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Style Spotlight: The Power of Plaid Will Make You Stand Out In A Sea of Neutrals

Style Spotlight: The Power of Plaid Will Make You Stand Out In A Sea of Neutrals



A resurgence of a great sartorial tradition, designers seemed to be partial to red tartan print in oversized proportions and it’s not hard to see why: Red adds a major dose of color amid the sea of blacks and navies. From Chanel to Vivienne Westwood, it’s all about being bold but nevertheless elegant. Paired with complementing check patterns and sturdy shoes, the key to looking great in the season’s plaid is to go big and bright.

TO THE SCOTS. Inspired by the Scottish tradition of wearing kilts, wear your plaid on your skirt. A midi length gives enough room to show the print off. 

Marc by Marc Jacobs F/W ’15


PRINT BLOCKING. Instead of color blocking, why not try it with prints? Done in complementary colors, it’s a look that’s extreme but still very much put together. 

Vivienne Westwood F/W 15


LAYER GAMES. Mixing prints and textures are very much on-trend. Keep an eye out for furry overcoats to pair with your oversized prints. 

Chanel F/W 15


ALSO READ: Style Spotlight: Cool Monochromatic Graphic Prints Update the Tried-and-Tested Black and White Combo


Original article from Metro’s December 2015-January 2016 issue, written by Ria Gamboa. Photographs courtesy of Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood, and Chanel. Check out this and more in the December 2015-January 2016 issue, now out in major bookstores. Metro is available in bookstores and on newsstands for P150. Download the Metro Magazine app for access to all digital editions on your tablet or smartphone, available in Zinio, Android and Apple App Stores. Like Metro on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH)





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