By definition the plaid trend conjures images of 90’s rocker-chic, punk edge, and individuals who aren’t shy about making powerful style statements. This Fall, plaid has made a fashionable comeback–and it’s more than welcomed. Add a flannel shirt to your wardrobe as an effortless fall layering staple. Dare to enliven a dress in a simple silhouette with a plaid blazer.
Truth be told, there are so many ways to rock plaid. Let’s take a look at how you, the readers, put your personal stamp on the trend.
Marche of Robinson Style Blog said, “I think there is nothing more classic for Fall than a great plaid piece!” To that, we must concur!
Instagram bombshell Monique @mharris2288 hits all the right style notes as she opted for a refined and layered look. As she stands with snow on the ground and cold as ice, she stands out in her plaid suit, classic white shirt and enviable gold and white creepers. Ice Cold! *Dave Chappelle voice*
Shari aka @sharirichicollection is ‘bad gal’ ready in chic leather shorts and over the knee boots. Loose pincurls and a vampy lip color add to the overall aura.
Vanessa @_vuhnessa who represents Brooklyn said, “To me plaid is timeless. It’s a print that I believe will never go out of style. From school girls to runway, I’m pretty obsessed with it.” High five!
Erica aka Flywon of Flysnest thrifted her vintage plaid pieces and offered up two equally sultry submissions featuring mixed plaids, big bows, sky high heels and statement jewelry.
Talitha played with layers and mixed prints. Chic plaid pants that hit the leg right above the ankle; white shirt; black and white printed blazer; black jacket along with neutral colored shoes and handbag lends to style with punctuation!
@Maryam_abebisi kept it comfortably casual in white sandals that boasted a hint of shine. A sleek handbag and killer smile pumped up the volume of her daytime look.
@FarrarTwins1 hit us up with multiple shots showing his personal take on plaid. I call this one, Relaxed and Ralph. Cool look!
Plus size blogger Chaunte aka @everythingcurvyandchic from Everything Curvy and Chic blog, rocked $12 plaid leggings from Forever 21 and said, “I’m currently obsessed with plaid and love the fact it could be dressed up or down. Plaid is definitely in this Fall!“@Whinwong also rocked plaid, this time in the form of a shirt dress. Her waist is snatched and accentuated by a skinny belt. The red lip color lives and serves for all mankind. Let the choir sing!
Remeka @kingsulli from Chicago wore the cutest mini dress and the fiercest of gladiator boots. With such stand out pieces, the accessories were kept to a bare minimum. Love it!
Jennifer of Comme -Coco Blog came Fall ready with awesome layering and pairings. Leather, opaque tights, skinny jeans, blazers and chunky heeled platforms are all approved.
Lakeisha @lioness_lee from Atlanta says, “I love this plaid pencil midi skirt. The midi cut works for my tall frame. I’ve also worn plaid more casually with jeans and my wedge sneakers.” Super cute looks.Chanel chose to pair her plaid with distressed denim, leather jacket, and opted for red heels to kick things up a notch.Some people are afraid of color. Not Miss J aka Jackline — she’s not that one. Here she shows us how she does plaid on red, on red, on red. And guess what? It works!
Dayana aka @twokidsnyc of Two Kids NYC styled it up and out using eye catching accessories, multiple rings, statement nail art and animal print pumps for a streamlined casual look. Hot!Sasha, a UK based style blogger at Shair Style, draped a plaid blazer over a black dress and allowed her accessories to do the talking. Comfy studded black flats complete the look.
@Sincerely_kayj played with multiple layers, mixed patterns and accessories. Turning regular streets into runways, @TotalNista of the blog TotalFashionista.com is not playing! Pink lipstick, sky high Fendi pumps and an anklet enliven her hot look. Work!Lastly, we have @Jayimari who offered a sultry version to the mix as she worked high heeled gladiator boots, red lips and an eye catching gold bag.
I hope you all enjoyed the various looks submitted. Which ones do you identify with? Next week, we’ll take a look at how you rock graphic black and white prints (jog your memory with our Fall 2013 Trends post). Be sure to send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And while you’re at it, you can take a look at how Claire rocks the plaid trend over at the newly updated The Bomb Life site.