January 13th, 2015 at 2:00am

Plaid seems to be a recurring trend in the fashion world, returning just as quickly as it leaves. This constant obsession with plaid begs the question, why is everyone so mad for plaid?

The beauty of plaid comes from the vast range of looks a person can create with plaid. Whether you want to dress up or dress down, there is a plaid option perfect for you! Another great aspect of plaid is that you can structure your outfit to give you a soft, feminine feel or a more grungy masculine look.

This Fashionista did a great job of using plaid to put together a casual outfit. Pairing a plaid shirt with a button-down cardigan and boots, this Fashionista is snug and ready for a day out and about! To give this look a more feminine feel, try adding a statement necklace or trading in the boots for a pair of wedges. To give this a more grunge look, ditch the cardigan and wear the plaid shirt as a pullover on top of a simple black top. Pair it with high-waisted shorts and black tights to pull the whole look together.

Although plaid shirts are fabulous, there are tons of other plaid items to obsess over. Try a cute plaid dress or even a skirt! If you’re really daring, try mixing plaid patterns. Plaid can be sophisticated and elegant or whimsical and fun! It’s all up to you!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Monochromatic looks are always nice, but getting out of your comfort zone with bright colors is always a nice change. Be daring!”