November 20, 2018

It wouldn’t be a true Leona holiday season, without some plaid! This year, we’ve incorporated this classic print throughout different styles of garments at our boutique such as dresses, blouses, blazers, coats, and even pants.  Plaid is such an elegant and universal look, that we decided to have a little fun and show you why we are so mad for plaid by styling some of the different plaid pieces in our collection!

Click the video below to see our 2018 Mad For Plaid Lookbook featuring our Leona Style founders and total fashionistas, Edna and Alexandria Posada!  

Edna and Alexandria’s unique fashion forward style, has become very popular in the Rio Grande Valley community, and amongst our Leonas! See and read more about our Mad For Plaid Lookbook, with an exclusive outfit breakdown just for YOU!

| A Pop of Color... |

One of the great things about a neutral toned plaid print, is that it is the perfect opportunity to style it with a solid pop of color! Alexandria Posada took our muted gray ‘Andrea Wide Leg Pants’, and gave it a colorful touch with our ‘Sharona Twist Front Pullover’ sweater. To add some depth to her look, she added gold and black accessories, and a black oversized handbag with gold embellishments.

This is a trend that can be done year-round, and can be easily achieved whether the focus of color against your plaid is in your accessories, shoes, or handbag. Never be afraid to mix prints with color, Leonas!

| Dress Up, Show Up, and Stand Out… |

When plaid comes in the form of a unique piece, it is without a doubt a must-have in your wardrobe! Why? Because why fit in when you can stand out! For a daytime event look, Edna Posada wore our off-the-shoulder ‘Celeste Plaid Strapless Dress’.  

Because this dress is the star of the show, she kept the rest of her ensemble neutral with a pair of cream heels and delicate accessories.  BUT! Do you all see how she carefully placed a pop of color? She did so by coating her lips in a deep red. (She’s wearing the Merle Norman Plush Lipstick in ‘Power Play’ in case you were wondering ;)) This small touch tied her look together, and is an impactful way  to also style a solid plaid piece!

| Spice It Up… |

Too chilly outside to wear a dress? No problem! Alexandria Posada added some warmth, literally; to our ‘Houndstooth Sheath’ plaid dress by layering our knitted ‘Vanilla Creme’ turtleneck underneath for a festive look! The pockets, slit, and tie at the waist, give this dress those extra sophisticated details we absolutely adore.

| Always Keep It GQ… |

One thing that we truly love about plaid, is that it’s a trend that never goes out of style no matter how much fashion changes year over year. If you currently own any plaid, or are interested in purchasing our plaid pieces, we can assure you that you’ll want to keep them as staple pieces for years to come!

Edna Posada’s ensemble is inspired by men’s style like that of GQ!  Who doesn’t take a double take when flipping through GQ, right? To achieve this particular look, she wore our ‘As If’ blazer with our ‘Joyrich White Jeans’, and a pair of black oxfords. This beautiful plaid blazer has fine lines of red throughout, so she complemented that detail with a red chevron crossbody.   

And that Leonas, is a wrap!  We had so much fun creating this Mad for Plaid lookbook, and sharing our inspiration and style tips for wearing plaid.  We hope you enjoyed our video and blog post, just as much as we did putting it together for YOU!

If you ever have any style questions or need help picking out the perfect outfit, please feel free to reach out to us via social media or visit us in-store!  We hope you all have an incredible holiday season, and keep extra warm and stylish!