Fashion month is approaching, but before we say goodbye to another season, we’d like to discuss a trend that will last a lifetime, at least for workwear. There are various winter mainstays that we love, like overcoats to sweater dresses, and one comparable trend that will never go out of style is plaids.
Plaid is a very adaptable pattern, which is why almost everyone has a plaid item in their closet and can incorporate it into their personal style. Plaid, like a striped shirt or a denim jacket, may always be a staple in a closet, whether you’re a minimalist, feminine, maximalist, trend-driven, young or old.
Another reason plaid is so popular? From tiny and neutral plaid prints to enormous, colourful plaid and checkered prints, they can be worn in a variety of ways.
Start Out Small
Use plaid as an accent or as an accessory. Start simple and incorporate plaid into your outfit with a bag, hat, boots, or even a headband if you’re afraid of wearing too much plaid.
Indulge in the oversized ’90s look. It’ll go from rustic to city chic thanks to the roomy style. Begin by shopping for a shacket, large plaid shirt, or structured blazer. Pair a micro plaid with an enormous plaid. The statement piece will be the bigger design, while the micropattern will serve as a neutral.
Embrace The Colour
Colourful plaids in kelly green, pink, lavender, and vivid blues will be seen this season. Consider getting a matching set. Plaid suits for work or a matching plaid knit set for a relaxed look are still highly fashionable. You can also wear these pieces individually throughout the season to get additional mileage out of them.
Balance Is The Key
Other stylish pieces can be used to round off the outfit. We love the concept of dressing up plaid with a satin slip dress and heels for a girls’ night out or as a fall wedding guest ensemble. The pattern can also be worn with a leather or suede legging and boots, or a slim flare or straight leg light wash denim (very ’90s!) and a fitted neutral shirt, according to the stylist.
Make It Your Own
Look for a plaid that complements your own style and goes with a large portion of your wardrobe. This will make it simpler to style the season’s trend. It will rapidly become an essential and core item in your collection as a layering piece throughout the colder months.
Layer Up With Coat
Put on a flannel coat. This outerwear selection will never go out of style if you aren’t usually a pattern enthusiast but want to dabble in the trend. Choose a neutral colourway and you’ll have a timeless coat that you’ll reach for years.
Mix It Up
Don’t be scared to blend plaids in your ensemble. Combine a plaid print dress and a plaid coat, or a plaid top and a plaid bottom. Just make sure there’s some sort of anchoring similarity between the two plaids, such as comparable colour palettes or the same plaid pattern (tartan and tartan, buffalo check and buffalo check, windowpane and windowpane, etc.).
Not sure where to seek plaids that will make your workplace look put together? FableStreet is all about making a statement with your looks at work. Examine all of the prints and patterns to find the one that gives you the most confidence.