ALL IN THE DETAILS: A Plaid Situation

March 2nd, 2016 at 2:00am

With the ever changing weather winding its way throughout the U.S., it can be a little hard to decide on what to wear everyday. But one thing that is a staple in any winter wardrobe is plaid. Whether it’s a plaid skirt or a plaid jacket, the pattern—and the fabrication—is always reliable for the cold weather. Most often we see this trend come to life with the classic plaid flannel shirt, but this season we can strive to use that staple in a new way. Like in this Fashionista’s outfit, a plaid statement piece can pull in the rest of the outfit to create an ensemble that is both stylish and eye-catching. While some may be intimidated by a plaid statement piece like this one, it can act as a way to dress up a more casual outfit or pull together an outfit that might other be more drab and dry.

This Fashionista paired her plaid jacket with pieces that had similar colors. Her forest green sweater and her button-down mustard skirt match the color way of her jacket and act as a great base for a fabulous piece. They don’t take away from the jacket, but rather give it the perfect setting to shine on its own. And with the bitter cold, her black tights and thick loafers give her the right amount of warmth to combat the Midwest wind.

How To: You too can embrace the winter trends with a plaid statement piece of your own! Add in a plaid jacket or a plaid pair of trousers  so you can turn heads too. Pair it with some simple pieces like a fitting black dress or a button-down and jeans so as to draw attention to your plaid statement piece. Try adding in some basics like loafers or sturdy boots to keep your outfit from being too overwhelming. With the right combinations we can make plaid the new black.