• Alyssa Chen

Check Please!

Updated: May 8

Plaid is always in style when it comes autumn. The checkered pattern has an even bigger, and more creative, come-back in this fall winter. They dominate the catwalk:



Take over the social media pages of celebrities and fashion bloggers:



Not to mention that they are omnipresent now in all fast fashion shops!

Despite my being always highly interested in fashion trend, I kind of hesitate to fully embrace this brave plaid invasion. It is easy to look old-fashion in a plaid blazer if one does not have a good coordination in styling and color (also I believe a heritage checkered blazer only looks chic on a person with certain strong character!); or to resemble a lumberjack- not the sexy type- in a casual check shirt. However, again, the style mostly depends on not what you wear rather how you wear. The same piece can elevate a modern outfit with just the right amount of cozy ruggedness. If you would like to have a taste of this seasonal trend yet hesitate to invest in big pieces, here is some creativity you could apply right away with your plaid items in the wardrobe.


1. Use plaid shirt as an accessory to spice up the look: wrapping around waist is my all-time favorite. It adds sporty and cool vibe to the look. What better is that it becomes handy when the temperature drops!



2. Pair a plaid piece with something in opposite character create a fresh personality: a casual plaid shirt/dress with leather vest or leather pants looks cool, with faux fur looks bohemian sexy; a plaid wide-leg trouser with a feminine top is just cozy and chic effortlessly!



3. Layering to let the check peek out of your top or embellish your plain outfit with a tartan scarf: just a little fabulous and not too much.



4. Check on check or with other bold prints- very strong statement especially with a confident attitude.



The plaid trend will continue in the coming Spring Summer 2018. So check in yourself now!


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