October 26, 2018

Trends like plaid are coming back again and again, but each time a little bit different. Updated for fall 2018 with new colors, cuts and lines – but if you dare, plaid can be combined even with other prints. I love shades of green, brown, grey and styles like A-line dresses, wide-legged pants, mini skirts, and all kind of oversized blazers. Surly plaid will never go out of style, and it played a key role in a number of styles for many centuries.

Scots referred to it as tartan, when they introduced the patterned cloth in their country in the 1500s, according to Bustle. Then, plaid was an outer layer of clothing worn across the left shoulder as part of the traditional costume, as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary. For some, plaid might seem hard to style, but here are few important tips how to wear this seasons plaid:

Get tailored oversized plaid blazers or classic slim fit blazers, skirts, wide pants and you’ll notice a major difference! Make sure you tailor the arms of a blazer and at the waist. Pants should fit perfectly and not drag on the floor, however dresses can be mini, midi or even maxi. There are so many styles to make tailor made clothes, especially with plaid – you just have to know what looks best for your body shape.

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Miniskirts are my favorite thing to wear in the early fall. I love to combine it with a lighter top, or turtleneck, boots and tights when the weather gets colder. To follow in the footsteps of the trending plaid colors, play around with soft shades like grey, cream, brown, tan, navy, emerald.

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Sometimes one single accessory, like a belt can change the whole look and your body shape. Usually I love wearing oversized blazers, and create a waist with a simple belt. No matter what kind of outfit, make sure to create a waist.

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This rule applies almost to all of my outfits, and I like to choose one body part to showcase. I love wearing short dresses with light tops, or oversized blazer with mini skirts or shorts. Remember, it’s not what you wear, but how you wear it!

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Are you loving plaid this season? Shop more pieces below!

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Photography (c) Anya Sandul

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