Target Plaid: Play by the Rules or Break the Rules?

*This post is sponsored by Target. All opinions are my own!

If you’ve walked into a Target store lately, or even shopped online for that matter, you may have noticed it got a bit of a makeover. A PLAID makeover. From sweaters and scarves to coffee cups and even tissue boxes, it is official: Target has gone mad for plaid. And I’m not mad at it.

Plaid has been a recurring staple in my fall wardrobe for years and this season is no different. One of the things I love most about plaid is its versatility. I can incorporate plaid into my outfit in subtle, classic ways or make a statement by doing something more daring and bold. Basically, there’s a whole world of plaid potential out there and the wonderful thing about plaid is like with many styles, you can make it your own!

I am thrilled to be teaming up with Target again to bring you TWO plaid-inspired looks! One on the more conservative side if you like to play by the rules and one more bold for you fashion rule-breakers out there. Let’s break down each Target Plaid look…

Look #1: Play by the Rules

I am in love with this oatmeal plaid Cowl Neck Fringe Sweater from the new Adam Lippes for Target collection. Its oversized silhouette and long fringe trim gives an effortless autumn vibe and the generously sized armholes provide plenty of room to layer up for those colder months ahead. I kept a monochromatic look using only light neutrals that complement the oatmeal tan and fresh ivory colors of the sweater by adding my cream faux leather skirt and tan suede boots. The simplicity of this look allows you to incorporate plaid in a subtle and comfortable way.

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Sleeveless Sweater: c/o Adam Lippes for Target // Skirt: Kensie // OTK Boots: Jessica Simpson // Earrings: Forever 21

Look #2: Break the Rules

Dallas-Fashion-Blog-The-Fashion-Hour-4281In this look I was a little bit more adventurous by incorporating two different plaids in one outfit (three if you count Leo’s bed!). I think a key to helping pull off a “plaid on plaid” look is by including different types of plaid. The plaid on this Sleeveless Duster is a little smaller while the plaid on the Cozy Blanket Scarf is much more bold. The great thing about both of these pieces is that they can be styled countless ways. The plaid duster can be worn as a layering piece, unbuttoned while the scarf can be thrown on and tied a multitude of ways! I think it is important to have fun in fashion and take chances. Although it might not always be easy, I love stepping out of my comfort zone to create new looks and break the rules a bit! As much as I loved putting together my playfully plaidtastic Target Plaid look, I think we can probably both agree that my dog Leo steals the show with his Adam Lippes for Target Travel Dog Bed. Am I right?!

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Plaid Duster: c/o Target // Plaid Scarf: c/o Target // Plaid Dog Travel Bed: c/o Adam Lippes for Target // Heels: Macy’s

So have you had enough plaid yet? Me neither. This is just scratching the surface on plaid pieces available at Target. The new Adam Lippes for Target collection is so good and includes clothing for men and women along with other plaid pieces for your home and pets! If you’re like me, Target is already part of your weekly shopping routine so be sure to keep an eye out for all of their playful plaid products the next time you’re there!

I’m off to Austin for the weekend for ACL! Follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (username: thefashionhour) to keep up with me over the weekend!

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!!


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  1. Friday, October 9, 2015 / 6:23 am

    The sleeveless sweater outfit is probably one of my favorite outfits you’ve ever worn. I’ll miss you this weekend! **tear**

  2. Friday, October 9, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    you look stunning in both! but, I’m def a “play by the rules” kind of girl. I need that duster asap! Like literally thinking of going to target on my lunch break. hah!
    Southern Elle Style

  3. Friday, October 9, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    BRB going to buy look #2 right now. SO CUTE! That dress is right up my alley. Look #1 is also gorgeous. I’m weirdly loving that you described the palette as “oatmeal.” Spot on, and now I’m hungry for cereal. You look gorgeous! Need to stop by Target over the weekend!

    Cameron Proffitt

  4. Saturday, October 10, 2015 / 11:16 am

    Ok now I’m headed to Target online (I’m in my pjs) and shopping! Target & plaid my two weakness!

    Style is Everything

  5. Saturday, October 10, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    You absolutely look phenomenal! This is such a fun outfit and I love the plaid. & your dog is so adorable! xx,

  6. Sunday, October 11, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    That cowl neck sweater from Target is amazing!! I am so adding to cart right now. Its not at my local store but SO glad you posted about it because its frickin’ gorgeous!!
    xx, Karen
    Glam Karen

  7. Sunday, October 11, 2015 / 7:35 pm

    Okay, I was in Target TWICE this weekend and I didn’t see either of these! I definitely need to go back and purchase them! You look great!

    Amanda ||

  8. Monday, October 12, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    Yes! I love all the plaid items they have out right now!! Loving the duster dress!


  9. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    OMG these photos are gorgeous and both of your looks are fall perfection! I can’t even decide which I like more?! Plaid perfection!

    xo, Christina

    Fashion & Frills

  10. Wednesday, October 14, 2015 / 4:26 pm

    what a perfect post! I am so in love with everything plaid right now too. I cannot believe that oatmeal sweater from Target is only $30!! may have to head there after work..

    xoxo Amanda
    The Miller Affect

  11. Monday, October 19, 2015 / 11:51 am

    Every time I go to target I see that tan turtleneck and I always debate on whether or not to try it on! Now I definitely have to because it looks amazing on you!! I love how you paired it with a white skirt instead of leggings. So cute!!

    xo Ivette

    • Natalie
      Monday, October 19, 2015 / 12:31 pm

      Thank you so much, Ivette! I highly recommend trying it on! It runs a little big but I love it! 🙂

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