Happy Monday ladies. I’ve been thinking about plaid lately. I know, earth shattering 🙂 We had a small taste of cooler weather last weekend and it’s gotten me in the mood for coziness, soft fabrics, and settling in with good books and warm tea. I was able to turn off the air conditioner and throw open the windows for several hours which is such a treat after being cooped up in the heat.
I came across this red plaid cape last week and it just hollered fall!
I got my first plaid item several years ago when Talbots sent me a gorgeous scarf as a thank you for working with them. I wasn’t sure I would wear it (I am a bit of a pattern phobe) but as soon as I added it to my jeans outfit, I saw how perfect it was for the season.
I’ve since added a plaid shirt, some plaid pants, and several more plaid scarves. I even had my eye on a pair of plaid shoes last winter but they ended up too stiff to be comfortable.
Plaid has a sporty vibe that I am just growing into. It’s a casual, traditional fall staple that’s classic and easy to incorporate into both your wardrobe and your home decor. I have fond memories of soft flannel plaid pajama’s when I was a kid and wonder if things like that still exist, and for adults.
This cape has a cozy ribbed collar that looks great spread open or zips up and turns over like a large turtleneck.
Rather than taupe shoes to blend with my pants and elongate the look of my legs, I decided to bookend the black collar with my black velvet Birdies. I’ve gotten so much wear out of these, I finally broke down and ordered them in leopard print.
I’m seeing more and more home decor in plaid these days which I assume is because people getting ready for the holidays.
I like and wear very few patterns. I realize that the ones I do enjoy are all symmetrical. They’re neat and orderly. Stripes, polka dots, checks, and now plaid, appeals to my sense of order and tidiness.
Are you a fan of plaid? What type of prints are you attracted too?