By now, you don’t need me to tell any of you how much plaid has made a big impact this fall season. Admittedly, this time of year usually comes with a fresh crop of tartans, checks and gingham automatically (akin to florals for spring, really), but I love all the unexpected turns it’s been taking lately, from full on plaid dresses (like this Self-Portrait number you see here) to sock boots (like this dream pair by Oliver Theyskens). Suddenly, what once seemed reserved for the likes of camping trips and librarians, plaid is becoming quite the daring print du jour — the slightly older and more sophisticated cousin to this summer’s gingham trend.
I picked up this Self-Portrait dress on a whim while I was in San Francisco last week, but have been eyeing so many great statement plaid pieces, it’s becoming slightly problematic, begging the question: how much plaid is too much plaid? Well, if you happen to ask Cher Horowitz and Dee Davenport, they’d probably say there’s no such thing!
I’ve rounded up my favorite plaid pieces down below — including this must-have boyfriend plaid blazer of the moment and this great plaid midi skirt, which would be perfect with a tan sweater and some little white ankle boots. Have you guys been stocking up on any plaid pieces?