Fall is officially here, which means it’s about time to break out that fall plaid. It may not be quite warm enough for flannel in Texas yet, but it’s at least time to move that to the front of the closet.
My favorite fall plaids this year are red, running the gamut from a spicy sriracha to a mulled burgundy. Most plaid patterns contrast this with a navy, which pops against the red, or a black, which brings a touch of sophistication to the lumberjack tones. Bottom it off this year with warm caramel camel boots and a matching tote.
When shopping for plaid, look for little details that make it stand out. Sure, you need a staple plaid button down. But maybe the button and cuff fabric are set at a perpendicular angle to the body, or a contrasting fabric lines the cuffs and collar. Plaid doesn’t have to be so square. I also love the way fabrics look this season when they’re used to create an unexpected shape. When you’re feeling a little gutsy, go for a billowy bow collar or frilled front.
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” – Scottish proverb
Really though, wear whatever plaid you want and try not to think about it to much. Here are a few of my picks of the season: