Friday, August 20, 2010

Mad for Plaid

Greetings, dolls! It's almost September which, for some, means back to school! This time of year reminds us of freshly sharpened pencils, crisp notebooks, shiny red apples, and of course PLAID! We love plaid on anything from fashion to decor, and think it is the ultimate fall pattern. You don't have to be a school girl or Scottish bagpipe player to rock this autumn staple, and it's easy to incorporate this into your wardrobe. Here are a few suggestions:

Crisp fall weather means it's perfect time to invest in a cute trench coat! We love this trench from Anthropologie, not only for its bold pattern, but also because of its great fit. The ruffles, the open collar, and the fitted belt provide a great feminine touch to the classic trench, and it's stylish without being too preppy. 

If an all-plaid coat is a little too much for you, go for a more subtle look by throwing on a plaid scarf. You can opt for more traditional red and black or blue and hunter green combos, or you can go for some color with this buffalo plaid scarf available at Tilly's. It will keep you warm, add a pop of color to your neutrals, and it's on sale!  

Plaid definitely has a retro feel to it, which is why we love this vintage style v-neck dress by Mod Cloth. It screams Brit chic, and would look great paired with kitten heels and a short cardigan. It's perfect for work or play, as the dark colors are subtle enough to blend in at the office, but throw on some red lipstick and it's party time!

For a more casual approach, try this plaid shirt dress by BDG. We love the rolled sleeves and the fitted belt, and it comes in both blue or red. Pair this with some wool tights, a cropped jacket, and some booties and you are ready for some autumn fun.

BDG apparently loves plaid as much as we do, as they also have a very stylish tartan tote available at Urban Outfitters. It's large enough to fit school books, a lap top, files, and whatever else you may want to tote around. We love the brown color scheme, but if you're looking for something brighter, they also have it available in teal!

A fitted plaid shirt goes a long way. Take this button down by RVCA, for example. It would look great with a pair of jeans and boots, but would also look chic with a pencil skirt at work. Don't be afraid to think outside the box! 

If you want to wear plaid at the workplace, how about a plaid pencil skirt? It's sleek and stylish, and will look great paired with a crisp button down or cardigan. Sure it might scream "sexy librarian," but isn't that the best part?

Everybody knows that plaid is so rad!


Jen & Saira

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