There’s no question that plaid is the pattern of fall. If you haven’t yet incorporated any into your closet, it’s not too late. Here are just a few ways you can mix plaid in with your everyday style, without veering too far into the lumberjack look:
Plaid comes in a wide variety of colors, which opens up your outfit possibilities. If you’re wearing plaid with blue in it, add a blue accessory like a jacket or a hat. If it has red, same principle. Whatever color your plaid has a touch of, bring it out with the rest of your outfit.
Button it Down
Take an ordinary plaid button up and give it a new dimension by leaving the buttons undone and adding a plain white tee underneath. The clean look of a white t-shirt classes up an otherwise casual look.
Dress It Up with Blue or Black Jeans
If you’re worried about overdoing the flannel and denim look, change it up by wearing navy blue or black trousers. They’re dressy and can pair well with a multitude of color schemes.
Just a Peek Will Do
Plaid doesn’t have to dominate an outfit to work. It can be layered underneath a plain, neutral colored sweater, with just the collar and sleeves showing. Besides looking excellently styled, you’ll also stay warm!
Wondering how to add plaid to your formal wear? Don’t worry - if you’re a suit kind of guy, you can still incorporate plaid! A navy blue suit paired with white and blue plaid? Match made in heaven. Black suit with red plaid tie? Top notch. There’s a plaid pair for every suit, so find the one that fits you.
There’s no end to how you can style plaid, and as long as you follow these guidelines, you’ll always look on point.