Friday, September 19, 2008

Mad About Plaid

Plaid is one of the biggest trends around right now. It's perfect for the season involving the change in leaf colors. It also goes with many of the inspirations for the fall 2008 trends; this includes the preppy school girl, punk rock, and menswear inspired looks. Yes, you read that right. Plaid is a pattern that can be worn with both preppy AND punk styles of fashion! That is the wonderful thing about plaid. It's extremely versatile. It is also fun to mix and match with different items or to just play around with. I will post some plaid items I found online below and will also be giving some fashion tips on how to pair some of these items to get this fall's inspired styles.



Buffalo Plaid Pashmina, $8.99, shown in pink combo; also available in light blue combo, charlotterusse.com


Plaid Button Top, $19.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com


Plaid A-Line Jacket, $24.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com


Plaid Trousers, $29.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com


Prep School Dress, $26.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com


Plaid Handbag, $16.00, claires.com


Plaid Star Earrings, $5.50, claires.com


Plaid Wallet With Pins, $8.50, claires.com


Plaid Watch, $12.50, claires.com


Lila Plaid Sweater, $14.99, available in sizes XS-2XL, delias.com


H81 Scarlet Plaid Bangle, $3.99, forever21.com


Plaid Fedora, $10.80, shown in navy/white; also available in brown/white, forever21.com


Plaid Halter, $11.99, available in sizes S and M, mandee.com


Plaid Jacket, $16.99, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com


Plaid Track Jacket, $24.00, shown in purple; also available in hermatite and red, sizes S-L, mandee.com


Plaid Ruffle=Placket Shirt, $34.99, shown in multi plaid; also available in blue plaid, sizes XS-XXL, gap.com


Fang Plaid Pleat Skirt with Belt, $19.99, available in sizes 1-13, sears.com


Keds Plaid, $27.99, available in sizes 6-10 Medium, sears.com


Self Esteem Plaid Vest Over Screen, $21.60, available in sizes Small-Extra Large, sears.com


Speechless Plaid Rouched Front Dress, $24.99, available in sizes 3-13, sears.com



US Polo Assn. Poplin Plaid Top, $12.99, shown in red plaid; also available in blue plaid, sizes Medium-Extra Large (blue plaid only available in extra large), sears.com



Halter Top With Plaid Tie, $20.50, available in sizes S-XL, wetseal.com



Plaid 8 Button Dress, $24.50, shown in night sky; also available in black/white, sizes XS-XL (night sky only available in L and XL), wetseal.com


Plaid Headband, $3.00, shown in tan; also available in red and black, wetseal.com


Plaid Peep Toe Heel, $24.50, shown in brown; also available in fuschia and black, sizes 6-10, wetseal.com




Plaid Tie Back Vest, $19.50, available in sizes S-XL, wetseal.com


Poplin Plaid Jumper Dress, $22.50, available in sizes L and XL, wetseal.com


Plaid Stretch Belt, $9.50, shown in mustard also available in red and black, sizes S/M and M/L, wetseal.com


Funnel Neck Plaid Hoodie, $22.50, shown in cobalt; also available in pink, sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com


To try out the preppy school girl look, pair a plaid skirt with a cardigan sweater or a vest, knee high socks, and a back pack or messenger bag. For the tougher punk rock look, pair either a plaid miniskirt or some plaid pants with a graphic t-shirt or tank top. Then add a fabulous pair of studded boots, a studded belt, and some spiky jewelry. To get the menswear inspired look, pair a plaid button-down shirt with some tailored pants. You can pair this oufit with some high heeled shoes to give it some feminine details. Also, add a fedora hat or necktie for a fun twist. If all you're looking for is a simple, casual look for the fall, just wear a plaid jacket and your favorite pair of jeans with a headband and some sneakers. I haven't had a chance to do this yet, but I will be putting these outfits I described together on Wet Seal and Charlotte Russe's websites at some point in the future. I hope you found my tips to get this seasons hottest styles useful. Remember, I'm always looking for new fashion related ideas to write about. So if you have any suggestions, e-mail me at Charmed42787@gmail.com or send me a message on myspace.

5 comments:

Club Pashmina said...

Hi. Pashmina shawls can be found at Club Pashmina

Tara said...

Hi Club Pashmina! Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. And thanks for the link!

Manga Dork said...

LOVE those shoes!!!!!!!

Tara said...

I'm glad you liked the shoes. :)

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