This is how you can style Plaid pants for upcoming trends

COVER STORY / 2019-08-21

Thinking of Plaid instantly reminds us of Christmas and cozy winter nights. But does that mean plaid makes a perfect closet item to have only during the fall or winter season? Not in 2019. This very basic staple item was seen on the SS’19 as well as fall-winter 2019 runways this year. Needless to say, this trend can be spotted on the streets and not just by the hipsters! With some interesting variations and upgrades, plaid and flannel can be easily worn to school or at work. We have put together a compilation of awesome plaid and tartan looks and styles that will make plaid the ultimate style chameleon for your closet. This 90’s grunge style is back with a bang!

Before we move on, plaid is a chequered twilled cloth, typically made of wool. However, there are cotton and polyester versions of plaid and tartan nowadays for the warmer weather. Any staple printed in checks, gingham, tartan, plaid, windowpane looks awesome and lends you a preppy appearance.Truly timeless yet trendy.

1. Layered Plaid with a Leather Jacket

Nothing says bad-ass biker chic like a leather jacket and plaid combo. Combining the comfy look of plaid with edgy black leather can make for a very trendy and fashionable choice. For the colder months that we are headed towards, wear your favourite plaid blouse without sacrificing style by layering it a leather jacket. Look like an absolute street style star when you add trendy elements like reflector sunglasses and a unique pair of boots that give this combo an A-plus in fashion.

Jessica Alba wearing a grunge leather jacket on a plaid shirt.

PRABAL GURUNG Plaid Asymmetric Lace-trim Top

IRO Lamb Leather New Han Biker Jacket

2. Plaid shirts

If you don’t own a bunch of plaid shirts in different colors and checks, your closet is missing out on an ideal topwear that can make you look seriously cool. You can wear plaid shirts all year round in a million different ways. Style your checkered button-down with denim shorts and cool sneakers for a casual look. For a more sporty-rough look, pair a nice red tartan shirt with distressed jeans and put on some studded leather bracelets. If you are into experimental fashion, pair a plaid shirt with other patterns, like leopard print or florals. A sexy black midi skirt and classy pumps are the things you need to keep a plaid shirt look dressy. Throw on an eye-catching blazer atop plaid shirt and you’re ready for your big work meeting. This list can go on and on as there are numerous ways to wear plaid tops!

STELLA JEAN High Neck Lace Trim Shirt

3. Plaid Pants

Do it like lady Beckham: match Plaid blazer and plaid pants in an office, and throw on a well-fitting blazer for more boss-babe feels. A matching blazer and pants are very trendy combo for any important day. But usual blazers and pants can be very boring and cliche. With an eye-catching red, white, with a navy plaid suit or a toned-down grey, you can turn your office into your very own runway for success in 2019.

Tartan trousers are a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe this year. You will fall in love with the dual color print that creates a hot vibrancy to the whole outfit. There are thousands of ideas on pinterest and instagram on how to wear them, starting from casual looks with some simple tees, cool sneakers and biker jackets or more dressy and formal outfits. Our favourite is: a classic button-down shirt, slim fit blazer, classic coat, neutral hue booties. You can also pair plaid pants with turtlenecks to get the lovely 70’s vibes, while to add some edgy sporty touch, pair them with hoodies or crop tops, and chunky sneakers.

4. Plaid Skirts

The ultimate fail-safe combo: A pair of black leggings and a brown plaid or red tartan skirt. This look is classic and will never go out of style. Not only is this a cute and back-to-school outfit, but it’s also very comfy and functional. Besides, the plaid flannel shirt and jeans pairing is far too common and casual. If you’re looking to look unique, we highly suggest pairing a plaid flannel with a skirt with a sweater for fall and a denim top for spring.

STELLA JEAN Gingham Pencil Midi Skirt

JONATHAN SIMKHAI Windowpane Plaid Front Slit Lace Trim Midi Skirt

PRABAL GURUNG Plaid Lace-paneled Pencil Midi Skirt