It’s no secret that I love plaid. I’ve shared a number of my favorite tartan outfits here on The Style Confessions, but the one item that continues to eluded me is the perfect plaid skirt. I need something that’s lightweight because the weather in Los Angeles is not conducive to heavy, warm, wool fabrics and of course I would prefer that the skirt is affordable, maybe even second-hand. I will continue my retail search, but in the meantime I drew a simple pencil skirt that, in my book, would be just perfect. Of course I will continue to look for images of plaid skirts and add them to my on-line Plaid Passion Pinterest board. Should I ever complete my quest I’ll have lots of inspiration. Here are a few more ideas on how to wear a plaid skirt from my favorite fashion bloggers.
- I love how Fashion Tales has combined her red tartan kilt with a black sweater, furry scarf, grey tights and dark red shoes.
- Mis Papelicos combines plaid with plaid in this fun take on a traditional look.
- Clearly I really like the look of plaid worn with more plaid. Here’s another version.
- Try wearing a plaid skirt with a white blouse and a lot of studded black leather. Glasses and long, wavy hair keep the look more preppy than punk.
- I adore this ruffled, rushed, large scale plaid skirt worn last year by The Glamourai. She wears it with a simple white t-shirt and spiky heeled ankle straps.
- Tartan skirt worn with a denim shirt? Yes!
- The Sartorialist spotted a cool, deconstructed plaid skirt on the street in New York.
- Red plaid skirt, Short khaki coat, black gloves. Intellectually it shouldn’t work, but visually it does. Weird.
- In case you get frustrated by the lack of plaid skirts at retail, you can always tie a shirt around your waist like this.
- Plaid was hot back in the 80′s and early 90′s. You can recreate that punk rock vibe too.
Do you like plaid skirts? Do you have one? Whats it like and how do you wear it?
P.S. In case you’re wondering about the sketch, I design dolls for a living. I graduated from Parsons with a bachelor degree in fashion design and started working as a designer at Mattel not long after. So if my drawing looks like a Barbie doll now you know why! One of my goals for the new year is to improve my computer drawing skills. I drew the sketch by hand and then colored and finished it in Adobe Photoshop.