Sunday, August 31, 2008
I Heart Plaid
All images in this post are from the Fall 2008 Dolce and Gabbana Ready to Wear Collection
Note to Plaid:
I am on the brink of being ecstatic that you are one of the stand out trends for the upcoming Fall and Winter seasons. I have been trying to bring you back for a few seasons now, and I am so glad that now there are going to be so many chic and new ways to wear you. You made an appearance in many of the 2008 designer runway collections, and I was grinning from ear to ear each time you hit the runway. Welcome back my dear friend!
Note to Readers:
Some people are a little bit skeptical about wearing plaid, for fear of looking like a lumberjack or someone who never left the 90s grunge-flannel wearing stage. This Fall will be the perfect time to start reintroducing plaid into your wardrobe. Plaid prints can be busy and colorful, so make sure the rest of your outfit is solid colors and basic silhouettes. On the runways they paired different plaid prints and it looked amazing, but in real life it would be too much in one outfit. Also to avoid looking grungy or like a lumberjack, pick plaid garments with chic tailoring, more fitted and feminine silhouettes, and make sure the fit is not too loose. You don't want to get lost in a sea of plaid! Printed tights are going to be a big trend in the upcoming seasons, and I am obsessed with plaid tights. Again, with a plaid make sure you have one article of the plaid and the rest of your outfit is more subdued. Have fun with the plaid, and feel free to email me with any questions and concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the ultra-feminine silhouette complete with ruffles.
I love the tights, love the dress, and on the runway this outfit looks uber-cool. In real life it would have to be edited down a bit, but each of the pieces would combine with solids to make an amazing outfit. Except for the head scarf; I am not ready to hop on that train yet.