I officially declare it AUTUMN. Now I may not be a lover of cold weather but Autumn tends not to be so bad. There’s something about walking around in the sunshine with your sunglasses on while wearing a cosy coat to protect you from the chill that is somewhat comforting. I’ve already spoken about some amazing Autumnal trends coming up this season in my Fashion Forecast video and gave you a little taster last week here on the blog. But today I wanted to go in to detail about one trend that seems to come around each year – PLAID. Yes, it’s been done so many times now but there’s something about plaid that we just can’t seem to get enough of! For me it’s the versatility and the constant changes patterns and style of plaid that keeps me checking in each year. Whether you go all out in a bold tartan or keep it simple in a plain check, there’s something for everyone and it’s easy to style. This season however, plaid is back in double vision! Now is the time to pair different plaids and checks together, a check clash if you will. So here is my take on the double plaid trend.
Firstly, I want to keep both of my plaids simple, that way the two together isn’t an overload. I’ve gone with my classic checked trousers – these trousers have lasted me two winters now and I still love them, a true classic. Over the top I’ve layered this houndstooth print jacket that has a blue check running through – this jacket is almost doing the double plaid trend on it’s own! I love the blue running though it to break up the patterns a bit. Underneath I’ve added a bright orange jumper to make a stark contrast between the greys and furthermore break up they checks. This also adds a pop of colour that was needed in the outfit plus orange is a great colour for this time of year – even if it is verging on neon! Lastly I’ve added chunky trainers for a sporty edge and the white adds a further contrast.
All photos by Stacey Louise White