Calling plaid a “trend” almost sounds ridiculous because plaid will ALWAYS be a thing for fall, with that said this season designers really did go mad for this classic pattern.
The perennially popular print ruled the runways from luxe matchy matchy suiting at Dior to Clueless-esque clashing yellow and blue kilts and jackets at Versace and the ultimate in plaid radness at Michael Kors with the perfect clash of red and yellow tartans with leopard-print trims.
I talk about mixing prints all the time. I mean ALL the time- it’s kinda my thing but it’s not often that I pair plaid on plaid.
Mixing prints can be tricky enough but mixing the same print shows next level skills.
The key to wearing plaid squared is really basically the same as mixing any other print! Use one color to carry through and tie the look together and vary the size of the two plaids.
I fell in love with this skirt the second I saw it at Zara. It’s a winner for the season because well, plaid, AND it can take on a multitude of looks. Everything from festive holiday to a chic edgy street-style look.
Since it’s only October I wanted to steer clear of anything that made it look too Christmas-y. This skirt could easily create a Christmas Caroler-ish vibe if paired with a festive sweater or turtleneck so I ran in the opposite direction and paired with a non-holiday toned flannel.
By using TWO different fabrics, the toughness of the flannel shirt paired with the soft fluttery skirt creates something fresh, unexpected and fashion forward.
The skirt came with a matching self belt which I promptly removed and replaced with a leather western belt.
Since plaid on plaid can be a strong look I toned it down with simple, denim jacket. Finally, to tie in the green in the skirt I added a green paisley scarf.
The color that brings it all together is the white accent. You see it in both the skirt and top (its even in the scarf).
Using this unifying element makes it oh so easy to double down on plaid like a pro this Fall.
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