Miss Sherlock Holmes: Plaid Skirt

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With the release of the third season of BBC's Sherlock, I was inspired to put together a Sherlock Holmes outfit. However, rather than basing it off of BBC's Sherlock, we took our inspiration from the costumes of a couple older predecessors:

Plaid is not only a staple in Mr. Holmes' ensemble, but also on the runway. Below are designs produced by English designers that highlight plaid.

For our Sherlock Holmes inspired outfit, we focused on a taupe wool skirt with built-in suspenders. It perfectly showcases the iconic plaid print associated with Sherlock Holmes. We decided to compliment the girly silhouette of the A-line skirt by tucking in a cream lace dress. The dress features a cute peter pan collar and thin velvet bow. For finishing touches, we used a black leather belt and black patent leather shoes to match the velvet bow on the collar.


Belt: Old (Similar)
Dress (worn as a top): Forever 21 (Similar)
Skirt: Forever 21 (Similar)
Shoes: Cole Haan (same model but not patent leather)

"My dear fellow [...] life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent." 

-- Sherlock Holmes in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Thanks for reading! :)

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