Embrace the tartan plaid trend for 2015.
Plaid is back in. But did it ever really go out of style? Growing up, I associated plaid and tartan plaid as outdated, homely, and the purview of farmers, grandparents, and what I considered to be unfashionable people. As I got older, I came to understand that plaid is not an outdated, but instead is considered to be quite a classic pattern in fashion and decor. Breaking it down, plaid simply never goes out of style. It’s pretty much the “little black dress” of the fabric pattern world.
That said, plaid is hot once again this fall. It made a big splash on the Autumn 2015 fashion runways and it’s popping up in a lot of home decor showrooms.
Mini Lesson About Plaid and Tartan Plaid
Plaid and tartan plaid–they are not the same thing. Simply put, all tartans are plaids, but not all plaids are tartans. Plaid is a more general category of fabric woven from crossed horizontal and vertical threads in two or more colors. Tartan plaids consist of plaid patterns of a specific type. Here in the U.S., many use the terms interchangeably, but in the U.K., tartan plaid refers to a specific type of plaid.
Now onto brass tacks; how to wear plaid and use it in your home. Here are some of our favorite plaid finds for you and your home for this season.
Plaid and Tartan Plaid Fall Finds for You and Your Space
While this fashion-led tartan plaid style wallpaper in soft charcoal and white is tres chic, it may be too much for many rooms. It work better for an accent wall.
We love a long wool coat in the autumn and this vintage-inspired coat with oversize lapels and large pockets is pretty much on trend for style and warmth!
Not sure how you feel about it, but we think this classic wingback chair in a mod plaid in black and white works so well with that plaid wallpaper! It’s designed by the Brooklyn-based designer, Aelfie Oudghiri, who was inspired by New York’s city streets.
If you want to rock the plaid look, try this retro-inspired fit & flare dress. Pair it with flats and a cute sweater for a sweet vintage-inspired look this fall.
Go plaid, without quite literally going plaid with this retro-esque drinkware set just perfect for your bar.
Add some color and pattern with this colorful plaid scarf. Choose between two different colorways to coordinate with your fall jacket.
Give a nod to taxidermy mounts, but in a way more tasteful and humane way with this wall art by David Bromstad. No animals were harmed in the making!
Finally, don’t forget the must have plaid shirt! Pair with jeans and boots for the easiest on trend fall look ever.
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