IS IT THE Outlander influence or just the coming of winter that makes us want to rekindle our love for plaid? Besides adding pizazz to a bleak outdoor palette, colorful tartans are perfect attire for cozying up to a roaring fire in a country manor. Lest you think plaid is too traditional, preppy or dowdy, remember how the late, great, Alexander McQueen reinvented the tartan of his heritage look modern, appliquéing a red, black and yellow dress with black lace and adding an underskirt of tulle. And who can forget Cher Horowitz’s yellow tartan jacket and skirt in “Clueless?”
Here, we suggest some ways to wear plaid for the bold and the not so fearless.
— Janet Kelly
MyLittleBird editor Janet Kelly most recently posted on dual-purpose lip and cheek products.