Like it or loathe it, it is trending. Check, tartan and plaid are going to be making an appearance on the high street this Winter and I am super excited!
I can feel some of you cringing in your seats (beds, or wherever else you are reading this) thinking ‘no I feel like a farmer wearing plaid or check’ but with a few little hints to keep in mind you can make this trend look super sexy.
Firstly, if you are wearing a plaid shirt unbutton the top few buttons (and don’t be afraid to show some cleavage) and lift up the collar for a cool vibe. Pair it back with skinny leg jeans either in black or denim but don’t be afraid to pair it back with leather pants or a skirt, think pencil tight or black leather mini.
Secondly, plaid and tartan do not have to be only shades of red, (I know that is what most of you were thinking when I first said tartan and plaid!) think deep greens and blues and even yellow mustard colours can look super hot.
Thirdly, you can mix different plaid and check patterns but if you are new to the world of plaid, I suggest picking one item and working around that. It can be overwhelming trying to work in too many patterns if you are just testing it out.
If you cant do a check shirt, tartan skirt or plaid pants think about items that can be easily removed and only add a hint of the trend to your look. Scarves and handbags are the best way to get into a trend without committing yourself fully (for all of you ladies with commitment issues) and can update your wardrobe without spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars.
Here are some glamorous women to get you inspired…
In your search for your perfect plaid I have included some of my favourites of the season so far…
Wool scarf from Country Road $69.95
Check V Neck sweater from Country Road $149.00
Plaid mini dress from Sportsgirl $59.95
Plaid check long sleeve shirt from French Connection $89.95
Check shopper bag from Country Road $99.95
Carolina shirt in blue from Cotton On $29.95
Daisy Duke tie front shirt from Cotton On $10.00
Drape check top from Seed Heritage $79.95
Until next time…