How to Style Plaids
Plaids' origin dates back to the 1700s. It is one of the most iconic prints and patterns, popular among men and women. The original name of the plaid pattern is “tartan.” first made and used in ancient Scotland, plaids make one of the most iconic prints, used widely in clothes. Prints render the clothes a different charm altogether, which could be verified by how brilliantly plaids contribute to the overall charm of the fabric. The tartan or plaids are woven with different wool threads, creating colorful, synchronized patterns. While the plaid patterns were initially created in wool fabrics, now they are created in different fabrics as well. These blended colors together make one of the most vibrant and stylish prints and have been incorporated in a wide variety of clothes and even quilts, bags, shoes and assorted accessories. While you must have been familiar with plaids and have designed outfits with prints, here is a list of plaid outfits curated for you to equip you with the newest styles and inspirations. If you are as excited as we are to curate these ultra-chic outfits, jump on to read more and get started.
1. White Denim Paired with a Red Plaided Shirt and Black Leather Jacket
An amalgam of colors and prints – an outfit that mixes and merges so many varied factors are deemed to stand out. To curate one outstanding outfit with plaid that exudes the easy-breezy vibe, put on a pair of white denim pants with a red plaid shirt and a black leather jacket – a well-put stylish look with the help of these easily accessible apparel pieces. Put on a nice pair of shoes to further accentuate the outfit's vibe. If you want to add a bit of flair, go for loafers, but if you want to main the easy and energetic vibe, put on a nice pair of colorful sneakers. Simple yet chic, this combination lets you rock each occasion with the needed swag, style and simplicity.
2. Mini Pleated Plaid Dress Paired with a Pair of Leggings and Boots
Dresses are cool and chic, but make them plaid to accentuate their vibe further. You can do so much with the styling of a mini pleated plaid dress. The best part about them is that you can determine their aura and even mold, change and modify them according to your choice. From putting them on for a club party to styling them for a casual occasion, it depends solely on how you would like to put them on. To create a hot and appealing outfit combination, put on a pleated plaid mini dress with a pair of leggings and conclude the look with boots. Accentuate the look further and give it a cutesy feel with accessories, like hairbands, sling bags and some trendy bracelets. Although this look is transitional, it makes a great nighttime look, best suited for club parties or hanging out with your pals.
3. White Shirt Paired with a Plaid Shacket and Black Chinos
Styling the best outfits is not always about putting the most tricky staple pieces together but curating the best combinations with the easiest, highly accessible staple pieces. To curate one trendy but simple chic outfit, with stuff that could be easily found in your very own wardrobe. To create a great look that would be highly workable for winter and moderate chilly weather, put on a white shirt with a plaid shacket and black chinos and conclude the look with a pair of brown suede boots. If you want, you can accentuate the look further with a nice scarf that can act like fashion gear, plus a great tool to save yourself from the chilly weather.
4. Black Shirt Paired with Black Plaid Skirt and Red Leather Jacket
A black outfit is a great savior. It can save you from many fashion emergencies, and the best part about it is that it can never go wrong, no matter how little effort you put into it. Just putting on a plain black dress itself renders your whole personality with that oomph and appeal. They are edgy in the best possible way, and if we were to decide the ultimate badass color, it would doubtlessly be black. Anything in that color stands out on its own, while curating some of the trendiest outfits centered around black has to be one intimidating yet satisfying task because the results are always swoon-worthy. To curate one such stylish and hot-chic combination, put on a black shirt with a black plaid skirt and top the look with a women’s red leather jacket. While the black combination creates that perfect edgy outfit, the red leather jacket adds the perfect suited pop of color, giving a whole look that enigmatic bold appeal.
