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Advice
|24 Jul

How To Wear Plaid This Winter

The check is back, and it's easier to wear than ever 
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24 Jul
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If you’ve felt like you’ve been seeing more checks and plaids lately, you wouldn’t be wrong. Experiencing a serious style resurgence, plaid has often been underestimated for its style prowess, once the teacher’s pet of stuffy librarians, or the look of the 90s sitcom token teen.

Had you asked last year, no one would have picked the humble checked shirt as their wardrobe’s singular elevating piece, but lately, it has been reincarnated in new and chic ways; as the it-girl’s checked grey blazer, or the oversized flannel top, and now the pattern is re-emerging in full force. Thanks to brands such as TOPSHOP, Missguided and Camilla & Marc, plaid is seeing a revival in a chic new light. Work the weave into your wardrobe with these six tips:

Advice
|24 Jul

How To Wear Plaid This Winter

The check is back, and it's easier to wear than ever 
THE ICONIC
24 Jul
Share:

If you’ve felt like you’ve been seeing more checks and plaids lately, you wouldn’t be wrong. Experiencing a serious style resurgence, plaid has often been underestimated for its style prowess, once the teacher’s pet of stuffy librarians, or the look of the 90s sitcom token teen.

Had you asked last year, no one would have picked the humble checked shirt as their wardrobe’s singular elevating piece, but lately, it has been reincarnated in new and chic ways; as the it-girl’s checked grey blazer, or the oversized flannel top, and now the pattern is re-emerging in full force. Thanks to brands such as TOPSHOP, Missguided and Camilla & Marc, plaid is seeing a revival in a chic new light. Work the weave into your wardrobe with these six tips:

1. COLOUR BLOCK: Get started by pairing your plaid with a bold block colour. Try a bright pink check paired with a fire engine red for a winning (and dead-easy) combination.

2. HEAD TO TOE: Ride the popularity of the season's chic co-ord set. If a loud pattern feels too daring, make it more wearable with a muted colour palette. Finally, keep your accessories minimal and understated, such as a sleek navy clutch, or a classic nude slide.

3. PAIR WITH METALLICS: Take your outfit into luxe territory by contrasting country checks with shiny metallics. Think a silver bag, or patent gold boots for a modern update.

4. OPT FOR OUTERWEAR: This season, the classic trench doesn't have to come in the staple camel tones. Embrace the check trend by opting for a statement piece to lift your look. Clean-cut silhouettes will keep things polished.

5. CLASH WITH PRINTS: Clashing prints can be a recipe for true style success. If you’re new to mismatched patterns, start by pairing florals with plaid - trust us, it’s a surprisingly easy look.

6. PLAY WITH PROPORTIONS: It’s time to start seeing your classic flannel shirt in a new light. Try tucking an oversized button-up into a pair of tapered trousers. Add in a structured clutch and a kitten heel for an insta-worthy workwear look.

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