Get inspired: Checks/Plaid

Welcome back!

Summer is here and we’re enjoying it. We’re living in light, flowy dresses, shorts, weightless jumpsuits and silky camisoles. At least I do (if you want to know what are my 5 summer essentials, you can see it here). I know that nobody wants to be reminded that holidays won’t last forever. But really, they won’t.

To make this statement seem a bit more optimistic, I can reassure you that upcoming autumn can also be very exciting and pleasurable. I cherish the beginning of new semester, new challenges, new friends, starting from point zero. It’s also time when the most important – September issue of magazines comes out, which is always awaited by many. I have to say tough, I hate fall’s weather. Rain, mud, darkness make me feel tired, sleepy and overall exhausted.

I’ll try to get some positivity into you, by showing one of the Autumn 2018 biggest trends, which is plaid. I can’t say that it is revolutionary to put on a tartan trench coat during fall, but right now this pattern got a bit of a make-over and became much more modern, fun and functional.

Plaid was present in clothing for decades. Red checked trousers were a staple in punk’s closet, Kurt Cobain wouldn’t be himself without his flannel shirt, grunge or preppy style probably wouldn’t exist at all. It just goes to show how versatile this pattern is, how it can be worn in countless ways.

There are also many different types of plaid: from classy houndstooth, summery gingham to contemporary window pane check. If you’re interested in how all those variations look, there will be a chart with all of them as the very last photo in this post.

Since the weather is still really hot, it’s worth pointing out that checks can be a great pattern to choose even now. If you enjoy retro vibes, two-pieces in white and pink/yellow ¬†might be perfect, fun pick. Also going for most basic tank top with tartan skirt or shorts will be a foolproof way to achieve effortless but certainly not boring look.

Checks are going to be this fall/winter seasons must-haves. This pattern could be observed on almost all major catwalks during fashion week. Every designer approached it from a different perspective, usually from the unusual one. Erdem went for a dark, mysterious, slightly dramatic aesthetic, matching heavy double-buttoned jackets with long skirts and sheer hosiery. Versace’s collection was straight up from Clueless’ wardrobe. Purple and yellow, belt bags and mixing different checks is really 90s-approved. Saint Laurent proved that glen check can be a part of sexy night-out stylization. Michel Kors showed us a grunge option, Fendi had some head-to-toe plaid outfits, while Emporio Armani created chic, modern, polished pieces.

So, to sum it up: plaid in every shape or form is in this upcoming season. You can experiment with it, mix with other patterns, layer, pick bold colors. If you’ll get rid of the idea that tartan is a boring, old-fashioned fabric, than you might find a new favourite fall/winter fashion staple.

Here’s a gallery with the best looks from runways and street that include checked clothing.

Enjoy!

Martyna

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Erdem
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Versace
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Versace
Versace Fall Ready-to-Wear
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Versace
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Versace
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Versace
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MIchael Kors
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Michael Kors
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Michael Kors
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Fendi
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Fendi
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Zimmermann
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Zimmermann
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Emporio Armani
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Emporio Armani
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Saint Laurent
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Saint Laurent
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Erika Cavallini

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