Style & Beauty
We're Mad for Plaid
12/18/2015 10:27:12 AM

Plaid

If you think plaid is just for the Brawny Man, think again. Plaid has made a major comeback this year everywhere form Seville Row, London’s chicest shopping street, to your local mall’s fast fashion outlet. And if you’re worrying that all this plaid will make you look frumpy, don’t. There are a million ways to play with plaid for a flirty look that’s every bit as feminine as more traditionally "girly” prints.

Classic Button Down

Take what looks like a man’s shirt and make it your own. Retailers like The Gap and Band of Outsiders are making fitted plaid shirts in classic colors right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to look like one of the guys. Tuck your button down into a solid color A-line skirt and pair it with ankle booties and a denim jacket for a cute Friday casual or date night look.

Glam Coats

Believe it or not, plaid coats made a big splash for Fall 2015 on runways from Miu Miu to House of Holland. The most feminine of these new coats featured a simple, bright tartan with a glamorous fur collar. And while these looks were pretty costly, you can find versions that don’t break the bank from more affordable vendors like Tommy Hilfiger for Macy’s.

Shirt Dress

The beautiful simplicity of the shirtdress makes it an effortless wardrobe staple that never goes out of style. Why not replenish your supply with a few new plaid options from fast fashion retailers like Forever 21 that offer a variety of styles for around $30 a pop? Belt them with oxfords for work or throw on boots and big sunglasses for the weekend.

Wrap Skirt

If you needed more proof that the 90s are hot right now, look no further than the resurgence of the plaid Tommy Hilfiger wrap skirt. Picking up one of these puppies will have you reliving your Clueless days in no time. However, this time around, don’t get so matchy matchy with your top and bottom. Instead, try a fitted top with a longer jacket that hits you just at the hem for a fun take on the power suit or even pair your plaid with lace on top to avoid that awkward, kilt-like look.

Arguably, the best thing about soft plaid clothing is that it feels like pajamas but looks like daywear. And now that it’s back, you can feel cozy all winter while still looking like an in-the-know fashionista.

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