ALL IN THE DETAILS: Plaid to Perfection

As I sadly wrap up my time in Milan, I’ve started to pick up on new trends for the spring season. I’ve discovered most trends that hit the U.S. actually start right here in Milan, but months prior. When I first came to Europe, I was shocked to see so many unique looks, (some I didn’t even really like), but I soon learned most of the trends that are popular in the U.S. right now, are so last season for the Milanese. It is the capital of fashion, I suppose—I live among the trendsetters for the rest of the world. In one of my last posts while abroad, I decided to give you a taste of one of my favorite, recent discoveries—graphic plaid.

Who says you can only layer in the fall? This Fashionista takes springtime layering to another level with her amazing oversized plaid shirt, which immediately caught my attention. The masculine-esque fit of the shirt, on top an adorable, striped babydoll dress screams spring while also remaining completely on-trend. The most important detail in this look is the grungey, graphic plaid shirt, that this Fashionista rocks flawlessly. Made specially by her friend, the “DUMP HIM” graphic adds a uniqueness to the shirt, making it more than just a simple staple.

Oversized plaid shirts are a great way to keep your look modest yet cool during the warm weather seasons. They can be tied up or worn oversized, but if you get too hot, you can always wrap them around your waist as a grungey addition. Urban Outfitters has some great flannel options, specifically in their vintage Urban Renewal.

Test out a flannel as your lightweight spring coat and add a little spunk into your look!

How To: Follow this Fashionista’s lead by mixing an oversized look with a feminine staple. A babydoll dress is always a must-have and can be thrown on under anything or just worn on its own. A pair of comfortable sneakers, such as Superga, are a fabulous spring must-have, especially when you forgot to get a pedicure! Finally, an oversized flannel that can be worn in a variety of ways in a versatile color is absolutely necessary.