From our friends at thefind.com:
Bold, bright patterns have been having a serious style moment in the past year or so – some of which we had never even seen before this whole print craze hit the fashion jackpot – and they’ve been serving as a fun, vibrant way to spice up all those monochromatic, cozy basics we collected from last fall and winter. From newly rejuvenated prints like southwest-inspired patterns and tapestry to timeless trends like plaid, paisley, and polka dots, it’s fun to see our favorite seasonal staples steer away from solids and get the printed treatment. As a pattern, tartan/plaid has the power to conjure up a variety of style scenarios and fashion fads, from Scottish kilts to glam rock and of course, private school uniforms, and we’re calling inspiration from the latter to add a fun preppy vibe to our fall look. A nice tailored plaid blazer looks sophisticated without verging on boring, adding a dash of Gossip Girl-esque charm to any work ensemble or casual outfit. Pair with a silky blouse, skinny slacks and sensible pumps for 9-5, then switch to coated jeans, a muscle tank, and chunky moto booties to complete the perfect edgy (yet still perfectly put-together) after-hours ensemble.
– Alexandra Gambardella