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Red, White, and… Black?

Black, white, and red is a timeless combo. Confession: I grew up a Carolina fan [I mean like Carolina cheerleader for Halloween and all- my mom went there!], ended up going to Duke to become an AIG teacher, and am slowly making the transition from liking light blue to royal blue. It isn’t an easy transition, and yes, I often feel like a traitor. But when you work your tail off for a school [and are awfully proud of that work]… well, you want to root for them! With that being said, I’ve always hated NC State. Always. And because of that, I’ve never really been a fan of red. [True southern football fan right here.] Even through that dislike, I still have to give props to the combination- it’s like instantly chic. This outfit in those colors isn’t really that ‘smooth’ look it often conveys, but fall + plaid are also one of those matches made in heaven. red plaid blanket scarf, black and white striped shirt, black riding boots

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Most elements of this outfit are older, but it’s such an easy look to recreate. Striped shirts are very common, as are black boots. However, I really recommend a blanket scarf like this [and it’s only $12!]. It isn’t one you see on every other girl [#basic- but I’m so guilty of that, hence this post.] I love the plaid pattern. It’s great for lots of wear in December! I’ve also found same scarf in black. Andddd I LOVE this version of it- the red and cream are reversed.

Truth: this shirt is from Old Navy, but I like this shirt way more. The fit is just a bit looser, and the stripes are thinner. These jeans are my current favorite because the knees don’t stretch out after a little bit of wear. And lastly, these boots are from a friend! I mentioned his booth in a local store in this post. These are very similar. There are more linked below!

What are your thoughts on red, black, and white? Classy? Or, are you like me, and hold a grudge against red when really, it didn’t do anything to you:)?

Linked up with: Still Being Molly // Whitney a la Mode // A Little Bit of Cheer // A Lovely Little Wardrobe // Fizz and Frosting // Sincerely Jenna Marie // More Pieces of Me // Pink Sole // Cha Cha the Fashion Genius //

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  • Bah! I love that you also find that you steer clear of certain colors based on football colors! I do the same. This outfit is adorable on you, though!

  • Darcy

    You look great! I love the scarf with the striped top!

    • Thank you, Darcy! I love stripes with plaid:)

  • Another fun casual look, Emily! Thanks for linking up with us today.

  • I love this look! Plaid and stripes are a couple of my favorite patterns to mix. I hear you on not wanting to wear rival teams’ colors… I try to stay away from red paired with cobalt blue for the same reason 🙂

    • Mine too!! Good to know others do this, too:)

  • Amber Rathvon

    Your scarf looks so cozy, and I love the red/black patterns together. Great fall look!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  • ADA

    I have always loved red white and black, one of my favorite color trios. Your scarf and the ones you linked to, are all gorgeous. Plus I always love plaid with stripes.

    • Me too, that’s my favorite way to pattern mix:) Thank you, Ada!!