Fall Fashion: Plaid Is Back... Again!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Juicy Couture Tasseled Plaid Scarf
Juicy Couture Plaid Scarf

Available at: juicycouture.com

Plaid is back in the game for fall and, with endless options and a variety of ways to wear this trend, it’s no wonder it’s back! Whether you wear it like Cher did in Clueless or like a Classic Ralph Lauren model, you can’t go wrong. Either way, I recommend you put your own spin on it. When wearing a plaid skirt don’t be afraid to pair it with some thick black leggings and a flirty ruffle shirt. I wouldn’t recommend going crazy in the jewelry department when wearing plaid-- I’d stick to the sophisticated side of it. But, if you have an edgy fashion sense, play it up with some layered bracelets or a bright bold ring.

My ultimate favorite thing about plaid is that you don’t have to be enrolled in school to be wearing it-- it’s suitable at any age! If you feel like wearing plaid is too uniform for you, try taking the baby steps with a plaid scarf or plaid shoes. With plaid accessories you can re-wear them year after year, because there’s proof that plaid works. There’s a reason school systems have adopted it for so many years.

L.A.M.B. Ruffle Plaid Belted Trench Coat
L.A.M.B. Ruffle Plaid Trench

Available at: nordstrom.com

Easing into plaid with baby steps, I have the perfect accessory: a scarf! I have always worn plaid scarves, and I find them to be an adorable accent. It’s just enough to keep up with the trend, without feeling like a school girl. I usually go for the Burberry scarves, but I love this Juicy Couture Tasseled Plaid Scarf for $78! It’s affordable, and looks fun loving with the tassels. The black knotted tassels complement the cozy gray multi-colored plaid scarf. Coverage and warmth with lots of spunk-- love it!

Gearing towards the more serious sassy crowd, I’ve got just the item for you! Gwen Stefani is getting better with time, and especially with this L.A.M.B. Ruffle Plaid Belted Trench Coat. I love how it’s perfect for fall, it implements femininity with the added ruffles combined with the plaid, and the belt creates a cinch. But, hey, remember to personalize it with your own thick patent leather belt, and rock it sista!

For the middle road gals, I’ve got a cute no-pressure tunic that touches the spot just right. I liked it so much, I bought it! I like this purple plaid ECI Rosette Scoopneck Tunic because it’s very easy to dress up or down. You can wear it with leggings and ballerina flats or dress it up with some chunky patent leather pumps. The scoop neckline with the rosette trim, and triple-tiered hem with the solid black trim gives it some depth and lotsa style. Whether you do it up for an evening out with the girls, or dress it down with jeans for a movie night, you won’t go unnoticed by your local fashionistas.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.