pull this off so well... props to you.

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  13. You look awesome!! I haven't seen high waisted trousers pulled off this good in a while. I absolutely love the plaid!

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  14. aaww! very cute!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  15. momto8blog16 April, 2012

    you rock in plaid!!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    have a great week.

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  16. you crack me up! What a great way to wear plaid 

    xx Paola



    www.ThePvdHJournal.com  

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  17. There is something about this look that totally makes me think of Gwen Stefani - you look awesome!  :)

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  18.  Loving the plaid babe! :) x

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  19. Thanks dear! Love Gwen! -xx

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  20. Mongs Thanks so much, You're so sweet. Yeah, I always feel very musical with these pants, hehe! Have a lovely Monday.

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  21. :-) Thanks for your comment.

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  22. Gabriele_vys16 April, 2012

    absolutely amazing outfit...adore the colour green and this is just perfect! love the plaid too! :) follow eachother?
    Much love, Gabriele.xx

    http://totallyvogue.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh gurrrrl, I am loving the plaid drummer pants! And this comment there's a proud plaid moment that eventually happens- ah, I know that moment all to well!

    The bag is a score too. So rock on, sunshine!

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  24. A bold pattern like that totally works on you!

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  25. I knew you'd understand you're brilliant with plaid. -xx

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  26. Oh to Be a Muse16 April, 2012

    These type of pants are hard to pull off, but I think you really made them versatile. I like them both with and without the suspenders!

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  27. Not many people could rock this pants the way you do it, wowwwwwww.

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  28. Love it with or without the suspenders. Really great pants.

    Thanks for coming by my blog and saying hello. Nice to meet you. Am going to dig through all your posts now.

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  29. You wear plaid beautifuly :)

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  30. such a fun look! Love that messenger bag! Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com

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  31. I love a good plaid but am definitely not hip enough to wear plaid pants.  You, on the other hand, look lovely in them!

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  32. I LOVE these pants. And the look is amazing especially with the suspenders! SO CUTE! 

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  33. Great styling and so right - a little plaid is so much more styling than too much plaid!

    xoxo,Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  34. you pull this off so well! me...never.

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  35. Beauty Follower17 April, 2012

    Great pants!

    Thanks for passing by my blog ;)

    www.beautyfollower.blogspot.com

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  36. ..you look fantastic in green , fabulous styling ..

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  37. ..following you now :)

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  38. This outfit is ADORABLE!! I'm kind of freaking out, actually. I want a pair of plaid drummer pants now!! To make them suspenders was pure GENIUS. :)

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  39. awwww i love green!!! you have to see my mix&match post i'm sure you'll love it!!!
    i love your bag as well :)
    take care. xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  40. Aliyah Olion17 April, 2012

    I'm loving the plaid it looks so good on you !
    your also a great writer!

    I just restarted my blog follow back?
    http://gurlishnotions.blogspot.com/ 

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  41. Thank you Tracy and welcome to my blog. I hope you are enjoying the reads. Have a wonderful day. :)

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  42. Oh thanks Sacramento. you're so sweet! -xxoo

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  43. wow, thank you Heather! I believe I love them even more now than when I acquired them initially. :) 

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  44. How COOL do you make it look?? And I have a pair of drum sticks, too - haha!

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  45. you are really pulling off this look. so cute!

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  46. GlamKitten8818 April, 2012

    I love plaid!  I never thought about owning plaid pants.  They're hot on you!



    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/


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  47. Oh wow you totally rock those trousers!

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  49. I loved the look, so trendy!


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  50. You look SO darn cute!  This is such a daring outfit, but it suits you very well!  Love the addition of drumsticks, too. ;) Go for your rock star dreams, girl!

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  51. love that plaid trousers! you pulled it off well dear! 

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  52. Plaid and suspenders is a tough combo, but you manage to pull it off so well! It's all about the confidence.

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  53. Great! like your pants)

    I following you on Bloglovin, hope you'll follow back!!!

    Lili
    http://natcosmetics.blogspot.com/

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  54. Cute! You look great in green, and those pants are so fun!

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  55. Love the matching of the plaid with the green vest and the drum sticks make the outfit complete ;-) 

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  56. Now THOSE are some go-to-hell pants. Grab a navy blazer and go!

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  57. that is so true, your style is as unique as your personality! btw in love love with that tartan pants, especially because of the smashing cut 

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  58. love love love! gorgeous look!
    xx
    Joanna

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  59. deeksha kumari27 April, 2012

    It looks great, I really like it!
    http://www.majorbrands.in/

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