Trendscape: Mad for Plaid

August 22nd, 2006


Think back to the early 90’s: upon hearing the word "plaid," one would envision Nirvana’s frontman Kurt Cobain rocking out on his guitar, clad in his wrinkled plaid flannel button-down shirt. Flashback to now - plaid has undergone a major transformation and screams ruggedly elegant. Choose from one of our plaid picks, and you’ll be right on trend for fall. Nappy hair and tractor not required.

Lux Plaid Trapeze Jacket

Lux 3/4 Sleeve Trapeze Jacket | $68 at Urban Outfitters

plaid headband

Wide Plaid Headband | $16 at Urban Outfitters

plaid pants

Alicia & Olivia Sierra Plaid Skinny Pant | $264 at Shopbop.com

Anthropologie Plaid Shoes

Paddington Peeptoes | $348 at Anthropologie 

Entry Filed under: Trend, Trendscape, Trendscape, Women

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. paper lily  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 8:43 am

    I think I could actually like the new plaid. Much more elegant than the early 90s version of the trend, like you said.

  • 2. Melody  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 8:54 am

    I agree. It’s so much more likeable now because it’s polished and more refined than the 90’s era.

  • 3. eclair  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    you know, i really LOVE those pants.

  • 4. Melody  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 7:37 pm

    They are quite fabulous and unique. I think it takes great confidence to pull them off!

  • 5. eclair  |  August 23rd, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    well i’d certainly wear them! i hope something like that turns up in New Zealand - i love this site but unfortunately can’t get my hands on anything that’s featured! But it’s great for inspiration :)

  • 6. Melody  |  August 23rd, 2006 at 6:03 pm

    Oh, I’m really sorry about that. But I’m sure you can find a knock-off in New Zealand. I hope you do. You just have to do some searching.

  • 7. paige Stasiewicz  |  December 5th, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    hey I was just woundering where I would be able tio buy the Alicia & Olivia Sierra Plaid Skinny Pant they are so cute…i have been looking for plaid pants for so long…i went to SHopBop.com and they did not have them..where can i purchase them?

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