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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Plaid Is The New Fad

As broke college students, often there is a struggle between defining personal style while maintaining finances above zero dollars in one’s bank account. Luckily, there’s a trend that is an anomaly in the style world, one that does not tire no matter how many times a Fashionista has worn it. Not to mention, plaid is easily attainable season round, can be purchased in thrift shops and Barney’s and is available from New York to Paris. For example, check out this shirt by Forever 21.The societal “norm” in the fashion world makes wearing an outfit twice seem like you’ve purposely killed your little sister’s pet goldfish from the town fair. But to make an analogy, wearing plaid twice is like killing her goldfish—and then buying an exact replica to replace the Goldy. There’s truly no crime in wearing plaid twice because it can never go out of season.

The societal “norm” in the fashion world makes wearing an outfit twice seem like you’ve purposely killed your little sister’s pet goldfish from the town fair. But to make an analogy, wearing plaid twice is like killing her goldfish. And then buying an exact replica to replace the Goldy. There’s truly no crime in wearing plaid twice because it can never go out of season. Check out this gorgeous flannel by Madewell!

This Fashionista flaunts the look she created involving simple pieces paired with plaid. By wearing strictly black, it has allowed for the piece to shine. The trend styled simply with its own twist allows for a timeless look to be created. This personal touch she adds proves that plaid is a trend of every generation. This iconic pattern is  excluded from general apparel difficulties- the Fashionista will be able to rock this look in the spring with leather shorts and heels, and in the fall with a colored scarf as well.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “There are endless ways to revamp a look, and a simple plaid shirt can be styled in many different ways. Adding your own touch to the outfit creates a look that other wouldn’t think of. For this reason, I think that just being you and letting your unapologetic self shine through in what you wear is imperative!