'Tis the season for plaid! After gracing its presence on the fall runways of Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, and Michael Kors, plaid has made a huge comeback. This season's tartan is anything but ordinary as we've seen this signature pattern mixed and matched to make us all mad for plaid. Embracing my Scottish roots, I went on the hunt for the perfect plaid piece.
Plaid can be a tricky one. You don't want to go too obnoxious and look like you've cut up your grandmother's curtains, but you also don't want to find too small of checks that resemble a summer gingham. The hue is very important in finding a happy medium between holiday and straight off the Scottish Highland. The style of the garment is always a personal choice as I wasn't looking for the ordinary blazer, button down, or scarf - the norm for plaid sightings. My list for plaid may be specific, but it's worth every check.
I've been looking to purchase a cape for some time now. Store after store, I've been constantly disappointed at the basic styles and lack of quality material. I'm a huge fan of textures and every poncho felt and looked the same. I wasn't even sold on this trend to begin with since I'm one of those people who are constantly cold... However, everything changed when I stepped into H&M and found THE winner. This soft leather lined, plaid cape was the perfect match. The elegant light beige and blue hues were ideal for everyday wear and the buckled hinge embellishment added that special detail that I had never seen before. The longer length resembled more of a blanket that you can easily snuggle with over a fire or simply wear with your winter coat. It was truly love at first sight. Check, please.