Why that dress?
I've always been a huge fan of my mom's red and green Ralph Lauren Christmas dress from the early 2000s. So when Urban Outfitters came out with the classic red plaid dress, I had to buy it. Plaid makes everyone look like they know what they're doing; it's classic, stylish, and the perfect mix of tomboy and girly girl.
Why this hair?
My go-to hair right now is half-up, half-down because I love how easy yet put together it is. One of my all-time favorite hair inspirations is Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star; she rocked this look with ribbons braided all over. It's subtly rock n' roll.
Why those shoes?
I debated on whether or not I should wear dress shoes or kicks with the plaid dress. Ultimately, I went with my Adidas because I wore too much jewelry today. Always dress down at least one part of your outfit in order to look and feel effortless.
Why these earrings?
If you haven't noticed, I love hoops. These earrings give any plain outfit an exotic and creative vibe. If you feel uncomfortable trying hoops for the first time, wear them with a fancier outfit before you try to wear them with an old t-shirt. Segway your accessory-wardrobe into hoops for at least one outfit.