Plaid is a print that never goes out of style. It is especially popular this fall for a new twist — mixture. Yes, you can mix and match different plaid patterns this season, as shown on two of the runway models in the image bellow.
Start with a Black and White or Neutral Plaid
How can you mix and match plaid patterns without ending up looking like a mess? The trick is: one of your plaid patterns must be in black and white or neutral colors, because two bright plaid patterns tend to clash.
Below is a stylish black and white plaid coat that will work with all other plaid patterns.
If you keep the buttons of the coat open, what you are wearing inside will be peeping through, and that can be something in another plaid pattern for this fall’s mixed plaid trend.
Preppy Plaid Dresses
We see more plaid dresses this fall than ever. This is a great opportunity for us to stock up on plaid cheongsam dresses because they won’t go out of fashion. Certain classic items are forever, and plaid dresses definitely belong to the category.
The timeless appeal of plaid dresses comes from their preppy look. A plaid dress makes a teen or 20-something look like a good student, a 30-something like a researcher, and a 40-something like a scholar.
No matter what age you are, you will appear more highly educated in a plaid dress. That means plaid dresses, especially those in sheath form, can help you project a professional image in the workplace.
If you like to have a stand-up collar slenderize your neck and keep you warm, a plaid Mandarin dress will be your perfect office attire in the fall. Below are two nice options:
If you are body-conscious, pick a bias-cut, diamond-shaped plaid pattern, which will be slimming.
If you don’t care for the Mandarin collar, here is a modern plaid sheath.
All of the plaid dresses shown above will work fabulously with the black and white plaid coat recommended above. Putting the coat over one of the dresses will bring you lots of compliments!