Thursday, July 16, 2009

Plaid is not just for winter nor for men, it's for summer!

I supposed if you asked me what pattern I wear the least (besides paisley) I'd probably say plaid. Now, if you asked B what his favorite pattern is you'd hear a resounding "do I wear anything but plaid??" There are plenty of feminine plaid pieces available this summer which tempt me to rethink plaid's versatility. Here are some of my favorite plaid for under $100.
The shape, pattern, and frilly bottoms are too cute and kind of remind me of middle school (in a good way).
Bandeau top $8.99 (clearance!)
via Victoria Secret
Now, you're probably thinking, "Christina-you silly, silly, girl, that's not plaid." I am going to stand my ground here...I like to call this modern plaid.
Margo Checkers Dress $58 (and by "checkers" they mean abstract plaid).
via Nasty Gal
I'm really liking the one piece dress that looks like a skirt and top connected (not sure if there's a term for it). Either way, they're really comfortable and people get confused, which is kind of fun, when they're trying to compliment it.
Potluck Picnic Dress in Chocolate $47.99 (Modcloth describes this as gingham "plaid" thank you very much)
via ModCloth
I know it's bright, but don't look away...this is an awesome top. And I want it, a lot. The decorative buttom down bib put me over the edge.
Technicolor Dream Top $54.99
via ModCloth
If you're worried about over doing it with the plaid, mix it up with another pattern. This tunic/mini dress is perfect on hot summer days.
Sheer plaid fenced garden mini dress $27.99
via Ruche
I still haven't found a fedora that fits comfortably on my big ole' head but I like the cheekiness of this plaid one.
Plaid Straw Fedora $24
via Arden B.
Forever 21 has a plethora of inexpensive plaid options in feminine, easy to wear cuts. The one plaid top I have is actually from Forever 21 and I love it. This one is a classic western cut, but with short sleeves, oh and it's pink. (Guaranteed you won't look like a boy).
Patricia Plaid Top $17.90
via Forever 21
So are you friend or foe of plaid print? How do you wear plaid?


erin said...

such great finds! love the bathing suit!

Kristen said...

I am a HUGE fan of plaid! I usually just find a cute plaid top like the one you showed from Forever 21 and pair it with jeans. But I really like that little flouncy dress you found too!

FEDERICA said...

Great finds! My fave is the Victoria's Secrets bikini, so pretty!

Michelle Marie said...

I'm just picturing how sexy that rockin fedora would look like with my swimsuit! I love to switch it up a bit and plaid in the summer (especially this summer) is a fabulous way to go.


Live a Colorful Life said...

My favorite is the technicolor dream top. Love it, love it, LOVE it!!

Anonymous said...

I don't think I own a single piece of plaid anymore! But after seeing that bikini and the last shirt I may have to go pick some up!

Oh wait wait wait! I do have one piece, it's a pink and white plaid fitted button down with little mother of pearl buttons. Cowgirl cute! I need to dig that out of my closet :]


naphtali said...

great finds!

Gabbi said...

Friend most definitely! :) I just bought myself a shirt from Target yesterday... but clearly I need a potluck picnic dress in chocolate (the name alone sells it!).

Swetha said...

I wanna have the one in 2nd pic!! its cute!


I am a fan of my little Forever21 puff-cap sleeve shirt.

And I love it as big sweeping curtains.
I'm a 'go-big-at-home' kinda girl.

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

LOVE the fedora! And the bathing suit is really cute! But again...I'm not a plaid girl!

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

cutesy! :)

ticklishfromadistance said...

The bathing suit would be adorable on one of my girls. Really cute. I wear plaid socks in the winter!

Iva Messy said...

'you silly,silly girl' LOL! I used to really REALLY not like plaid at all. But it really has been growing on me a lot and now I can even say I like it LOL. I love the Sheer plaid fenced garden mini dress-umm and hello? $27 seriously?! you always have the best things at the best prices.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That Modcloth dress is too fun! For some reason I always only associate madras with summer. It's time to work in some other patterns!

Noble Beeyotch said...

nice items!!!

inkWELL Press said...

Seriously, how cute is that bikini?

Aline said...

it's all so cute!

Claire Kiefer said...

I love it. I think plaid is adorable and especially love that cute bikini! I definitely don't think it has to be masculine, and would wear most of those little numbers in a heartbeat!

But remember those awful plaid kilt skirts with the crossover buckles that populated the mid-to-late 90's? Not so cute.


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