Some say Plaid.
Yet others say Tartan.
However you call, that criss-cross pattern of horizontal with vertical bands in various palettes (red being most popular, regardless of season) is instantly recognisable by one and all. And I couldn’t be more delighted that The Fab 40s is showcasing its unique spin on plaid for this month’s edition.
I shan’t be writing much today.
Every now and again, a sabbatical is required. To recharge. Reboot. Re-energise. And that too is true where my brain is concerned because, as of Christmas Eve, it has been officially on hiatus. I kid you not.
So for today, please enjoy some truly pleasing eye candy from The Fab 40s and our guest, all in the name of plaid (or tartan, whichever floats your boat). And let me know which is your fave out of the eight. I know, it’s a toughie.
Plaid Capelet & Bowie Top (thrifted) | Leather Culottes (Forever21) | Spiked Suede Booties (Make Me Chic) | Detective Trench Bag (Gaultier) | Sunnies & Jewellery (Poshmark)
PRESENTING THE FAB 40S IN PLAID
Ann, Kremb de la Kremb
How adorable does Ann look in all plaid? Trust her to be in this print from head to toe and pull it off with much success. I’m always in awe of how she takes a (seemingly) novelty theme, and then turns it around into something completely fresh.
Diane, Fashion On The Fourth Floor
This is my personal fave of the plaid lot. I mean, an entire suit fabricated in tartan??? And those poet cuffs. And metallic silver loafers. Good golly, Ms
Molly Diane. You are my idol. I mean, I’ve already been fan-girling over your outfits in the past but this takes the cake.
Jennie, A Pocketful Of Polka Dots
Is anyone else envious of how Jennie is totally wearing Christmas colours and yet she doesn’t appear in the least bit gimmicky? That she looks amazing in red and green with plaid and animal print all thrown into the mix? Positively divine.
Mary, Curly Byrdie Chirps
Mary looks picture perfect in this red upon red upon red ensemble. So many pretty details to drool over such as the teeny ruching in the middle of her sleeve, creating a subtle voluminous effect. The buttery smoothness of her suede MJs. The obi belt. Drool.
Sam, Fake Fabulous
So I love that clutch. Like seriously
love lust. And how that stunning obi belt is adding such a textural interest to the waistline. Plus the glint on her fuchsia peep toes are beckoning to me like a siren song. I’ve seriously never seen Sam wear anything I haven’t coveted.
Veronica, CID Style File
I would personally wear what Veronica’s wearing any time, any day of the year. It’s such a cool, laidback look that speaks volumes of “I woke up like this” chic. And the print of that scarf takes everything up a notch or three. Beautiful pattern play here.
Please join me in welcoming Alison of Get Your Pretty On, our guest blogger for December. Whilst her blog and style viewpoint are fairly new to me, I’ve no doubt I will be a new fan. Understated though her aesthetics may be, I love that Alison gathers little details to add whimsy and fun to her outfit. That leopard clutch, for instance, and the fuzzy fringe of that fabulous statement neckpiece. She looks precisely like how I’d imagine an off-duty model would. Poised, effortless, polished. Thank you for being a part of The Fab 40s this month, Alison!!
And then, there’s me. With my capelet and yes, culottes (I know, right, but at least they’re leather), and Bowie shirt (one needs Mr Stardust for some razzle dazzle), and spiked booties which have not made an appearance in a very long time (must rectify that). Oh and my Detective Trench bag because, well, just because it’s red. And I like it.
How do you wear plaid?
Do you feel it’s something seasonal?
Or an all year long staple piece?
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