My college days were spent wearng jeans, docs and plaid shirts. It was the mid 90's and grunge was the music all the cool kids were listening too. The fashion was simple yet the message was powerful. A plaid flannel shirt was a must for all the guys and girls closets. I may have even borrowd my brothers plaid shirts once in a while. Back then plus size clothes for a young college girl were not esay to find. I have always loved plaid, and been wearing it since I was a young girl. I even wore plaid skirts with out ever being in private school. I actuall got teased for wearing plaid, in my neigherborhood, only the catholic school girls or cholos wore plaid shirts. Then the grunge era came along and it was ok for eveyone to wear plaid. Needless to say my love of plaid has never faded and now this trend seems to be resurfacing in fashion. Happily now I don't have to sneek into my brothers or boyfriends closet for a good plaid shirt....but may I will just for fun! There are many good plus size options in fashion today.
A plaid shirt is one of those items who can outlive any fad in fashion. It's a classic, no matter what era it may be you can style it to fit with the current trend. Currently I don't have a plaid shirt in my wardrobe and need to get one ASAP! Maybe I'll dig out my Dr. Martens and Nirvana CD to go along with my new plaid shirt!
Here a few button down plaid shirts I found, that are classic but also on trend. I am sucker for a classic red tartan plaid.