When I was a little girl, living in rural New Hampshire, my dad and the men around me always had a jacket in red and black plaid. Quilted, most likely bought at Walmart, it was a working man’s print and style. My dad probably STILL has a jacket like this (DO YOU, Dad?) If it could have been bought at LL Bean or worn hunting, fishing, or camping, my family wore it.
Up until a couple of years ago I never would have worn a buffalo plaid anything. It didn’t feel chic or fun or ME. Buffalo plaid to me is what my dad wears on his flannel shirts 24/7. Until now. All of a sudden this print looks new, and SO FALL. Sydney wore a Buffalo print jacket last year on her blog and it looked so good on her I knew I had to partake in this trend. Which brings me to ask, can Buffalo Plaid even be called a trend? Sometimes I think what is IN or COOL is all about perspective. You never notice something that is right in front of your face until you are meant to. It takes a fresh take on an old look, a new shape or way of wearing it, and then BOOM, it seems good enough to try.
Which is why I fell for this dress at Old Navy last week. It’s soft as all get out, perfect over skinny jeans, (and under a moto jacket!), and just the right way to incorporate this pattern into my life.
Tell me, do you love the plaid trend this Fall?