I’ve been seeing a lot of “buffalo plaid” lately…have you noticed the trend? Buffalo plaid is basically just a large scale gingham, traditionally in red and black and most of the time made of flannel. I personally like it because it’s plaid but simpler, so it’s easy to pair with other patterns and textures, but it’s still bold on it’s own. It also just screams COZY! I think it should be a staple in everyone’s (men’s and women’s) fall/winter wardrobe. I guess I don’t technically own any buffalo plaid, but I do have a red and black flannel shirt that’s pretty close…close enough until I can snag something at a consignment store. I’ve gathered some of my favorite stylings of this trend here, along with some tips on how to wear it (without looking like a lumberjack)!
1. Add some personality.
2. Pair it with a pattern.
I LOVE the way buffalo plaid looks with leopard print. Here, it’s worn with leopard shoes, but also consider a belt or a scarf. Wearing it with another plaid is an idea I never thought of. Here, J. Crew stylists paired it with a smaller scale plaid, also in red, so the two patterns would compliment each other rather than conflict. It also looks great with simple stripes (what doesn’t?). I love the yellow plaid in that bottom picture! (image 1, 2, 3)
3. Class it up.
4. Forgo the plaid shirt.
Try going for a skirt instead. Both short and long are lovely. The second outfit is by designer Leandro Dominguez. I discovered this designer just through browsing Pinterest. You should have a look through his present and past season lookbooks – beautiful clothing and great outfit inspiration! (image 1, 2)