5. Black Plaid Shirt Paired with Sleek Leather Pants
While cotton pants and denim pants are cool, there is no denying the fact that their use is somewhat stagnant. Putting on the same pair of pants can get boring, which is why we truly believe you must go for a bit of reinvention and try out different things to keep changing the appeal of your style every once in a while. To curate, an edgy and stylish plaid outfit put on a pair of sleek leather pants with a black plaid shirt and create the ultimate, ultra-chic attire. Put on a pair of black boots to conclude the look. However, this look is complete without further addition of anything, you can try out different types of outerwear according to the requirement of the look and the weather. For instance, to create an edgy leather-on-leather pairing, you can put on a black or brown leather jacket. But if you want to add a pop color, and for something dorky, you can put on a colorful and cute puffer or parka jacket.
6. Black Blazer Paired with a Pair of Black Pants and White Plaid Shirt
For that edgy yet professional look that can work for the varied occasion that needs a bit of that extra attention, put on a black blazer with a pair of black pants and a white plaid shirt. For shoes, you can go for your usual work boots or make them look a little bit more edgier and go for suede or Chelsea boots. Depending on your requirements for the look and the need of the occasion, you can even accessorize the look accordingly.
7. Plaid Jumpsuit Outfit
Simpler looks are total bliss. When it comes to curating them, they are a no-brainer, while the same must be said when it comes to curating them. Because of these qualities, they make a solid place for themselves in every individual’s style. To curate some of the easiest, most authentic and stylish looks, you often need the most basic tools. The same is the case with this ultra-chic and cute look that will work and raise some eyebrows with cutesy charm and simplicity. To go with the styling of the look, put on a bright-hued plaid jumpsuit outfit. To go with the styling, put in some effort in your hair and try out a trendy hairstyle – for instance, cutesy braids or a high-knotted twisted ponytail. Wear a bright pair of ballet pumps or a cuter option such as crocs for shoes. With this bright and vibrant look that reverberates with buzz and an energetic vibe, you will be ready to rock the day with the needed positive attitude – because they are not wrong when they say your outfit says a lot about you as a person.
8. Varigated Plaid Shirt Paired with Burgundy Pants and Denim Jacket
Colors and some more colors, this year's seasonal trends are all about basking in the glory of colors, and we have sworn to take it seriously. If you are totally on board with us, go for this happy yet wholesome look with plaids that screams “bright” and “vibrant” in the most buzzing way. To go with this look, put on a variegated plaid shirt with burgundy pants and top the look with a cute and chic denim jacket. Go for a pair of black sneakers for shoes, and you are ready to rock the seasonal fashion most brilliantly. Everything about this look buzzes with rejuvenating energy, making it a great choice for the bright and colorful spring season. While the addition of the denim jacket acts as a shield too against moderate cold weather. So wouldn't it be a total win-win situation? Curate this look if you are one of those people who are really particular about everything and want to ace it with utter perfection.
9. Black Dress Paired with a Long Plaid Coat
A black dress paired with a long plaid coat makes perfect vintage suave attire. To go with the styling of the look that is utterly edgy and exudes the enigmatic vibe and sheer persona put on a black dress with a long plaid coat. While the dress renders it that hot edge, the coat is not only going to equip the look with warmth, but it adds style and luxurious charm to it too. For footwear, put on a pair of black heels. Accessories for the look with a nice sleek clutch, hoop earrings and a trendy metallic bracelet.
10. Flared Plaid Pants Paired with a White Shirt and a White Blazer
Keeping up with your day-to-day endeavors and maintaining your style can be one heck of a daunting task, one that can seep out all your energies and leave you with zero inspiration, too, sometimes. To curate one hot-chic amalgam, exuding the boss girl energy, put on a pair of flared pants with a white shirt and white blazer. For styling, go for minimal makeup. For hairstyling, either tie it up in a sleek ponytail or go for a wavy, summer-ish hairstyle. Put on stiletto heels and conclude the look. With this ultra intimidating and confident look, you are ready to slay in the utmost style.
Conclusion: plaids make one of the most trendy and stylish prints that have originated in ancient times. Dating back from 17th century Scotland to the present-day world, plaids or tartan prints, as they were first known, is widely used and loved because of their simple charm and the aura of sophistication rendered to every attire. We hope you find this plaid-specific style guide helpful and will make the most of it. To get started, read this guide, and style your outfits away.
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