Plaid is big this season, but stop before you dig out your trusty old tartan’s because this fall’s play on plaid is fresh, flirty and fun.
Preppy plaids and grungy flannel shirts can go to the Goodwill. Plaid in 2017 is about modern shapes, feminine fabrics, and brighter colors. Here’s what I mean.
1. Plaid with Bell Sleeves is New!
Big, wide sleeves have been going strong for a while, but who would have guessed they’d turn up on a classic plaid shirt? It’s an interesting twist that makes this pretty, navy plaid top look fun and feminine.
White jeans are a great way to wear this top now, and when the weather gets colder, just swap them out for blue. Neutral suede booties and a relaxed boho bag keep the focus on the shirt and the vibe nice and easy.
2. Feminine Plaids are Trending
Soft, silky materials and feminine styles, like plaids with ruffles or draping, are making us see plaid in a whole new light. I love this elegant burgundy red blouse with the soft wrap neckline and the way it pairs so beautifully with an edgy pair of black leather leggings. It’s that perfect ‘going out for a casual dinner’ piece that we’re all searching for.
3. Sheer Plaids Have Arrived
If you’ve heard about fall’s sheer trend, but had no idea how or if you could wear it, take a look at this. This airy black and white plaid blouse cleverly combines a lace yoke with semi sheer black and white fabric, and the result is plaid that is more romantic than rugged.
4. Plaid Jackets with Bold Shoulders Are In
Did someone take me back in a time machine when I wasn’t looking? This sharp looking plaid blazer with it’s big, bold shoulders and longer length looks a lot like something we wore in the 80’s. I’m not complaining though; I always loved clothes with big shoulder because they make your waist and hips look so darn skinny. That rolled boyfriend cuff on this double-breasted blazer makes it look a little more uodatedand relaxed, this time around.
5. Colorful 70’s Plaids have made a Comeback
Rich earthy tones that we wore in the seventies are popping up in plaid pieces, and especially scarves. This gorgeous oversize plaid scarf is a fab way to wrap up your style this fall.
Do you like the creative new ways plaid is being incorporated into fall clothing? What have you seen that was new and different? I’d love to know.
Be sure to pop by tomorrow for another Fall Trend in my style countdown series.