Yay from me! Double plaid.

As I mentioned on the blog, my very first purchase of clothing with my own money included a pair of Stewart plaid wide leg pants, cuffed at the bottoms. Oh, how I loved them. I even duplicated in a bright red plaid (and wore both pair of pants constantly). 

At the moment, my plaids are more sedate, but I would happily spring for a brighter pair if I find the right ones. 

These culottes are now almost in the OBG category...as evidenced by Roxanna's recent threads, J. Crew sometimes comes through with interesting, slightly fashion forward items (for the time) in very high quality wool. 


These pants date from 2016. Angie mentioned these in a post at the time they were released but I think I was the only forum member to buy them?  People objected to the pleats and wide leg at the time....I mean for themselves....and also the high waist. 

Admittedly, they are a lot of pant -- but in this calm glen plaid I don't find them too much at all. 

Anyway...I still love them. Beautiful drape, lovely fabric, comfy. I wasn't able to wear them as much as I might have wished back in Ontario, where I bought them -- the wide legs meant the cold wind whipped up my legs, and long undies felt bulky underneath and too hot. In my current climate, they are plenty warm for much of the winter with knee highs. 

I also bought the blue sweater at the same time. Another real winner that got very mixed reviews at the time...(I don't mean on me, I mean from J. Crew customers, who didn't like how short it is.)

Various shots of new, shorter hair...and double plaid, with the boots! 

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27 Comments

  • Angie replied 2 weeks ago

    KILLER hair

    KILLER Plaid Squared

    LOVE those pants! Sooo stinking cute with your silver hair.

    Fabulous blue. Is this the first time I'm seeing you in cobalt, Suz? Looks great!

    The plaid boots makes me smile.....you bought them shopping at the NAS with me last year. It will happen again :)

  • Suz replied 2 weeks ago

    YES, Angie -- it's only a matter of time until we can do that shop again! 

    I used to wear cobalt and royal blue in summer. I think it's even better with my silver hair than it was with gold, but I don't have very many cobalt items at the moment. That, and true red, are always on the shopping list...I like fire engine and cobalt with white, navy, grey....

  • Angie replied 2 weeks ago

    I remember the other cobalt pieces. Thanks for jogging my memory ;)

    It IS even better with silver hair. I see a cobalt coat in your future....

  • FashIntern replied 2 weeks ago

    I love cobalt blue—on me and on you! The pleats in those culottes/pants (camera angle makes it hard to tell how long they are) are great. Isn’t it great when a change in climate enables a wardrobe shift we like?

  • Janet replied 2 weeks ago

    Love the cobalt blue! Your hair is great too. Nice to see your smiling face!

  • Irina replied 2 weeks ago

    Looks wonderful, Suz! What a great color for you.

  • bonnie replied 2 weeks ago

    That blue sweater looks so good with your pants. You were ahead of most of us in embracing wide leg pants and these look fab in this outfit. Like the hair, too. 

  • lisa p replied 2 weeks ago

    Such a beautiful blue on you, Suz . Terrific haircut too - is this a revision of your recent cut ?

  • Suz replied 2 weeks ago

    No, Lisa -- just growing a tiny bit. I'd better enjoy the process. My stylist is in Vancouver and we've just been told we can't travel there except for essential purposes. I happen to think hair cuts are essential, but I doubt if Dr. Henry would agree....

    Bonnie, you look amazing in wide legs and it's all the more remarkable because you also look so great in long over lean! 

    Cobalt/ bright royal blue is definitely a strong accent colour but I really could do with more of it. It's earth tones in the stores now, but watch and wait, is my motto...same with the clear red. There's stuff out there, but I lost a few of my reds and cobalts to age, and need to refresh those capsules. 

    Found another item in the closet -- it is gear, though. 

  • Roxanna replied 2 weeks ago

    Gosh those pants are lovely...isn't it funny how fashion forward becomes the current norm? ;) And yes, you are the one who alerted me to J Crew's occasional hits with your favourite summer lined skirt...

    These look wonderful on you, and I chime in with everyone else to say that you simple MUST have more cobalt in your closet. It is a waiting game, though - I fully agree...

  • Minaminu replied 2 weeks ago

    Beautiful sweater, love the colour!

  • torontogirl replied 2 weeks ago

    You look amazing in that colour Suz!! Cute pants, and they look very comfortable!

  • nemosmom replied 2 weeks ago

    That blue is electrifying on you!  Gorgeous short hair, gorgeous short sweater, great boots! The outfit trifecta!

  • Bijou replied 2 weeks ago

    Such FAB pants and they look current - it does take time for our eyes to adjust. As for cobalt, I don't think there is a shade of blue that you could not wear to perfection.

  • shevia replied 2 weeks ago

    Stunning! I love your hair and also the reminder that some people are just made for short hair :) . The outfit looks like it could have been bought yesterday. Hmm, well you know what I mean I hope. You are cobalt blue must develop your relationship further.

  • slim cat replied 2 weeks ago

    The cobalt is your color - looks amazing with silver hair! 
    High rise glen plaid pants fit you like a dream ;) .

  • kellygirl replied 2 weeks ago

    You look radiant, Suz. Fun plaid on plaid. The cobalt works so well here--and so fun with the boots. Gorgeous as always. 

  • AJ replied 2 weeks ago

    Yes, cobalt is your color!  YLF!

  • lyn67 replied 2 weeks ago

    I remember the pants and have a pair almost similar (minus the  pleats on the waist) in brown subthe check! YstillLF in them and  red plaid BOOTS! wow. Hair is gorgeous with the deep cobalt, too!

  • Karie replied 1 week ago

    Very nice! I LOVE those plaid boots and that beautiful blue sweater.

  • Lynne replied 1 week ago

    Stunning! Your new hair is great, you're glowing!

  • kkards replied 1 week ago

    Love that color on you...its fab with your coloring. 

  • Erin replied 1 week ago

    The cobalt blue is a fabulous color for you.

  • Greyscale replied 1 week ago

    That's a great outfit! I agree with everyone - that cobalt blue is perfect.

    I almost bought those pants at the time, and then I almost bought them this week on Poshmark, but I decided on a different pair of glen plaid pants instead.

  • Brooklyn replied 1 week ago

    Fabulous! The colour, pattern and silhouette suits you. I’d love some plaid pants too. The roomier the better!

  • suntiger replied 1 week ago

    Your hair looks great and cobalt is such a great color on you!

  • Jane replied 1 week ago

    I love the pants on you! I remember them from a previous post, so they are really stand out! I like the cobalt finds - the backpack is so cute. 

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