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Plaid, tartan, gingham, you name it, are awesome pattern and eternal classics. This post provides tips to invest in great pieces in this category. Read what are the signs of a high quality plaid skirt.

  1. What’s Great about Plaid?
  2. How Do You Pick a Well Assembled Plaid Skirt
  3. Plaid in Neutral or Traditional Colors is the Most Classic, Elegant
  4. Mix Plaid with Polka Dots for an Unexpected Look
  5. Wrapping Up of Signs of a High Quality Plaid Skirt

What’s Great about Plaid?

Plaid is an old weave technique and has been around since yarn has been dyed in different colors. There are various sizes that work with different style directions. Depending on how you style it, you can wear plaid clothes at the office . It easily can read weekend when styled in a California casual, western, or punk like look. You can find a guide how to look sophisticated in plaid at the link.

How Do You Pick a Well Assembled Plaid Skirt

Thus, when you want to buy a plaid skirt for work make sure you inspect the skirt thoroughly. Look whether at the darts the plaid pattern meet exactly like they do in the photo above. Only then you should fork over the money. If the plaid pattern is offset it looks cheap and inappropriate for the office. No matter how many percent it is off, the sale is not a good deal when the pattern doesn’t match up.

When buying plaid items make sure the pattern match up to look posh and chic, and not cheap. #styletip Click To Tweet
older woman in a plaid skirt with polka dot top
Side view of the plaid skirt to demonstrate how the pattern should match up at the darts to keep the skirt from looking cheap


Plaid in Neutral or Traditional Colors is the Most Classic, Elegant

Also make sure that the majority of colors are neutrals or at least colors that are acceptable in a workplace – read the major color should not be any hue of neon. In the case of my skirt, the black and white fully do the trick and fuchsia/pink is acceptable in most office environments as long as the pink has no neon hue to it.

Depending on the fabric and colors you can find skirt in this weave for all seasons. See for instance, this great fall style with a plaid skirt.

Mix Plaid with Polka Dots for an Unexpected Look

You can mix all kind of prints with plaid, for instance, tartan and florals or plaid and stripes. The look in this post present you an plaid skirt outfit idea for the office. This example features a mix with a polka dot cardigan as a top. The look is grounded by white. However, repeating the black of the weave and dots with the patent leather black wedges and belt ties the look together. This styling trick adds some interest and polish as well. More on mixing prints and pattern in this guide.


older woman in a Burberry pink plaid skirt and polka dot top
Polka dot GNW cardigan with Burberry pink plaid skirt, L.K. Bennett patent leather wedges accessorized with a Kieselstein Cord belt, Bulova watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle and Paloma Picasso sunglasses


Wrapping Up of Signs of a High Quality Plaid Skirt

To avoid looking cheap in tartan go for traditional pattern and/or neutral colors in the best quality fabric you can afford. But most importantly, check that the pattern matches up well at the seams. It is a sign for a quality plaid skirt.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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