I had been kicking around the idea of centering a Tuesday Trends feature around plaids since the holidays. I thought to myself, "No, no. This is all in your head. Everyone loves plaids for the holidays and then they simply drop off the radar". Plaid has proven me wrong, hanging on well into the warmer weather and making it onto the Fall 2008 runway collections. Below, I profile a pattern that is both preppy and punky.
We'll start off with my favourite look of the Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear season - an outfit from Dolce & Gabbana's collection. I love that they mixed in an Aladdin Sane shirt. Next, a bright look from The Sartorialist, buffalo plaid scarf from Urban Outfitters, custom plate from Freddy & Ma, frock by House of Holland, a raspberry rose truffle from Compartes [via Brides], a look from MARC by Marc Jacobs Bergdorf Goodman, address labels from Stacy Claire Boyd, a simple flat card by Prentiss Douthit and a preppy note card by Boatman Geller.