Monday, September 23, 2013

Plaid-itude




Blessed are the Pattern-mixers, for theirs is the kingdom of plaid-dom. According to those in the know, and I kid you not: PLAID IS HOT THIS SEASON. I just read all about this trending trend, breaking news: plaid for in for Fall. It's um, "revolutionary, yeah?" In the fashion cycle of nothing new under the sun, I'm not sure why the fashion peddlers have to keep re-inventing the wheel.

However, plaid is one of those things- that you're either into plaid, or you are not. You're either "mad for plaid" or "meh for plaid. There's no middle ground really. It's just a great classic pattern, like polka dots, leopard print, or pin-stripes- plaid is always in style.


#SHOPSECONDHANDFIRST: 100% Thrifted.

But that doesn't mean the you personally have to love it, or wear it. It's a personal preference. I think that's what I love best about it, a good tartan plaid is all about personal expression.  
For me, plaid will always be  "in." It was the only print I loved as a child and I could, would, should wear plaid almost every day. This versatile and varied pattern can represent tradition, and rebellion, be quirky, and yet be a perennial classic. It can be many things for many people, but is almost nearly always, awesome. 

There are a million ways to wear your plaid- today I'm transitioning in, my thrifted vintage red tartan kilt, and pairing it with a cotton printed summer top, and a ridiculously fun topper, basically a ratty old plaid scarf wrapped around my noggin' and playing stand-in for a hat (last seen styled here.) Adding a bit of rebel-rebel, is my pile up of leather studded cuffs and a lovely vintage clamper bracelet. 

Fun? Fuck yeah. I guess it's all in your plaid-itude.
Linking up with fabulous Patti over at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday

27 comments:

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Okay, I'm a little mad for plaid myself. I have a piece of plaid fabric that I've been contemplating sewing. If plaid is Now, then I must get on it. I'm just uncertain what to sew. Your skirt is a classic. Love it! And the playful plaid heart on your top is just that...playful! This post is inspiring! Thanks bunches Bella, in the awesome plaid headwear!

ann wood said...

I love plaid especially in red. Great artful mix Bella. You look spirited and fearless in this outfit. Your head wrap is wonderful plus the top is cool.

blue hue wonderland

Gabriala Brown said...

Still love plaid and I want to put on my plaid high heels right now because of this post Bella Q! XOXXOXO

Val Sparkle said...

Your skirt matches your suitcase! Wow! It looks good on you, but I'm not a plaid person. We had plaid sleeping bags when I was a kid, and also a plaid picnic set with plaid thermoses, and we're not Scottish. However, I might be willing to make an exception if the plaid is in blue or pink.

Sheila said...

Love the plaid! Adore it on you.

BellaBean Vintage said...

Yep I'm into plaid although we call it tartan. Love this look on you!

Vix said...

You rock tartan and I always think of you when I see it in charity shops. x

Sandra said...

tartan is fab! I agree its a forever print, and you look so good in it x x

La Dama said...

I love tartan ,but love your crazy tartan hat mas.

besotes

Patti said...

you are crazy-gorgeous in tartans! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday. xoxo

The Style Crone said...

Tartans are you! And I'm crazy for your colorful, creative, divine headwear! Brava!

thorne garnet said...

You live where? Plaid's never gone out of style up there. I heard a rumor that floral is the hot look for Spring.

materfamilias said...

I have no idea how this happened, but I seem to have absolutely no plaid garments at the moment, not even scarf . . . closest would be argyle socks and, well, not really close.
To be remedied soon -- thanks for the inspiration!

Krista Gassib said...

This looks so like a Bella outfit, I friggin love it! I just might wear plaid today girl!
Xxoo

Forest City Fashionista said...

I adore your hat - and so your colour! I am not partial to wearing plaid (not sure why), but I like it on things like suitcases. It is one of those classic patterns that the Fashion Press declares to be "hot" every few years.

Ariane Lasalle said...

Simply adorable Bella!
Your topper is so cute, it makes the outfit for me!


Arianexo

pastcaring said...

Looking super-cool in your tartan, Bella! Love those cases too. xxxx

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Very cute tank!! I love the preppy/punk (weird dichotomy) vibe of plaid-- it's a weird good girl/bad girl mix.

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Glad you're mixing it up!
Yup, plaid is back. I think the world just hasn't had enough Seattle grunge.
I just brought out a plaid maxi from the back of the closet ... will follow your lead as soon as I replace the hem!

Thrifted Shift said...

That hat is amazing! You look fab in plaid! But here's my question: do you and your guy wear plaid at the same time? My husband says one of us has to change if we're both wearing plaid!

seƱora Allnut said...

hurrah for plaiditude!!, your fabulousness mixing paterns is so inspiring!!, love all that red plaid around you, and that summery top gives it a twist!, of course, lovely cases are a great background!
besos & plaidness!

Zalina Walton said...

I love your unique look. You look great!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

That top is SWEET! So many great details on it including the back.

bisous
Suzanne

FASHION TALES said...

I LOVE plaid and love your outfit here. I still have Tartan and plaid pieces from my school uniforms,lol. All sliced up now! Plaid-lovers foreverrrr!:-) /Madison

Oranges and Apples said...

LOVE the top!

The Goodwill Fangirl said...

Bella, you've started me on a thrifting quest for plaid pants. Well, you and Dr. Sheldon Cooper. I always think I'm too petite to wear plaid, but you make me want to pattern mix plaid like crazy!

I'm catching up on blogs, and I just want to say you get more beautiful all the time.

Anne M Bray said...

Thanks for playing with 52 Pick-me-up! I'm with you, Plaid is all it.
Loving that pile of plaid suitcases.

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