Origin of Plaid


Hi Everyone,

Now that fall is almost here I thought I should add a little plaid to my wardrobe. I did a little digging and found that plaid is actually not the original name for this pattern, it’s actually called tartan. Tartan originated in Scotland and was made of woven wool. As you’ve probably seen, Scottish men would wear tartan kilts and a tartan cloth over the shoulder.  In 1782 this became the national dress of Scotland and in the mid nineteenth century colors and pattern began to be associated with clans, families or institutions. And now everyone wears them as a fashion statement :).

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Get the Look

Top: Express (sold out) GUESS Embellished Rebel Twill Plaid Top

Jacket: (Old Express) Similar BCBGeneration Women’s Vita Leather Jacket, Charocal

Skirt: Express Floral Flare Skirt

Shoes: T-Strap Pumps  (Similar) INC International Concepts

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


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