Jessica Alba Wears Plaid And Makes It Look Dressy Enough For Nighttime

Of course Jessica Alba would be able to make plaid look like the chicest pattern ever. Alba wore plaid out on a date, and basically made the typically preppy pattern look like it was made for nighttime wear. She’s got me thinking of plaid in a whole new way!

Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time she’s worn plaid for a night out, and when you can make it look this good, why not wear it all the time, you know? She paired a plaid blouse with a fancy form-fitting black skirt and a pair of lace-up heels and looked so posh. Who knew plaid could look this good? I certainly didn’t.

Of course this plaid is a far cry from a the farmer-y/hipster-y/private school uniform-y patterns that we're used to seeing, and we can chock it up to good styling. Apparently, plaid can be totally reimagined if you are careful about what you pair it with.

Thank you Jessica Alba for completely changing the way I’ll wear plaid for the rest of my life. I will eternally be in your debt! Can you say, "Bow down?" OK, OK, enough kissing the ground that Alba stomps on in those perfect stilettos. Let’s discuss how you, too, can wear plaid out for an effortlessly put together date night look, shall we?

But first, a little inspiration:

You’ve got several options, here, as far as I can see.

First, you can pair a plaid shirt with a black skirt like Alba.

Linen Split Front Pencil Skirt, 39.87, ASOS

Or with a sleek pair of pants.

Total Slacker High Waisted Pant, $68, Nasty Gal

Or, let the plaid be the dressy part.

Elysian Flutter Shorts, $58, Nasty Gal

Belted Plaid Shirt Dress, $19.90, Forever 21+

Plaid Strapless Midi Jumpsuit, $68, Lulu's

Now, go out there and change everyone's perception of grungy plaid!

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