On My Inspiration Board: Plaid

When I think of the epitome of Fall and what it stands for, I think three things:

  1. Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  2. Football
  3. Plaid

While plaid can be worn at anytime of the year, it seems most at home during the cooling months of September, October, and November.  Not only can this fabric echo the tones of nature during this season, it also evokes warmth and coziness that one begins to crave.  Sure, you can go to a pumpkin patch in any old jacket, but if that jacket happens to be made of plaid, you certainly look cuter and may just find that perfect pumpkin!

Last month, I focused on gingham, plaid’s sweeter and brighter cousin.  Amazingly similar in design, yet are in many ways, such opposites in the mood and feeling they can create on the wearer.  I myself have picked up quite a few plaid blouses for the season and must say, I do feel more autumnal.  Here is one of them:


Loft blouse

Just like gingham, plaid has gone through it’s own rise and fall.  While never truly out of style, one can find more examples of plaid in the early 1800’s, midcentury, and again during the 1930’s and 40’s.  I would even say that we are in the middle of a rise in popularity right now based on the items available in stores.

Here are a few of my favorite examples of plaid gowns:

Plaid Inspiration Board

Match the season around you, and don some plaid!


To see more examples, feel free to visit my Plaid Gown Pinterest Page.

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