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.
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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