played plaid ;
Thursday, February 26, 2009 // 7:12 PM
Okay, so i admit, i wasn't planning on doing a blogpost today but because a friend of mine, Wong Shi Fen
requested for a certain item of clothing to be discussed, i decided why not?
so if anyone has any requests as to what you want me to blog about in terms of clothing or what to wear for a specific occasion or what goes well with what? feel free to write in my cbox.
yes, you too Puan Azura. there isn't a woman in the world who isn't interested in clothing. Only some who are ignorant due to the fact that they cannot embrace the world of shopping that is now looked down upon because of today's representation of shopaholics that are seen as spoilt, rich, and shallow.
not that there's anything wrong with that. HAHA.
i think that i have written in a previous post that YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE FILTHY RICH
to be fashionable. Fashion is not associated with money. and therefore i object when someone says
"Oh, i can't afford fashion".
worst excuse for lazy people who don't have the decency to dress appropriately and nicely. i "pft"
so back to my blogpost, as you can tell by the title, Fen wanted me to talk about PLAID. plaid was made famous by the scottish people and somehow someway it became the HUGEST trend sometime 2 years ago by shops such as Topshop, Warehouse, Miss Selfridge, Forever 21, Abercrombie, and lots more. honestly. even i own many many plaid peices myself. I LOVE IT. :D they automatically look cute on thier own though could go horribly horribly wrong
when worn wrongly.
first, i present to you, the history of plaid. :P
Plaid (pronounced /ˈplad/) is a Scots language word meaning blanket, usually referring to patterned woollen cloth. It is unclear if the Gaelic word Plaide came first.
- A plaid or full plaid is a pleated cloth worn with the modern kilt, made from the same tartan and worn cast over the shoulder and fastened at the front.
- A plaid rug is a large thick woolen twill cloth, often tartan, used as a travel rug or as a blanket.
nowdays, plaid comes in almost EVERY form of clothing.
The most common form of plaid is probably the Plaid Shirt. now at first, people refused to embrace plaid as they usually said it resembled a picnic mat or a tablecloth. but as you can see, this fashion trend has spread itself so far and so wide that the people that once turned down the idea of wearing plaid are indeed the ones, craziest
about it. (: I admit to having at least 3 plaid shirts. mostly from Topshop and Miss Selfridge.
this shirt is from Hollister and it is very similar to one that i own except that mine is blue and white. i also own a short sleeved plaid shirt in red and black from Topshop. However, i think that plaid shirts look best long sleeved and folded to the elbow. This look goes best with skinny jeans
e.g. Lauren Conrad.
btw. i LOVE her white Balenciaga
bag. yes i know. i can tell. :P cause i own that bag in red, black and brown. haha.
Note: This trend SHOULD NOT be worn with other coloured/pattered plaid tops as this will end up looking like chaos unless you're Agyness Deyn.
*p.s Agyness Deyn is noted as the no. 1 couture/high fashion supermodel of 2008 and 2009*
next, the plaid tanks.
this look will go best with blue denim skinnies. not those black or coloured ones. just good old blue skinny jeans. make sure the denim isnt too light
as this top is already light enough as it is. or opt for White skinnies if you choose to be bold. a simply sling bag would look better than a large carry bag. as this look is fairly relaxed.
this plaid bow tank from Topshop. now this would look good with almost any colour of skinnies. i prefer skinnies with plaid as plaid is usually done slightly baggy. you can hardly ever find a tight fitting plaid top. or at least one that looks good. so skinnies it is. skirts will also make you look very slumpy. unless you wear a high waisted tight skirt. no flary ones. so yes. this top would even look good with BRIGHT BRIGHT
skinny jeans. that i am well known for. haha. like bright yellow, green, royal blue, red, or even purple skinnies would look good. though you could always opt for black or orignal denim blue jeans. :D
i know most of us do go to cold places, but i've come to realize that scarves arent only for cold places cause most middle street shops make lighter in other words, thinner scarves for spring that could be used in Malaysia. and i admit. i have TONS of thin scarves. some with skulls, stripes and obviously PLAID. i actually found the exact scarf i have.
this is from Forever 21. it also comes in a few other colours but i think that the black and white one looked the best on tshirts. oh yes. scarves on tshirts
. not on shirts unless you wanna just drape it over your neck instead of tying it up like it is tied in the picture. it can even be draped over dresses or as a cover up. you gotta love the plaid scarf.
now the next item of clothing, i don't necessarily see as a fashion faux pas. there is hardly ever a time when an item of clothing is the faux pas. it depends if the person wearing it looks good in it or pulls it off. so next is the plaid pants.
i know most of you are like OH NO. but seriously. imagine this with a grey with slightly blueish band tee. for e.g the beatles or jimi hendrix with some black flats and a chanel chain bag, in black of course. BEAUTIFUL. s0 it really depends what you pair it up with.
now two of my favourite plaid clothing. THE SKIRT AND THE DRESS!
this skirt. the whole school looking plaid skirt with black tights with that grey top you see there. i think the grey top should be sleeveless and with minor ruffles for optimum beauty. i think the plaid skirt was MADE to be worn with tights
though some may prefer without. especially the malaysians, we all know its boiling in this country. so it can be worn with shirts, flowy tops, tee shirts even! anything. i love the plaid skirt. the normal plaid skirt, the red, green and dark blue one also has the same principles so EXPLORE.
and lastly. my favouritest of the favourites.
the plaid dress. now the dress worn in this picture is PERFECTLY
done. of course this whole outfit is courtesy of Topshop. i love the mixture of the blue plaid dress with the black mesh underneath, leg warmers with something that looks like grey pumps or even ankle boots! i love ankle boots too
. haha. maybe that'll be the next post. now that waist belt is so beautiful as it is a studded waist belt. you know those punk rockers who made studded belts famous and therefore also avoided, well topshop has created a wide clinch waist belt with black and silver studs. i really love it. as it gives you this whole glamorous
look to the slightly rock inspired outfit. and the leather jacket so completes the outfit. now for malaysians who prefer not to wear a leather jacket as you may be shun upon, the leather jacket can be replaced by a nice black tailored jacket, or even a black long or mid cardigan would do you justice. the best thing about this outfit, minimal accesories
. get a silver clutch and you're ready to go. (:
whoah. this blogpost is tiring. and i have completed my 3 a week blogpost rule. so for next week. please ideas of what want me to blog about. thank you. BYE!