It doesn’t appear that the trend for great plaid shirts and dresses is going away … in fact, if recent fashion markets are truly a barometer of what’s hot in fashion, then plaids are not simply a trend – they’re a basic. Colors may change with the seasons, and classic tartan patterns may get tweeked, but plaids are proving to be almost as versatile as a basic white shirt!
- Wear a button front shirt tucked into a pair of skinny jeans or a pencil skirt for a clean, modern cowgirl look.
2. Layer up! Wear your plaid shirt or shirtdress under an oversized boyfriend sweater … or on top of the sweater. See. Versatile! With or without leggings or slim jeans. Go with the season and what feels right. Add booties or gladiator sandals, depending on the weather. Timeless and seasonless.
3. Go for the grunge factor with the shirt tied casually around your waist … or
4. wear it open over a dress or T-shirt. The shirt jacket. Didn’t I say “casual”?
And of course, 5. top it with a great jacket (make it leather for a bad-ass look).
The truth is, one plaid shirt in your closet is worth it’s weight in fashion “gold,” so why not stock up on a cornacopia of plaids in colors that will add zest to your wardrobe all year long.