Plaid, a cloth pattern with stripes of different widths that cross each other to form squares, is a perennial fall favorite. Known in Scotland as tartan, it was originally made from wool, hand woven by weavers who used natural dyes available in their regions. In the mid-1800s, people started weaving specific patterns for clans, families, and institutions that wanted to be known by their Scottish heritage. Today, plaid is as ubiquitous in fall as are Pumpkin Spice Lattes!
When I think of plaid, I think of a classic tartan kilt, but there are other styles of plaid, including argyle, gingham, windowpane, buffalo checked, madras, and houndstooth. The infinite combinations of size, scale, and color make plaid an exciting pattern that is used widely in fashion, interior design, and home decor.
One of the items in the Kelly Gartner Style Fall Challenge 2016 capsule wardrobe is a plaid shirt. I found some great options for the challenge, but there are so many pretty plaids that I just couldn’t stop pinning them, so I chose 16 more for you! (Shopping links below gallery.)
Like these shirts and wondering what to wear with them? Take the Kelly Gartner Style Fall Challenge 2016! It’s the easiest (and most fun) way to get your fall wardrobe in order and an affordable way to have a personal stylist (me!) for fall. You’ll get a fall trends shopping list plus 21 days of mix-and-match outfit ideas created from pieces on the list. You’re free to shop where you want and spend as much or as little as you want (most people shop their closets.)
Every day, you’ll get a new outfit idea delivered to your inbox so you know exactly what to wear and how to put it together. It makes getting dressed a no-brainer! The cost for the style advice that will help you look great and feel confident this fall is just $49. Get on the email list to be the first to know when registration opens and find out how you could win a $50 gift card to get started on your wardrobe!