Summer in Plaid

Plaid was once an iconic staple of prep school uniforms, tying the pattern to those of wealth and privilege. Graduating from private prep school fashion (enter Cher Horowitz and Gossip Girl), plaid has evolved its cultural symbolism into mainstream society through generations of Scottish kilts, outdoorsmen, punk rebellion, and pop culture.

Always making a comeback on the fashion runways such as Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, and more, plaid will always be adorned for it’s fashion duality. Perhaps the most identifiable plaid is the Burberry check seen on celebrities, royalty and country club goers. The multicolor crossed horizontal and vertical lines definitely has that regal aesthetic.

Depending on the fabric, textures and colors, plaid can be worn year round. From muted fall flannels to pastel linen grid lines, plaid is such a practical print.

If you haven’t heard me say this yet, summers in Houston are HOT and HUMID. So the lighter the fabric, the more breathable it will be. The linen fabric and bright colors make this Zimmermann romper the quintessential summer uniform. An ice cold glass of pink lemonade with a picnic spread is all that’s needed to complete this summer day.

The halter top shows off the shoulders while the wide panels provide some coverage for the plunging neckline. The loose fit top and bottom along with the open back is ideal to bear those summer temps.

Necklaces: Van Cleef & Arpels
Bangle: Hermès

Of course the over-sized bow won me over. It’s flirty, girly and plays well with the light pink, yellow, peach, and white gird colors. See why I’m envisioning a glass of lemonade in my hand?

The bucket bag was so loved in the 90s (you bet I had one!) so I got excited when it made it’s come back in 2016. I particularly love the two tone colors of the Mansur Gavriel bags especially since this one came with the light pink interior.

Earrings: Rosantica

I purchased this Zimmermann number last year but I came across it on The OUTNET and wanted to share it because it’s an absolute fav of mine. The OUTNET is a great site to get your hands on designer pieces at discounted prices….why not save some money to buy more clothes 😉.

I know we’re all still dealing with COVID19 and it’s changed a lot of our summer plans but what kind of summer activities have you been engaging in this year? Any of it involve sporting some plaid?

4 thoughts on “Summer in Plaid

  1. Hey shima! I love this post and your whole blog!! Next week i’m going on a trip with my boyfriend and we are going to a sunny place and I want to wear an outfit similar to yours. Can you let me know what colors would compliment me since I am 2 shades darker than you and my hair is darker. Also i’m thinking of black platforms instead and not heels. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kendall! Thanks for stopping by! How exciting you’re going on a trip!!! I think pretty much all colors compliment darker skin tones. Since you’re wanting to wear black platforms, I would say opt for a white romper or jumpsuit. I always love white and black together…it’s simple, classic, and foolproof! Have a great trip and be safe!

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