I’m seeing plaid everywhere, in magazines, and on the streets. I can still remember wearing my plaid pants in high school complete with punk band buttons (which have since been moved from clothes to cork boards). Plaid was once reserved for the 77 punk movement, and for school marms, but there’s plenty of ways to make this fall trend work for you.
A plaid pencil skirt paired with a solid fitted top makes plaid look sexy and professional. Perfect for the workplace, and cute enough to go out for dinner with your guy. A plaid jacket can pull together a casual look with a pair of jeans and boots, or can be paired with a solid skirt or pant for a different work look. This jacket and skirt coordinate set from Target is cheap, fashionable, and cute! Breaking up the plaid and complimenting it with a solid color makes it less school marmish, and more 2008!
If trying a large piece of plaid is intimidating to you, try an accessory first. A plaid purse makes a nice addition to an outfit while a plaid belt adds a subtle edgyness to your outfit without being too overbearing. Plaid accessories are everywhere, and whether it’s Burberry or Walmart, there’s plenty of ways accent your outfits. I personally think having cute plaid socks are a great accessory even if no one gets to see them.
Have I convinced you yet? Plaid is back and in a big way! Still too scared to try out something plaid? Wear it under everything else! The plaid boy-short style undies are ADORABLE. If you’re not totally sold on plaid, no one says you can embrace this trend with your skivvies. And guys, be honest, you know plaid undies are hot!