Fashion is a continuous cycle of clothes and trends going out of style, and if lucky, trends come back. With times changing, many fashion trends emerge, but even when they’ve just barely arrived, they start to fade.
Now, the fashion trend is all about prints, from floral, to animal, checkered, and what this article is about, plaid prints.
Since now plaid prints are in style, you better check your closet if you have any clothing pieces with such prints, but if you don’t, you can always buy new ones. If you’re running out of closet space to make room for some plaid shirts, then it’s time to get rid of some old clothes either by donating them or selling your old clothes online. Wearing patterened clothing, especialy plaid prints, is tricky, which is why you need to read the tips below to help you wear plaid and look fashionable while doing so.
Wear One Piece of Clothing with a Plaid Print
Be it a hat, a shirt, a scarf, or even pants, you can never go wrong wearing one piece of clothing with a plaid print. Plaid prints come in an array of neat colors, patterns, and designs, so wearing many different clothing items with plaid prints simultaneously can overload your look.
Match Plaids Only of the Same Print
This one is a variation of the first tip. If you want to wear more than one plaid item, make sure the items have the same type of plaid prints. These prints are already attention-grabbing on their own, so wearing plaid clothes of different designs results in a clash of prints and, ultimately, a horrifying fashion faux pas.
If Unsure, Match the Plaid Print with Neutral Colors
When in doubt, it’s best to stick to the basics. Anything paired with neutral colors like brown, beige, white, black, khaki, muted blue denim or grey will always be nice. The rule of thumb is that neutral colors go with anything. So if you’re in a hurry or not sure what to do, pair your plaid prints with anything neutral, and you’re good to go.
Wear Clothes That Are of the Same Color as That of Your Plaid Print
Even if plaid prints are loud on their own, you don’t have to always pair them up with neutral color themes. If you want to add color into your outfit and make it a bit more fun, then keep this tip in mind.
Choose colors that match the color of the plaid print one you’re going to wear. It doesn’t always have to be the exact color, so you can choose a different shade of that same color. If you have a green plaid shirt, you can match it up with some light-green shorts.
Choose Plaids That Match the Current Season
Since plaid prints can be used on different types of clothing (e.g., jackets, shirts, pants, hats), you should always choose which clothes would match the current season. For a much-warmer season, you should wear plaid- printed clothing made of breathable fabric. If the season is a cold one, then plaid clothes made of thick fabrics will keep you warm.
Choose Plaids Appropriate for the Occasion
Another thing you should consider when wearing plaid prints is the event or occasion you are dressing up for. While keeping in mind the other fashion tips said above, choosing clothes for the occasion is important because first impressions matter. Whatever event or occasion you are attending, you always have to dress the part.
Sam Bell is a journalist, stylist and blogger. He is a aesthetician by heart who often writes about education, home, health, art, fashion, decorating and DIY ideas. He loves sparking creativity and giving people for their own spaces.