Lust-haves! From Ramp to Rack 2.0

Hey Pretty Ladies!

I am back with the a follow-up post to my last one-Lust-haves! From ramp to rack. 1.0 in the “Spring-Summer 2016 Trends” series. And it’s a mid-week one too! I cannot believe my own enthusiasm in trying to put this thing together and there’s always that hope that it would be useful to a few ladies and those few end up with shopping carts brimming with cool fashion. (Thank me later!)

The next trend has been on & off the fashion scene for quite a long long time now.

2. Bold Gingham/Plaids have been associated with blazers/coats and winters for a quite a significant while but hey these can be great for this summer with some real cool ways to flaunt them. As for the difference between the two,”gingham” has two colors(one, usually being white) & “plaid” usually has more than two colors doing the horizontal & vertical criss-crossing.

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The Plaid & Gingham trend is classic yet refreshing at the same time. This looks good on everyone. EVERYONE! To top it all, this is the most versatile trend among all of them, so you can style it any way you want, incorporate it in your outfit in any form, be it skirts, shirts, playsuits, trousers, dresses, just about anything. AND it’s not just the clothing, go plaid-crazy in your accessories too! Go for bags, box clutches in plaid for the edgy look. Plaid canvas espadrilles could be your go-to footwear this summer.

DOs
Layer it up. For example, you could wear a plaid shirt on a solid color shirt. Or a plaid shirt on an LBD/LWD.
Break monotones. If u have a black & black ensemble going on, you could break it with a bright colored plaid shirt or a plaid scarf.
Wear booties. Booties, if you can wear ’em this summer, could amp up the street style look of gingham/plaid.
Mix n match with other prints. Floral print looks great and edgy when paired with gingham/plaid, and if you’re not daring enough, you could go for plaid on a clothing item and floral on shoes/bags.
DONTs
No shiny plaid.
No tablecloth plaid.
Don’t wear plaid on leggings. Could make your legs look weird-shaped.
I wouldn’t suggest wearing plaid jumpsuit. Too much going on makes it all wrong.                 Do not add in too many different prints with that plaid piece.
No bold plaid if the cut of the outfit is complicated. Keep the plaid subtle in that case.

Remember, the idea is to keep it effortless!

Shopping Time Again!
Check out all that I have found to make you go Mad for Plaids!

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Emma Watson in a pretty plaid red McQ dress. She looks oh-so-cool with the black leather jacket and black pumps.

You could get a similar look-

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This is a pretty fit and flare dress from Forever21 keeping with the plaid trend. Dress it up or dress it down, this is going to make your look anyway!

Next up, is a cute flared skirt.

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Taylor Swift in a plaid flared midi skirt and she does look cute.

Shop similar-

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You could get a similar midi skirt from Zara. Wear it with a fitted top and pumps and look your pretty best.

Coming back to Indian celebs.

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Kangana Ranawat in a plaid pencil skirt. Image Source: Vogue India.

A similar skirt-

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I found this plaid pencil skirt at this site called srstore.in. This one would look great with anything again. Could wear it with a crop top and oxfords to re create Kangana’s look above.

Plaid Trousers just scream out C-O-O-L!

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Gwen Stefani looks hot hot hot in this plaid trousers paired with a casual tank top.

Similar-

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These uber cool and comfy trousers from Mango are the ones you really need to look effortlessly chic. Pair it with a tank top and you’re already welcoming summer stylishly!

And then the twist in the tale with the 9 yards of plaid!

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Rani Mukherjee in a droolworthy saree which beautifully imbibes the plaid trend in its gorgeousness! Who else other than Sabyasachi Mukherjee to create such a splendid piece!

Get the look-

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Much toned down but a very very elegant saree by Anavila Misra. It’s a hand-woven, linen saree in beige, gray and brown. Available at Ogaan.com. Keep it simple with this one and you will be turning heads, I promise!

There are a few more very cool options you could totally check out-

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A pretty poncho top from Jabong.com. Wear it for a casual day out with capris and sneakers.
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This high-low plaid shirt dress from Koovs.com is comfy and pretty. Wear it with mules or wedges and carry a  wristlet clutch.
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The plaids on denim shirt is a must-have from Forever21.com. Throw it on with a dark skinny, tuck it in and wear a bright belt to look your chic best!
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This shirt-dress from Chemistry is so easy to style and carry. You really don’t need tips for that!
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That mini pencil skirt from TheLabelLife.com is what the leggy lasses need this summer. Pair it up with fun graphic tees. Wear your fun chappals and carry your tote for the perfect college girl outfit.
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This cape is yet another must-have from Pernia’s Pop-up Shop. Throw it over anything you’re wearing. ANYTHING! For this summer I would suggest a white ‘ganji’, blue denims, tan gladiators and a cool pair of sunnies for a day-out. Note: capes are a must-have in general.

 

A few extra throw-ins to keep up with the plaid trend..

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A pretty pink cotton scarf from Limeroad.com.
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You will find cool plaid espadrilles at Burberry. I found a similar one on this site called Kerkesfashion.com.
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And one at Koovs.com.
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There are great plaid box-clutches you will find in the market. Grab one if you come across ’em. I found this sling pouch at a site called thestylesyndrome.in.

Whew! That was quite a handful (or maybe, cartful! *wink*) and took some real research to put up. Hope you find it interesting. Feel free to ask questions or correct me if you find something which you do not agree to. I will be more than happy to rectify. And learn! Fashion should be all about that. Learning. Sharing. Applying.

God I am already brainstorming about the next post already, before I am even done posting this. I really hope to hear from some of you. And soon! Take care and keep it stylish!

Lots of Love! Lots of Happiness! XOXO

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