Styleblazers Series

Mad About Plaid

You don’t have to be Scottish to be mad about plaid. Here’s a look at this timeless print and how 40+ Instagrammers have added their own modern twist.

Gorgeous red tartan


Jamie from New Mexico looks like she was born to wear plaid in this gorgeous red tartan that makes her look rich and radiant.


Bold plaid shirt with Chelsea boots, leggings and a black bomber jacket


Jeanne, a Boston fashion stylist, has paired her bold plaid shirt with Chelsea boots, leggings, and a black bomber jacket, and the result is a rock n roll, London Beatle’s vibe.


Oversized plaid in modern shades


Here’s a creative spin on plaid. This Spanish Instagrammer takes an oversized plaid in modern shades and mixes it with polka dot nylons for a sit-up-and-take-notice look!


Sweet plaid peplum top with leggings


Who knew plaid could look so flirty and feminine? Kristi, a Dallas fashion blogger, wears a sweet plaid peplum top with edgy leather leggings for a soft meets tough look.


Layered plaid tulip skirt


Sherry from Seattle is a fan of vintage fashion and has recently discovered this interesting layered plaid tulip skirt.  Get to know more about this petite fashionista by reading my Styleblazer interview with Sherry.


Black and white plaid jacket


Diana, NYC, jewelry designer, looks totally chic in a tailored black and white plaid jacket with 80’s inspired cuffs and neckline.


darling plaid scarf


Sheree, a Houston-based blogger, looks “Bonnie,” as the Scots would say, in this darling plaid scarf that steals the spotlight. More about this Fabulous After 40 Styleblazer here!


Plaid and khaki



Plaid and khaki are a perfect match, as Jeannie from Orlando shows us. Find out more about what inspires Jeannie’s style in my Fabulous After 40  Styleblazer Feature.

 Cute perky plaid with leggings


Why wear a plaid shirt when you can wear a plaid shirt dress? Carol looks casual and comfy in this cute perky plaid that looks great with black leggings. Carol is another one of my Fabulous After 40 Styleblazers. Be sure to read my interview with her.


Modern Plaid


Jo-Lynne, a Philadelphia style blogger and Styleblazer, makes plaid look modern by choosing to wear this classic print in neon shades.


Oversized lumberjack fleece top


Shauna, a 56-year-old style  Instagrammer and another one of my Styleblazers. Her oversized lumberjack fleece top makes a giant fashion statement.


Plaid fashion


Cheryl from Idaho shows us that even a touch of tartan can be exciting. Fab shoes, Lassie!


Plaid with an Urban twist from NYC blogger Elaine


Plaid with an Urban twist from NYC blogger Elaine.


Fashion forward plaid pieces


This Spanish Instagrammer ( who we saw earlier) seems to have a love affair with plaid and shows a real talent for spotting the more fashion-forward plaid pieces.

Are you mad for plaid? I’m always on the lookout for Stylish women to feature. Be sure to include the #fabulousafter40  HASHTAG to your Instagram posts so I can find you easily!

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5 thoughts on “Mad About Plaid

  1. Plaid stopped working for me at about age 26 when I had a plaid “Christmas” skirt someone bought me as a gift. Some of the suggestions here look fine on the models, great.” I find prints challenging me – small photos look too cheap or busy, and larger ones can be too distracting.

  2. I have loved plaid since first grade. I had a plaid purse that I loved; it was a Burberry knockoff. It went great with jeans or dressier outfits and summer and winter outfits. I also get a plaid fix with clothes not seen in public, like plaid panties and plaid flannel pajamas. The purple plaid trench coat – I love it!

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