Wearing plaid this spring couldn’t be easier or trendier. If you are one of those who wrote off plaid as a pajama pattern and nothing more, you’ve got another thing coming. Plaid is the sort of pattern that knows no boundaries. First it was resigned kilts to school uniforms, then it became the fabric for flannel and scarves. Now plaid is the hot pattern for spring dresses and lightweight dress shirts. Still not convinced? Read on for tips on how to wear plaid in the spring months.
There’s no need to overdo your patterns; in the spring a little plaid goes a long way. Choose one plaid item and work your wardrobe around that. Try a classic red and black plaid shirt tucked into some skinny jeans. For men, throw a light jacket over a brightly colored plaid shirt. Allowing just a bit of the plaid to peek through the jacket’s opening will suggest the playful interior of the practical man.
A lightweight A-line skirt looks great in the springtime, no matter what pattern is on it. Keep this in mind as you shop. Make sure the cut of your clothes works for you, and you’ll be able to get away with just about any pattern. Pick lightweight cotton for spring months; no need to bring heavy wool skirts out on your spring picnic. So when you find that perfect plaid sundress with the flattering yolk, wear it with pride. And perhaps a cardigan.
Put your plaid in an unlikely place. Try a plaid belt or pair of bright plaid pumps. Don’t limit yourself to skirts or shirts. Plaid pops no matter where you wear it. A plaid surprise will liven up any outfit; so don’t be afraid to limit your pattern. It won’t go unnoticed.