Part preppy, part hipster, plaid seems to be just about everywhere these days — including kids' clothes. From classic tartan dresses to traditional wool trousers, we've rounded up some of the best plaid styles for kids.
To fete our plaid-lovin' mood, we've compiled the most subtle and not-so-subtle ways to rock (and gift) a plaid pattern to perfection. Prep out your holiday presents with a hint of patchwork in the cuff of a cashmere sweater; in a cute, zipper-lined pouch; or on a bold saffron-yellow cape. We have a hunch you won't grow tired of this playful checkered-and-lined trend, especially once you've peeped our plaid picks. So go ahead, jump right into the festivities and shop your favorites!
>> Intarsia sweaters, fur-trimmed booties, and a dash of plaid — cozy up to the cold with these Nordic-inspired pieces. This season is all about texture, so don't be afraid to mix it up and pile it on. From Rag & Bone's tactile tartans (left) to APC's Fair Isle knits, Winter dressing never looked so chic.
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Plaid is clearly having a moment this Fall with looks seen on the runway from designers like Adam Lippes, seen below, Thakoon, Rag & Bone, and LAMB. This pattern has old-school nostalgia written all over it with the latest silhouettes ranging from '50s-inspired pencil skirts to '90s-like blazers. What's your flavor? Check out our styling tips below on how to wear the plaid trend, and then shop our budget-friendly picks priced all under $150.
- Take cue from Adam's Fall runway and pair a plaid pencil skirt with a lace blouse for a ladylike, office-appropriate ensemble.
- We love the idea of wearing a plaid blazer with a button-up top and skinny jeans; chic and casual.
- If you want to add a little grunge to your look, style a plaid shirt or poncho with leather leggings and moto boots.
As far as prints go, madras has earned its stripes as a preppier staple. It makes us think of New England Summers and looks fresh and seasonal on our button-downs, bikinis, and even sneakers. Madras also has the benefit of being one of the more breezy fabrics that looks just right when it's been appropriately rumpled, and let's just say August is our month to be appropriately rumpled. Click through to shop our madras picks, many of which are on sale.
Plaid may be known for being a Fall staple, but it can work just as well for Spring. Put away your thick flannels — look for lightweight checkered pieces in a bright color combo, or pair your plaids with fresh white denim to make them Spring-ready. If you can only take plaid in small doses, try a chic pair of slip-on sneakers, or a straw fedora with a fun plaid ribbon. Click the items below to shop now.
Happy National Tartan Day! Today more than 11 million Americans with Scottish and Scotch-Irish roots celebrate their heritage with events happening all over the country. One foolproof way to join in on the festivity is to pile on the plaid. Of course, a kilt is a festive route, but there's plenty of tartan home decor to get your hands on too!
One of my favorites is the Graham and Brown Audrey Wallpaper ($85) designed by Marcel Wanders. If you're looking for less of a commitment, the Tartan Plaid Napkin Rings ($12) would be a traditional touch for a Scottish party or the Ralph Lauren Wool Tartan Throw ($180) is a cozy item you can use when you're taking it easy.
Do you have any tartan in your home already? Are you celebrating by wearing plaid today?
Some grunge can go wrong, and some grunge can go so right. Can you guess which one Fab reader devorelebeaumonstre pulled off? You got it — grunge gone right! Her disheveled-chic ensemble is right on the mark; the cutoff shorts, plaid shirt, beanie, cross necklace, and lace-up booties mesh extremely well together, don't they? The next time you're considering going grunge, look to this as inspiration.
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While flipping through Skona Hem, I had to stop and take a much closer look at this glamorous bathroom. The entire space is absolutely spectacular, but my favorite element has to be the mod, plaid, golden-hued dresser against the wall. While you could spend thousands commissioning a custom piece similar to this one, you could also re-create the look with a simple DIY. Hear how to do it when you read more
Part of why we love plaid this time of year is its traditional, cozy-up-by-the-fire, country cabin feel. And there's nothing wrong with bringing out the classic pattern for sentimental reasons. But by choosing the right pieces — luxurious, modern, or eclectic — and finding a fresh way to incorporate them into your home, you keep a plaid-dressed room from transforming into an outdated Christmas catalog scene. For example, I'm all about the way plaid plays with other patterns in this Manhattan apartment — all it took was a couple well-placed throw pillows. To add similar pops of plaid, see some of my picks below.