STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Plaid Fad

There has been quite a few innovative trends that have set foot on campus, but as a Style Guru, I have learned that a lot of these looks tend to die out with a quickness. Fashion is all about history repeating itself. Of course, there are trends that surface, but most will fall by the wayside and never return. Instead of going for what’s hot now, it’s the timeless looks that should flood your wardrobe. The main trend that comes to mind and seems to always find a way of resurfacing is the plaid fad.

The plaid pattern can be found on a plethora of clothing items and even in your grandmother’s wardrobe.That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Plaid has the gift of being versatile in which it can be worn by all ages and at any time of the year. Judging from its history in fashion, there’s no doubt that plaid will always be around. If you don’t have anything with this pattern in your closet, what are you waiting for? This Fashionista didn’t waste any time implementing the classic look in her winter wardrobe. She sported a black turtle neck, a black leather jacket and green plaid pants. She tastefully accessorized with her booties and black fringe bag.

I particularly enjoyed the way she styled her pants as the main focal point of the ensemble. Her pants were slightly embellished with silver zippers on the front pockets, which added a hint of edginess.The best way to wear plaid is just like this Fashionista. Choose one plaid item to revolve your look around. Keep the pattern to a minimum. You don’t want to get off looking like Cher from Clueless. As if!

What’s your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? ” If you’re trying to achieve this look, be sure to show the pants in full. Wear a shirt that will complement your shape. Rock a heel that makes a bold statement.”