This isn’t the first time that I’ve waxed poetic about plaid shirts, and it certainly won’t be the last. I know that saying “plaid shirt” may conjure up images of lumberjacks, Nirvana, and fixie-riding hipsters, but that’s just bad PR. No longer relegated to work-shirt territory, plaid shirts can be one of the most versatile items in a woman’s closet.
I love pairing boyfriend styles as a relaxed counterpart to slim, tailored pants or even wearing wool versions as a jacket over a casual dress. Plaid shirts with more feminine detailing like belts and studded collars look at home tucked into relaxed jeans, while attention-grabbing bright plaids are the perfect way to wake up a neutral ensemble.
My collage above features nine of my current favorites, all under $39 (woo hoo!). The top row contains classic, boyfriend-fit styles (my personal favorite), the second row features shirts with girlie details, and the bottom trio are bold options that play with bright color.
How do you like to style your plaid? Will I need to do more to further convince you anti-plaid people out there? Seriously, I could do this all day. Just let me open up a fresh can of PBR.