Shop the Trend: Finding the Perfect Plaid
Plaid prints are everywhere for Fall 2011. The trend is so big that it’s easy to find ways to wear it that are ideal for your unique figure and style. These cropped tartan trousers give the above look a touch of punk. The red color of the plaid and the placement of zippers on the hips means these draw attention to your lower half – which is especially useful if you have a boyish or top-heavy figure.
If punk influences aren’t your cup of tea you can also go preppy with plaids. A mini skirt in plaid is another way to draw the eye to the lower half. It evokes a school girl style, that can be made more sophisticated if worn with full tights and a pair of chic flats or low-heeled pumps. Try a mini like this with a solid top, especially if you are a V shape or Apple bodytype. If you have an hourglass, or otherwise more balance figure you can experiment with mixing in some stripes on top.
Plaid is perfect for outwear, especially if you like the outdoorsy look. This duffle coat works well for those with narrow shoulders because of it’s vivid check print and emphasized shoulders. It’s a great way to add some interest to those basic sweaters and jeans that get us through the fall and winter seasons.
Wearing plaid on tap and solids on bottom is ideal for pear shapes and anyone hoping to bring attention to the upper half of the body. This puff sleeve blouse uses both the fun print and high volume shoulders to exaggerate the look of your topside. Skirts that fall straight from the hips and straight-leg pants are ideal for pear or A frame body types or anyone who would like to streamline their bottom half.