Runway Report: Plaid is Trending

October 07, 2019

Redhead Erin of She's Red Haute posing and wearing Ann Taylor's Fall 2019 Fall Plaid Collection in a park

Plaid is the Fashion Week’s newest, yet most revisited prints on the runway. This motif exudes a feeling of comfort, usually crafted in warm fabrics which are perfect for Fall. Thankfully, there are now far more edgy ways to wear plaid than resorting to the classic flannel shirt and jeans. Here are a few on-trend ways integrate this pattern into your wardrobe:

Runway models side by side wearing plaid.

GET THE INSPO: This motif can be incorporated in many different ways to compliment your unique style. You can pair a dress with a similarly patterned coat, wear a two piece which teams together, or sport a fashionable midi with a laid back tee. These inspirational styles have been spotted at shows such as Max Mara (left), Maryling (center), and Trussardi (right).

Redhead, She's red haute in a park in the fall wearing plaid

DETERMINE THE COLORS: When searching for a plaid outfit keep your hues in mind. Both neutrals and monochromatic tones are currently being spotted at on the runway, so the options are endless. Luckily, redheads can easily choose the classic Autumnal neutrals, as they match perfectly with our copper locks. I recommend finding plaids with 3 complimentary colors, to create intrigue without the print being too busy for the eye. This look by Ann Taylor, coordinates cinnamon tones, with black and white.

Redhead, She's red haute in a park in the fall wearing Ann Taylor plaid

DOUBLE UP THE PRINT: To really make a statement, pair the print with its twin coat or blazer. The designers at Ann Taylor have created a range of complimentary pieces in their new limited edition Modern Plaid Collection! I paired their retro-inspired Mock Neck Shift Dress with their beautiful Modern Plaid Trench, to create a dramatic look suitable for any stylish city. If you can’t find patterns that match, I suggest combining smaller and larger plaid pieces together.

Nasty Gal cognac bag with plaid jacket

ACCESSORIZE LIKE A PRO: Let the print do the talking and accessorize with solid colored pieces. My recommendation is to choose a color within the lattice, like how this cognac handbag from Nasty Gal brings out the hazel hue. Additionally, this black ASOS Design knot headband plays-up the retro vibe and keeps the focal point on the print, as seen below.

Redhead in the park in the fall wearing plaid and sunglasses

The most important aspect of pairing plaids is to make sure it makes you feel confident! This classic design truly makes a statement and will highlight the powerful woman you are!

GET THE LOOK: Modern Plaid Shift Dress, Modern Plaid Coat, Nasty Gal WANT a Day in the Life Bag, ASOS Design Knot Headband