Fashion Essentials, Holiday Edition: Plaid Pants

If you’re a regular over here in the Fashion section, you’re familiar with Everygirl Fashion Essentials, where we share our favorite essential pieces to help you build the perfect, everyday wardrobe.

Christmas being our favorite time of year and all, how could we not do an Everygirl Essentials holiday edition? When we happened upon a pair of perfectly festive plaid pants by Anne Klein, we simply couldn’t resist. Every girl needs party pants in her arsenal.

First, let’s discuss: why plaid pants?

To put it simply: there are a few items in a girl’s closet that are just plain fun to wear. Think, the little red dress, those sky-high heels you splurged on that are reserved for fancy occasions, or an incredible leather jacket that fits like a glove. Plaid pants also fall into this category. Slip these on, and get an instant dose of Buddy The Elf style cheer. We can say this with confidence. (We tried it ourselves!)

And of course, the #1 qualification for an Everygirl Essential? Versatility. While these are professional enough for work or a business meeting (in most office settings, at least), they’re certainly not your average snoozefest slacks. On the flip side, pair them with a sequin top, sparkly earrings, and strappy heels, and they’re perfect statement for a party with friends. A+ in our book! We’ll be wearing them even after the holidays are long gone.

Our favorite way to style these? With a classic handbag, plenty of red, a hint of sparkle, and a pop of leopard. (You know we can’t resist mixing our prints!)

Get the look:

Pants: Anne Klein (Almost sold out! Similar here and here.)
Coat: J.Crew (Splurge alert!) Budget friendly version here.
Turtleneck: J.Crew
Necklace: Shamelessly Sparkly
Watch: Anne Klein
Bracelet: Anne Klein
Shoes: Piperlime
Bag: Anne Klein 

How would you style this Everygirl Essential?