Ever since I was about four years old, I loved wearing plaid skirts. At that time in my life, I had a plaid skirt in every colour, except at that time I referred to them as kilts which are actually a knee-length garment traditionally worn by Scottish men. I had plaid skirts in every colour from forest green to deep navy to rich red and would often wear them with a matching turtleneck to school. All these years later, not much has changed. I still love to wear a cute, little, printed skirt with a turtleneck, although I don't have them in as many colours as I used to and I do not own a plaid skirt. However, after looking at the plaid in Saint Laurent's and Moschino's Fall 2013 collection and the influx of plaid shirts, skirts and scarves in stores everywhere, I suddenly felt nostalgic with a desire to add an element of my former style uniform to my current wardrobe.
These days the classic plaid skirt, is often worn in a myriad of ways. For a cozy chic look for fall, the plaid skirt looks especially well with a cream chunky cowl neck sweater. For a look that is more refined, pair the skirt with the aforementioned turtleneck and tall leather boots. If you plan on wearing your plaid skirt for a day of running around, combine it with an ever-so-trendy utility jacket for a relaxed look. Whenever you want to wear an outfit that is a little fun, take some inspiration from Cher and Dionne and combine your plaid skirt with a collared shirt and/or a boyfriend blazer. Make sure to wear edgy accessories with the Clueless-inspired look to avoid looking like a schoolgirl. Although the plaid skirt is something that can be worn by women of all ages, before you leave the house take a quick glance in the mirror to ensure that your plaid skirt outfit is age appropriate.
With a plaid skirt on the brain, specifically a red one, I decided to do a little research to where to find one that was both affordable and fashionable. After browsing the websites of a few fast fashion stores, I settled on a red plaid skirt from Forever 21 that is formerly called the "Darling Plaid Skater Skirt". With its bias-cut and fitted black waist, I knew it was the skirt for me. I immediately started to imagine all the ways that I wanted to style it. Now instead of venturing out to the mall, I decided to purchase this skirt online. After a week of battling a flu, buying something from the comfort of my couch seemed ideal. Much to my delight as a Forever 21 email subscriber, I was able to use a coupon code that allowed me to save 21% off the full price of the skirt! Lucky me!
Behold! The red plaid skirt that I am mad and cannot wait to wear.
I am patiently waiting for my red plaid skirt to arrive but until then I will admire the stylish plaid skirt looks below:
What do you think of plaid skirts? Do you plan on adding one to your fall wardrobe? Have you ever shopped online? If so, what are some of your online shopping tips?
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