I'm going to love wearing mine with a black or a navy sweater (the navy in the plaid is so dark it might as well be black), but also with a white classic shirt, partially tucked.I have a black velvet simple collarless, non-lapelled, short jacket I'll probably pair this with as well, maybe over a plain white T. My off-white merino, boxy sweater. . . Might even be able to get away with wearing them with my gold-heart covered grey sweatshirt (you know Jenna would!). Or my grey sequinned tank. But the plaid's pretty lively on its own, and there's the red, so maybe enough will be enough. . .
As for shoes, I have a pair of black patent pointy-toe flats that will be perfect, but I'm guessing I'll also dress them up in heels, although probably not as high as the Gap stylist shows. And since the fit is slim and the fabric thin, I'll be able to tuck them into my black knee-high boots for variety and staying warm and dry.
Lisa, at AmidPrivilege, has a great post up on buying a single item to spark that holiday feeling -- hers this year is going to be a top, she says, and she offers a cornucopia of possibilities in every price range.
But if you decide you want your festive wardrobe to centre on party-pants, let me know: we can be fashion twins! How will you style yours, imaginary or just-running-to-your-local-Gap-for-a-pair-right-now?