When Plaid Things Happen to Rad People

Leandra Medine | August 16, 2011
The attempt at a play on words featured in the title made sense in my head. Look, things don’t always translate on the big screen. But let’s talk about more important things like volatility, interest rates and…plaid! Some of the biggest and best hunks in the business, like Thakoon, Rag & Bone, Isabel Marant and Opening Ceremony highlighted the exquisite lumberjack meets Scottish Wedding nature of my favorite seasonal trend. And while yes, it’s true, this isn’t the first nor will it be the last time that the print sprouts up in excess, I will say it’s been particularly pleasing and interesting this season. As it happens, plaids not just a print for your button up anymore.
Thakoon, Rag & Bone via Style.com
Take these two looks for example. Aside from some of the uncanny similarities these two collections share, i.e. tapered pant, plaid accents and kickin’ it back cobalt, where else have you seen a puffer vest equipped with requisite peplum? Or some perfectly plaid pants with thick leather lines through them? No where? Interesting. As you can see, I have nothing meaningful to say about volatility and interest rates. What I can tell you though, on an unrelated note, is that below you will find but another rendition of my favorite game: If The Internets Were My Closet. Here’s to Scotland. …What?

Not going to lie, I bought the jacket yesterday. And it ain’t a plaid story without mixing a couple versions together! Try bootcut denim, extra repeller points for aluminum style stitching. Compliment your inner alien with more silver detailing on your feet with a good pair of amazon wedges. Counter your plaids with a spotted clutch. Add a topper to shield your eyeballs. Ignore the brass and add some gold. And finally, remember of course, to bring your arm party.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14194815440194123998 CupcakesOMG!

    i'm not even mad you didn't talk about interest rates of volatility…or should i say "plaid"?


  • http://bucketsandbunches.com Chelsea

    Oh, I am so jealous you bought that jacket. It is amazing, and you better model it when you can. LOVE plaid.

  • http://www.closetcravings.com/ Closet Cravings

    I love plaid in the fall, especially a great plaid shirt or skirt. Love that Rag&Bone; hat – super cute. =)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07099192961543827474 401

    That Thakoon jacket is beautiful. The shape!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04932706705454817380 Flora

    Beautiful jacket. I wish I could wear stuff like this, but it's so darn hot in Singapore. Every time I head back to California, I try and wear every single coat in my closet to make up for lost time.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07139771729839078038 crunchie

    That jacket's brilliant. and I love the shoes! Keen on that arm party, and cheers for the whole Scotland thing. You're welcome 😉 I also like the Rag & Bone jacket…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15191989499526879770 Holly

    I must have that jacket- beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    The title is my favorite part of this post, and I'm really upset I didn't coin it.

  • http://theglitterpost.wordpress.com/ theglitterpost

    ha love the title too!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07048798293699015917 Patricia Paramo

    plaid is peeeerfect for the fall!!

    Great ideas…

    your title is great as always…


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07181089089351390664 Nina Morena

    I need some plaid in my wardrobe! Stunning jacket.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04400156530636434513 Ale.

    The plaid jacket is just fantastic!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06984280941937909620 Stylebook

    I'm in love with that jacket, it's beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05264484249542641646 Madame G

    I have a hankering for plaid at the moment as well. As I'm Scottish, I suppose 'it's in the blood'?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15208662102976765730 Meena Dhuga

    awesome outfit.


    Meena ♥

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13337877151040173328 Cs1993

    That is the must of the momment! I LOVE the jacket 😀

    C s 1 9 9 3


  • http://www.hautebomb.com Hautebomb

    Yes – finally validation for my years old Buffalo Check jacket….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05985837281255240804 Rebecca

    I love the title!!
    And I can't get enough of plaid, so reading this was such a delight!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03462444083062785101 Erin

    Dude, Log Lady chic is so in for Fall.

    The Dewey Decimals

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04585068526785840331 O*A

    Really fun AND funny.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14847029714989062215 songbird

    i think as a student plaids are pretty cool to play with or layer with sometimes


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14505841822166287614 Ms. Givens

    Love the Thakoon pants!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06319815061276264910 Hilary Nicole

    Yum! The hat with the plaid will look fabulous. Great transition into fall. The plaid look is definitely here to stay.

    XO Hilary Nicole

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15235755566305774338 Audrey (hkittygirl)

    I love plaid! I just bought several plaid shirts for my brother! 🙂

    Of course, my favorite plaid is Burberry plaid.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16724256823919163639 Not Just A Pretty Dress

    Love plaids. I would go for a cape or a coar. But they are pretty rad on by bed as well.


  • http://www.madforfashionforless.com Mad 4 Fashion

    I love plaid and I am glad to see that it will stay with us for another season. Plaid in Fall/Winter is the best trend and one of my favorites too!

  • http://anorexicescapades.com/ anorexicescapades.com

    Sad to say but I'm over plaid

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16989736075483276768 Lindsey Suggs

    I'm LOVING the Alexander Wang jeans. Loved them since they debuted on the runway and ALMOST bought them on Shopbop today…

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    amazing pieces! makes me want fall!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    I can't wait to see you dolled up in that Thakoon jacket. Plaid and lumberjack galore!

    ♥, Jamie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09853814408617902006 Clara Turbay
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08954777506993740067 guildedsecret.

    those zanotti platforms are as impressing as they are man repelling… love the punchy pattern!

    with love,

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17926676963361210046 Style Dilettante

    This is a fresh way to look at plaid – which has become a little played out…! And so clever you are in the title of this post!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    That jacket is great. Love the J. Crew blouse as well.

    Fashionable Collections

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06025950174615219356 koko // res pulchrae

    I'm surprised these Louboutin tartan metal-tip loafers didn't make it into your collage! All the comfort of a slipper yet protection enough for a construction worker!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05483543657426082735 stylemailbox

    ooo ooo i love the plaid gear, esp paired with the leopard clutch!

    come visit me!

  • http://www.yourstrulytam.com Tam

    I love the red jacket. It is gorgeous. It reminds me of a plaid red jacket that I have, but this one is much cuter, obviously.

    Yours Truly,


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10734126704777777772 angelieeee

    this post is awesome! love the combinations of these! ♥

    you can also follow me on Twitter! 🙂 @angelieeee

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01825417149457632393 Danielle Celeste Couture


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05137238505542889682 ADJ

    Oh the plaid jacket is calling me. I am in love!!!!


  • http://plaidskirtsforwomens.com plaid skirts for women

    I love plaid in the fall, especially a great plaid shirt or skirt. Love that Rag&Bone; hat – super cute. =)