Want to try the plaid trend? Hit the Op Shops....


I'm going to start out by saying that I personally don't see plaid or tartan as fashion trend because it's something that I have always enjoyed styling. In fact this post was originally published in June 2015 and it's being revived and updated because what do you know plaid is still having it's moment. If you play with current fashion trends you'll already be well aware of this fact.

The word is that plaid is hanging out with stripes and a look at Westfield's collection and trend round ups shows there is plenty of inspiration for you to interpret into a look that is uniquely you.

Trends aside, as far as I'm concerned plaid and tartan patterns are classics and they've been around FOREVER, but as fashion and trends go it's one that rolls around in many different forms through the seasons and decades.

Simple Sheer Print White Long Sleeve Tee: Retail
Plaid High Waist Shorts: Op Shopped ($1 how cheap is that to try a trend?)
Fishnets: Retail
Brown Suede Ankle Boots: Hand me downs from a friend
Beads: Op Shopped

For me there has always been tartan and plaid patterns throughout my wardrobe ever since I was a kid and on the blog I have even sported crazy yellow plaid and funkiness. However if you're someone who would like to give the "trend" a go and aren't sure about it working for you, let me give you one piece of advice.

Hit the op shops!

Scope out plaid and tartan pieces at the op shops, I swear there is never a shortage of all sorts of variations of tartan and plaid items in op shops from jackets and coats, wool skirts, suits, pants, golf shorts, ties and scarves and more


Don't be scared to check out the men's section too at your local op shops for tartan and plaid pieces they often have some wearable pieces that women can wear with some interesting styling and a play on the masculine feminine look.

The shorts pictured were purchased early Autumn of 2015 for a $1 and love them as they have a high waist.

Last year I was excited to style these further and try some sexy looks with sheer blouses and other pattern mixing and adding some stiletto heels. These all still fell like great options to keep playing with, however I'm also considering shortening these pants by a few inches and playing with some other style options. Anything is possible!!!!

Are you a plaid lover?

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My Vintage Childhood: Want to try the plaid trend? Hit the Op Shops....

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Want to try the plaid trend? Hit the Op Shops....


I'm going to start out by saying that I personally don't see plaid or tartan as fashion trend because it's something that I have always enjoyed styling. In fact this post was originally published in June 2015 and it's being revived and updated because what do you know plaid is still having it's moment. If you play with current fashion trends you'll already be well aware of this fact.

The word is that plaid is hanging out with stripes and a look at Westfield's collection and trend round ups shows there is plenty of inspiration for you to interpret into a look that is uniquely you.

Trends aside, as far as I'm concerned plaid and tartan patterns are classics and they've been around FOREVER, but as fashion and trends go it's one that rolls around in many different forms through the seasons and decades.

Simple Sheer Print White Long Sleeve Tee: Retail
Plaid High Waist Shorts: Op Shopped ($1 how cheap is that to try a trend?)
Fishnets: Retail
Brown Suede Ankle Boots: Hand me downs from a friend
Beads: Op Shopped

For me there has always been tartan and plaid patterns throughout my wardrobe ever since I was a kid and on the blog I have even sported crazy yellow plaid and funkiness. However if you're someone who would like to give the "trend" a go and aren't sure about it working for you, let me give you one piece of advice.

Hit the op shops!

Scope out plaid and tartan pieces at the op shops, I swear there is never a shortage of all sorts of variations of tartan and plaid items in op shops from jackets and coats, wool skirts, suits, pants, golf shorts, ties and scarves and more


Don't be scared to check out the men's section too at your local op shops for tartan and plaid pieces they often have some wearable pieces that women can wear with some interesting styling and a play on the masculine feminine look.

The shorts pictured were purchased early Autumn of 2015 for a $1 and love them as they have a high waist.

Last year I was excited to style these further and try some sexy looks with sheer blouses and other pattern mixing and adding some stiletto heels. These all still fell like great options to keep playing with, however I'm also considering shortening these pants by a few inches and playing with some other style options. Anything is possible!!!!

Are you a plaid lover?

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10 Comments:

At June 17, 2015 at 8:09 AM , Blogger Leisha said...

You look just beautiful as always , truly you keep getting more beautiful. Love your shorts xxx

 
At June 17, 2015 at 8:41 AM , Blogger Linda said...

Love plaid. In fact I am looking for some men's plaid shirts to make "grandpa dresses."( lots of ruffles and lace on Grandpa's shirt) If I get around to making one I will post it on my Wetcreek Blog

 
At June 17, 2015 at 9:31 AM , Blogger Heidi Ann said...

I DO love plaid!
But I'm afraid I don't wear it well.
You look great, though!

 
At June 17, 2015 at 3:59 PM , Blogger Vix said...

I'm not a huge fan of tartan, it's often used as a school uniform here but you look fab in your shorts and they're styled to perfection! xxx

 
At June 17, 2015 at 8:20 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Bless your heart Leisha such sweet words. Thank you as always for all your support and lovely comments. I love the shorts too.

 
At June 17, 2015 at 8:21 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

The grandpa dress sounds very interesting, I hope you can find some shirts to start on this project I'd love to see exactly what you're talking about. Don't forget to let me know if you make them.

 
At June 17, 2015 at 8:23 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

What about plaid in a scarf or bag?
I really think plaid can be a classic.
Thank you for your lovely comment.

 
At June 17, 2015 at 8:30 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

I can understand your issue with tartan/plaid in the 80's you'd see a lot of variation here in school uniforms with different checks and plaids, but not so much these days. I also know that people often have that opinion about plaid being too old, formal or school uniform looking to see themselves wearing it. Thank you Vix, I loved how this outfit came together and it seem to have people divided the day I wore this. I got lot of comments saying they liked it but there were a lot of weird side eye looks on the school run. Oh well, I don't care.

 
At June 18, 2015 at 7:06 AM , Blogger Curtise said...

Like Vix, tartan isn't my favourite print, but you are quite right, it's easy to find it in the charity shops, and you look amazing in those shorts! Legs a mile long, Trudie! xxx

 
At June 20, 2015 at 2:23 PM , Blogger Iliska Dreams said...

Perfect length as well! So many 'modern' shorts are well shorter than my undies. I find the best shorts are always oppy shorts

 

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