Chicago Lumberjack

Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring



Blouse – J. Crew (similar) | Skirt – The Limited| Necklace – JF&A Show (similar) | Earrings – Macy’s | Shoes – Gabriella Rocha via (similar)

Originally I had on a gray crewneck sweater over the top of my plaid shirt.  You know, to tone down the lumberjack look a bit.  But then a part of me liked the juxtaposition of the more casual plaid shirt with the professional pencil skirt and necklace bling. Although, for those of you who don’t like in-your-face plaid then perhaps you would have preferred it with the sweater!

Either way, it’s supposed to snow up a storm here (yay for March? Definitely in like a lion) so this outfit will be worn with snow boots during my commute for sure.  Plaid and snow boots.  Totally  lumberjack inspired.

Thoughts on plaid? Love it or hate it?

20 replies on “Chicago Lumberjack

  1. kelsey

    Lumberjack or hipster? That’s always the question on my mind.

    Either way, I’m feeling the lumberjack and/or hipster.

  2. Anne

    I definitely see Kelsey’s point, but I also really love plaid! There must be a third group of people who just love plaid in a non-ironic, non-chopping down trees way, right?

    I’ve worn variations of this outfit to work a few times, though I do usually tone the plaid down with a cardigan (mostly because my office is really cold!).

  3. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    I don’t think you look very hipster…not with that skirt, at least. I like the contrast! Very unique.

    And happy snow day to you, you lucky duck! Not that I really have any reason to complain, since it’s not like I drive anyway and don’t really *need* to leave work early…but it’d be nice!

  4. Kandi

    I like plaid and have been searching for the perfect plaid shirt. I’m not sure I’d be comfortable wearing it to work though. Maybe I’d need the sweater approach. I love that necklace and the recreational photographer in me likes the reflection in the earrings.
    Also, I bought those gray shoes you linked to a few months ago and finally wore them a few times. I get compliments on them whenever I do!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      The earring photo is pretty cool, isn’t it? Maybe I should have my husband use that idea for one of his photography class assignments.

      Glad those shoes get you compliments!

  5. kilax

    Fun! I am still not sure how I feel about plaid. I should try it on, I guess! I haven’t worn it in a few years.

  6. Katie of Alaskan Weredork

    I love plaid, it’s fun to wear a pattern that doesn’t feel as cutesy as floral patterns can. (Plus, I really like it with the little bit of the sparkle.) I saw on the news that you guys were suppose to get a really large storm down there, I hope all goes well for you!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I don’t love floral patterns so I guess it’s good that I like plaid!

      The newspaper says we got about 9 inches of snow but, really, it wasn’t that bad. It helps that I live in an apartment building so I don’t have to shovel anymore 🙂

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