This classic fabric is popping up everywhere with an oh-so-modern twist.
Plaid dates back to the 16th century when tartan was worn by Scottish Highlanders and later Scottish clans. Cut to the 1970s when Royal Stewart tartan plaid was adopted by punk rockers, as well as the personal tartan of Queen Elizabeth II. And in the 1990s, plaid flannel shirts became an icon of the grunge movement. Today, plaid is everywhere in every style!
Off-White, Fall 2017; Chloe, Fall 2017; Victoria Beckham, Resort 2018
Plaid was a staple on the Fall/Winter 2017 runways appearing in the Chanel, Gucci, and Chloe shows and is even popping up in the Resort 2018 collections including Victoria Beckham and Fendi.
Fashion blogger Aimee Song in glen plaid; Zendaya in check plaid; Fashion blogger Chriselle Lim in tartan plaid
For a bold statement, wear it head-to-toe like Zendaya. Add a fun accent with a plaid pant, shirt, or scarf. If you’re feeling daring, layer it up with other prints like we’ve been seeing in the Gucci shows. Whether you choose to wear check, glen, or tartan, plaid promises to be an investment piece that you’ll love to wear again and again.
Top and pants, zara.com; Jacket, forever21.com; Sweatshirt, yesstyle.com