A Post-Holiday Guide To Wearing Red Plaid

 

This time of year, break tradition with new textures, reimagined trousers, inconspicuous turtlenecks and bold red plaid for a fresh take on winter dressing. 

 
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Is your closet feeling like snoresville and keeping you from putting the best version of yourself forth this new year? Don’t sweat it. I’ve got four surprisingly easy-to-pull-off style tricks to revamp your personal style in 2019. 

I’m talking about moves like sporting a turtleneck as an underlayer, wearing suit trousers that are actually joggers, and even sporting red plaid long after the holidays are over. To help show you how to pull it all off, I’ve styled all four tricks into one look.

 
 

For Starters, Put Your Best Foot Forward

I’ll never knock a good pair of kicks or a handsome pair of black or brown wingtips–they’re classic. But man, does a good Chelsea boot rival that theory. Chelsea boots are close-fitting, ankle-high boots with an elastic side panel. They will freshen up your jeans and they’ll make your oldest suit feel new again. Invest in a good pair of Chelsea boots and give your everyday lace-ups a much needed day off.

 
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Now Get A Turtleneck Into Your Rotation

Incorporate turtlenecks into your wardrobe and create a style that is equally timeless and classic as it is personal. Turtlenecks are a versatile winter essential and the right ones are designed to keep you toasty without overheating you. They are perfect on its own, under a denim jacket and even as an under-layer to a button-up shirt. Most importantly, turtlenecks don’t require a special occasion. Try this: For every three times you wear a sweater, throw on a turtleneck. After all, style is about keeping them guessing.

 
 

Next, Meet Your Blazer’s Competition

Remember that fleece is synonymous with Fall style and there’s no better place for it than in a coat. If both a 65-year-old Hollywood actor and a twenty-something-year-old fashion blogger are instantly elevated by a topcoat, I’m quite sure you’ll experience the same effect. These bright and bold topcoats are gunning for your sports jackets. A plaid topcoat strikes the perfect balance between standing out and blending in. Side-note: red plaid can be worn all year and shouldn’t be reserved exclusively for the month of December.

 
 

Finally, Elevate Your Jogger Game

Want to crank up the volume on your suit without making too much noise? Allow me to reintroduce the jogger. If you follow menswear and street style then you know where this all came from. Pretty much every guy who is in fashion or follows it, has been wearing joggers for years now. However, this is a whole new breed. Brands like J.Crew have taken this design a step further by turning classic suit trousers into joggers; and I’m fully on-board.

 
 

We are only two weeks into the new year and I want you to carry that same “New Year, New You” attitude and see it all the way through to the end of the year.

You’re in the lead so don’t let intimidation or laziness throw your style game off this year. Rack up as many style tricks as you can along the way and apply them to your personal style in whatever way works for you. Continue to evolve your style and always put your most stylish foot forward. Because if you look good, you will feel good and if you feel good you are unstoppable.