Mad for plaid

Fashion might be suggesting an austere season of minimalism in neutral greys and camel, but, as much as love a bit of pared-down elegance, when the leaves start falling I always seem to reach for the plaids.

Plaids have a sense of tradition and the warming comforts of nostalgia.  They can be startling and bold, or subtle and muted.  And they can provide a lively counterpoint to those severe neutrals in an outfit fit to brave those chilly winds.

You can find all the vintage plaid pieces below at TinTrunk right now.  (Serving suggestions added, but by no means obligatory – have fun with them!)

1980s olive green plaid jumpsuit

Vintage 80s olive green plaid cotton jumpsuit.

I’m seeing this jumpsuit warmed up with a shearling bomber jacket and tucked into some chunky ankle boots (flats or heels would work equally well).

1980s Jaeger green plaid pleated skirt

Vintage 80s Jaeger green plaid pleated skirt in pure new wool.

This pleated wool plaid skirt would look fabulous with a cape or a tailored jacket, and maybe a prim roll-neck (for UK readers a polo neck) sweater – preferably cashmere!

1960s-70s black and white plaid knit poncho

Vintage late 60s-early 70s black and white plaid knit poncho.

Throw this poncho over just about anything!  Its wonderfully versatile, and fits all sizes.

1980s red and black plaid long culottes

Vintage 80s red and black plaid pleated culottes.

These dramatic, 3/4-length culottes look fabulous with knee-high boots.  You could play on their cossack style with a wide sleeved jacket.

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2 Responses

  1. I love checks! Great choices Sarah. I’m looking forward to winter now. 🙂

  2. Thanks Louise! I always prefer my winter wardrobe, bring it on!

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