Plaids and Checks are style staples that are a fashion favourite always, so it’s little surprise that they are a top pick this season too! It is an unisex trend which looks equally good on men as well as women and can literally be worn in a countless number of ways. Starting from the staple plaid shirt & preppy dresses to blazers & jackets to bags & shoes, this popular pattern can be incorporated in your wardrobe this season in various avatars. Here are a few ways of rocking this trend without making it look typical or going the same old been-there-done-that way!

Plaid trend AW '16

A girly take on Tartan

Plaid shirts in cotton, wool or flannel speak volume in favour of style and wearing it in the right way leads you to the top of the style score board. If you want to go the feminine way, then tuck in your checkered shirt into a pleated mono colour skirt, put on a statement neckpiece, strap on a pair of peep-toes, choose a plaid patterned sling or box clutch and you are all set for a not-so-casual-yet-not-so-dressy lunch date. For a cowboy-ish take on the look, opt for a pair of denim shorts or rolled-up jeans, knot up your plaid shirt high and complete the look with ankle boots for a weekend road-trip. You can also wear a crop top and tie your plaid shirt at the waist to lend a grunge-y edge to your regular outfit.

Check trends men AW '16

Check up on your style quotient

Plaids can be a trendsetter for guys too as they can get their fashion game on by layering a plaid shirt with folded sleeves over a basic v-neck t-shirt and pair it up with dark denims. To give company choose your most comfortable converse and you are all set for the laborious day of accompanying your girl on a shopping spree. If you have a dinner party but don’t want to go over the top, then all you have to do is take your favourite checkered shirt out of your closet (make sure it is ironed well and doesn’t stink), tuck it in a pair of chinos and top it up with a sleeveless waistcoat & suede loafers for a dapper look that can get you noticed!

Plaid trend women AW'16

Look pretty in Plaid

Winter fashion is incomplete without plaid just as Christmas is incomplete without Santa Claus. A men’s button down plaid shirt is one of the most comfortable things ever invented so this is the time to borrow one from you dad, brother or boyfriend’s closet. Just wear the oversized shirt like a dress and accesorize it with a narrow belt at the waist. Dress it up with a leather jacket on top and finish it with knee high patterned socks and casual sneakers. You can also team up a plaid fit-and-flare skater skirt with a round neck sweater or pullover for that girl next door look. Complete the outfit with black stockings and checked pumps for a fun, preppy vibe!

Plaid trends men AW '16

Checks for cool dudes

Plaids are such a classic and versatile pattern that it can be styled in almost every way possible. Guys can go for tailored straight cut plaid trousers for a smart, edgy look. Pair it up with a cotton shirt and boat shoes and you are going to make heads turn wherever you go. Want to gon from work to party in one effortless style sweep? Just add a semi-formal plaid blazer over your crisp shirt and trousers and you are all set to rock the party in and out of office! In winters, you can even layer up your checkered shirt with a comfy jacket and denims for an evening out with friends.

So give your style sensibility a checkered upgrade this season, wear as much plaid as you want to and wow all the people out there with your fashionable take on this classic trend! Head over to your nearest Lifestyle store or visit our website for some trendy plaid pieces to add to your closet!




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