Mom Style How-To: The Plaid Trend

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 The ’90s have stirred up more than a few major trends this year, from Birkenstocks to the boyfriend blazer. This season, add Seattle’s grunge inspired plaid trend to the list of ’90s looks we must rock this winter. Similar to other ’90s trends, striking a feminine balance to these otherwise masculine items is key. Slim jeans, pants or leggings, knee high boots, knit skirts and tights, drawstring satchels, and a pop of crimson lipstick are easy complements to your favorite new plaid piece. I’ve been inspired by the always stylish Frida Pinto and Queen B and their plaid trend ensembles.

Frida’s look celebrates the classic plaid flannel shirt paired with chic—and comfy!—black leggings, a floppy hat, oversized sunnies, and a leather backpack. Fashion loving moms can easily pull off this plaid look while sprinting around with our tiny humans. Win! B went date-night chic with her slim fit pencil skirt and ankle booties…a look I can’t get enough of.

beyonce-in-plaidPhoto: Getty / Alo Ceballos

Here are a few plaid trend looks I have sitting in my shopping cart. For me, I’m all about making sure each item in my trend inspired outfits can go the distance—they’ve got to be versatile enough to be worn with five or more different looks and beyond one season, or else they don’t make the cut. All these items pass those tests and are great additions to every mom’s winter wardrobe. Check them out!

 Mom Style How To Plaid Trend

Get the Look: The Plaid Trend

Look no.1

F21 Check Plaid Western Shirt

F21 Heathered Knit Pencil Skirt

Gap Heathered Tights

Nasty Gal Carissa Floppy Hat

 Chinese Laundry Nice Life Over the Knee Boots


Mom Style How To Plaid Trend

Get the Look: The Plaid Trend

Look no.2

BB Dakota Hughes Plaid Moto Jacket

Old Navy Rockstar Super Skinny Distressed Jeans

Gap Peter Pan Oxford Shirt

Converse All-Star Hi Tops

Steve Madden Drawstring Bag

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