I’m going to start out by saying that I personally don’t see plaid or tartan as fashion trend because it’s something that I have always enjoyed styling. In fact this post was originally published in June 2015 and it’s being revived and updated because what do you know plaid is still having it’s moment. If you play with current fashion trends you’ll already be well aware of this fact.
The word is that plaid is hanging out with stripes and a look at Westfield’s collection and trend round ups shows there is plenty of inspiration for you to interpret into a look that is uniquely you.
Trends aside, as far as I’m concerned plaid and tartan patterns are classics and they’ve been around FOREVER, but as fashion and trends go it’s one that rolls around in many different forms through the seasons and decades.
For me there has always been tartan and plaid patterns throughout my wardrobe ever since I was a kid and on the blog I have even sported crazy yellow plaid and funkiness. However if you’re someone who would like to give the “trend” a go and aren’t sure about it working for you, let me give you one piece of advice.
Hit the op shops!
Scope out plaid and tartan pieces at the op shops, I swear there is never a shortage of all sorts of variations of tartan and plaid items in op shops from jackets and coats, wool skirts, suits, pants, golf shorts, ties and scarves and more
Don’t be scared to check out the men’s section too at your local op shops for tartan and plaid pieces they often have some wearable pieces that women can wear with some interesting styling and a play on the masculine feminine look.
The shorts pictured were purchased early Autumn of 2015 for a $1 and love them as they have a high waist.
Last year I was excited to style these further and try some sexy looks with sheer blouses and other pattern mixing and adding some stiletto heels. These all still fell like great options to keep playing with, however I’m also considering shortening these pants by a few inches and playing with some other style options. Anything is possible!!!!
Are you a plaid lover?