We are all for prints this fall. And checks and stripes can well be our first pick. A plaid or checkered shirt will add that much needed pattern in your wardrobe and should definitely be worn in different styles this winter.
Plaid is a bold and sharp choice of pattern and we always encourage a man who is willing to take a risk. So go plaid, go bold and leave the boring behind. Albeit versatile, plaid requires some rules to be followed in order to be worn right. Here is a list of dos and don’ts that you can go through before you decide on that plaid outfit.
· Be willing to experiment with colours when it comes to going the plaid way. Get checks that are a mix of colours like yellow and green, blue and orange and other such bright hues.
· Limit your bold pattern in a way that only one piece will stand out in your entire outfit. Let the focus be on that one piece.
· Try wearing plaid accessories like a checkered tie or a scarf that will also keep you warm in the winters.
· Always wear the right fit – not too tight not too lose, just right. Look yourself in the mirror and you will know instantly if the fit is not perfect.
· Pair your plaid shirt with solid coloured pants and avoid other prints.
· Wear a solid coloured T-shirt inside your plaid shirt and pair it with denims for a basic casual day look.
· Go for darker shades of plaid for the winters and pastels for the summers.
· Get a plaid tie to go with your neutral suit or pair it with a monochrome outfit to break the colour pattern.
· For a casual day look, pair a white dress shirt with straight-leg cut plaid shorts, a skinny tie and loafers.
· First rule of checks- avoid pairing your plaid with plaid! Make one piece the star of your outfit and let it speak for itself.
· Similarly, don’t pair your plaid with other bold patterns as it will confuse the eye and can really complicate the look.
· Avoid wearing plaids in materials like cottons for the winters. Go for warmer materials to protect you from the cold.
· Do not wear pastel shades in the winters.
· Do not wear your plaid shirt tucked in. It just looks awkward.
· Avoid the clash of similar colours in one outfit.
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