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Spring Trend 2009: Summer Plaid


For Spring 2009, designers such as Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood, William Rast and Michael Kors sent models down the runway sporting a familiar print that can best be described as "summer" plaid—that classic check print we know and love only in softer colors, lighter fabrics and breezier cuts. Rast took it in a grunge direction, Kors dished it up as preppy Americana, and Jacobs pushed plaid to, um, I'm not even going to try to describe it! Beyond the catwalks, I've seen some perfect plaid pieces coming from labels like Elizabeth & James, Steve Alan and Mike & Chris. And in budget land, there are chic plaid pieces aplenty, too (as you'll see in the widget below.) This might be a passing obsession, but I think I need some plaid, stat. Think you'll try it?

BB, our minds are too scarily similar sometimes b/c I almost posted my spring plaid post today but opted for the other. I happen to love it. There is a madras plaid skirt from ATL that I want to buy!
#1 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2009-05-07 06:47 (Reply)
Maybe so ... that Kors wiggle dress is utterly gorgeous. Madras has turned me off in the past, but some of these summery offerings are very tempting!
#2 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-05-07 10:04 (Reply)
BB, you are making me obsess over that plaid wrap dress from Forever21! I'm determined to find it this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes ;-)
#3 Ashley on 2009-05-07 10:42 (Reply)
The Kors colours are awesome. I'm not mad for plaid because it reminds me a lot of my Nirvana days back in 1993 (GOSH I'M OLD!) but I did just get a gingham top...that's kinda plaid? Maybe I'll wear it tomorrow...oooh, yeah!
#4 Wanderlusting (Homepage) on 2009-05-07 10:54 (Reply)
hah. read my mind, BB. i actually own the buffalo plaid wrap dress from f21, and have already rocked it in the warmer temps that are so few and far between here in chi-town!
#5 hanna (Homepage) on 2009-05-07 12:03 (Reply)
I love the Vivienne Westwood, but the Forever 21 Butterfly and Urban Outfitters are pretty cute, too!
#6 Nicole Michelle on 2009-05-07 16:30 (Reply)
I have always been a fan of plaid. I guess I can wear it now without making a faux paux.
#7 Justine Urbikas on 2009-05-07 16:54 (Reply)
Oh I love this look! Especially that F21 wrap dress.

Do you think "madras plaid" falls into this same category?
#8 Anusha (Homepage) on 2009-05-08 18:41 (Reply)
I love how Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs do plaid, it's so saucy and original! Plaid is a definite must for the near future!!
#9 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2009-05-08 19:50 (Reply)
hey i love the f21 wrap looks great...
#10 tanny (Homepage) on 2009-05-09 01:23 (Reply)
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