12.08.2008

the perfect plaid

Yesterday when I went to get my morning latte I saw a very stylish girl walk in the store and wished I had decided to put on something other than my "go to" coffee run outfit (typically consists of yoga pants and Uggs.) The funny thing is that she was wearing a plaid shirt-something I haven't thought about as stylish since I used to go to the barn in them in 8th grade. Then last night I was perusing The Sartorlialist and saw another lovely plaid shirt:

Ever since, I have been scouring my favorite online stores for the perfect plaid shirt and thought this one from Phillip Lim was darn close:

What are your thoughts on plaid? Perfect for a stylish evening of apres ski activities or should it stay in the pile of barn clothes? If you do love it, do you have any to suggest?

7 comments:

Tina said...

plaids are back & I LOVE them! i think it's def one of the easier trend to carry off this season (compared with lace say), Topshop is crazy about them too, just search plaid on www.topshop.com!

i love your find! my fav ones usually have more navy in them & less bright red.

Emorie said...

I have been going through the exact same process...is plaid cute or cheesy? I decided it was cute and put "the Buckaroo Blouse" from Anthropologie on my Christmas list this year!

Blair said...

Thank you to both of you for your suggestions! Tina, totally agree about the lace! Emorie, so glad you added it to your list and that I am not alone here.

Callie Grayson said...

i adore plaid!
i just bought a plaid coat, in chartruesse and blue. I love the coat but wearing it, is strange.... people stare at me. I have green eyes and chartruesse makes my eyes glow a chartruesse colour strange.) but i love plaid, next on my list the shirt you have posted

chelsea said...

Yay! I love plaid. But you are right it has to be done just so.

Courtney said...

I love plaid... I did a few posts on it closer to when I started blogging, but I didn't get any comments- I wasn't sure whether people thought plaid was a terrible idea, if it was just because no one was really reading then, or really some combo of the two! :)

I fell for a plaid shirt last Christmas from J.Crew, and I've been obsessing ever since. I think I fall most hard for red and navy plaids, but I don't discriminate.

Katja said...

I love that plaids are back! I don't have any shirts like that yet (oh I had many when I was in middle school! :) but plan to buy some. I really like the look!