I love the idea of wearing plaid in interesting textures and shapes, like this modern tweed jacket from Michael Kors. It’s a break from the traditional way of wearing plaid, and can be worn from day to night.
If you want to wear a plaid pencil skirt and not look like a librarian, this is the skirt for you. Pair with a graphic sweater or a matching plaid blouse for an eclectic look.
Monochrome for those who find colorful plaids blasé. Pair with a leather skirt and booties for a polished look.
Weekend Wear: Three ways to show your attitude for plaiditude
The lace embellishment distinguishes this blouse from an otherwise standard plaid shirt. Pair with a fur (or faux fur) coat and leggings à la Mary-Kate Olsen. I love how a street style aficionado added a belt to her plaid blouse at Milan Fashion Week (image above) for added sophistication.
Too often plaid pants resemble pajamas. But this pair from Alice + Olivia breaks the mold. Pair with motorcycle boots and a black blazer or leather jacket. If you’re feeling really adventurous, add a floral top; plaid’s subdued pattern complements other (louder) prints.
‘Tis the season for the trendy moto jacket, and this plaid meets leather concoction from Thakoon Addition couldn’t be a better way to express your plaiditude. The contrasting leather adds a subtle punk undertone to the soft, feminine jacket.