Okay, okay. Fall technically started over a week ago, but I only just got into the spirit of the season after catching my annual fall cold. Nothing to mark the change of the seasons like your body going completely bonkers when the temperature drops a paltry 5-7 degrees, amirite?
Regardless, spending the weekend with five layers of sweatshirts piled on means I’m more than ready to start discussing cool weather clothes.
Like plaid! I cannot get enough of guys in the pattern this season.
I may have missed the grunge scene by a few years, but by the time I actually started thinking about style, plaid was always on my guy style radar. Thankfully, the pattern has come a long way from its association with ripped jeans and an “I hate my parents” attitude. Nowadays, you literally can’t go wrong wearing a great plaid button-up (unless, of course, you wear it with another color of plaid or something ridiculous like stripes).
The great thing about the pattern is it’s a strong statement on its own, so you wind up looking put together with very little effort. And ladies? Ladies appreciate effort. Even a little (but I know you know that by now).
Of course, depending can be casual or dressy depending on the fabric. Throw on the soft, flannel ones with jeans for raking leaves and sipping apple cider. Save the stiff, dressier ones for that pumpkin carving party you’re hosting next month, and pair them with a sportcoat and knit tie. With so many colors and variations, you’ll be sure to find one (or more) that’s your perfect plaid.