Although plaid is a classic pattern, it’s extra stylish this winter season! Whether wearing it for business casual or casual, to look modern and interesting, your outfits featuring plaid require a bit of creativity. Otherwise, unlike your parochial school plaid, there are no rules!
Whether plaid drudges up old memories from your school days or you’re mad for plaid, here are 4 ways to incorporate it into your stylish wardrobe.
4 Ways to Wear Plaid in 2016
- Not sure about plaid yet or a lot of print isn’t part of your personal style? Dip your toes into the trend with plaid accessories. Think shoes, scarves (blanket scarves are a great start,) hair accessories, watches, and handbags.
- Brighten up an all black outfit with bright, red tartan plaid! Pair this plaid with feminine pieces, or toughen it up with leather. I love the idea of a red, tartan kilt worn with a black, leather motorcycle jacket!
- Seek out plaid pieces with an interesting design details to combine with simple, classic mates. To consider: a ruched, wrapped pencil skirt worn with a fitted blazer; a sexy, plaid slip dress popped over a white blouse; or plaid skinny pants or jeans paired with a simple, solid colored sweater.
- Sport tailored, modern classic, plaid basics with up-to-date or trendy counterparts. Creative pairing (to buy or shop your closet) include:
- A simple, camel plaid skirt with a fabulous, caramel leather (or faux leather) jacket.
- A plaid blazer with skinny jeans and over the knee boots.
- A plaid sheath dress accessorized with a faux fur scarf, patterned tights and booties.
- Or mix your plaid with another print. Plaid and stripes were made for each other! (Oh, and I love plaid and animal print! Check this out!)
The holidays/winter and plaid go together like hot chocolate and snowball fights. Follow these tips to be “mad for plaid” and stay warm and cozy all season long!