It’s kind of hard to call plaid a trend. After all it has been around for so long. And so many school kids wear it to school every day. But this isn’t that kind of plaid…and Tartan you glad!
Sorry, couldn’t resist the chance to be silly.
Check out these Autumn/Winter 2012 looks from Michael Kors. There is nothing school uniform about these looks. In fact I think they are all rather sophisticated, and fantastic ways to use the plaid trend in your wardrobe. Of course at the moment I obsessed with the fact that it is cold and wintery. The Michael Kors pieces all make me glad it is winter because I would love to be snuggled up, warm and toasty in all of them! The black and red skirt is going nowhere near school girl thanks to that black leather top. Love them all!
If you are in the Northern Hemisphere have a look at Marc Jacobs version of plaid. Soft, flowing and feminine! Definitely girlie but not school girlie…unless your school was filled with Lolita’s. MJ has offered up a great way to embrace plaid outside its traditional chilly months. The lovely spring colours and soft, sheer fabrics give new life to plaid.
Just in case you want your plaid to come in the form of 40s chic, I have included this little number from Rufian. What a great look for the office. With the hat, gloves and a scarf you could work your way through the wintery streets looking fantastic and staying warm. This suit look would also work nicely with tights and ankle boots on those really cold days. Great thing about a two piece look is that you can split them up and get more looks for your money. The top half would look equally great with black slacks or even just a plain black pencil skirt. You could wear the skirt with a crisp white button-down shirt. Add a skinny black tie if you want to play up the masculine/feminine contrast. Or what about going with one of my favourite colour combos…pink and grey. A pretty pink blouse in a 40s style with a neck bow would be too lovely.
What do you think, is plaid just for winter? Will you be wearing this trend or tartan you glad to see the last of it?
- Tartan / plaid: how to wear it from now & into 2013 (fashionising.com)
- Plaid on Plaid (saywhatcanh.wordpress.com)
- Nicole mitchell plaid skirt leather boots (albertwhitney2.typepad.com)