Style Advice of the Week

The plaid print we all love to show off during autumn originated in Scotland. Originally known as “tartan,” plaid was not always rich in color or pattern. “Breacan,” a colorful cloth, was eventually integrated with tartan, establishing a look similar to the modern variation. The geometric right angles, referred to as “setts” were later incorporated, giving flannels their iconic design.

This week’s Fashionista wore an earth-toned button-up top as the basis of her outfit. The rustic tones of this infamous motif are very appropriate for the season, and with the added waist string, her shape is not lost in the boyfriend cut. Worn with shiny nylon leggings and chocolate brown moccasins, flannels create effortless ensembles. Plaid is also a great option for Fashionistos, making it a reliable go-to garment for any fashion lover.

Although this Fashionista undeniably drifted toward a bohemian chic vibe, flannels are versatile in their pattern and style: soft hues with a blazer and boat shoes for the college prep, or bold colors with a peacoat and wedges for the polished city worker. Being appropriate for all seasons too, plaid pieces are necessary components of every wardrobe. Paired with a scarf in the winter, capris in the spring, knotted in the front for summer or under a denim vest in the fall, plaids are practicable options throughout the entire year.

As this week’s Fashionista demonstrates, sporting a flannel top will habitually manifest a captivating creation. To avoid a mundane tragedy, choose to wear plaid apparel for an alluring look that lacks any possibility to bore bystanders.


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