Plaid & Simple

With tried-and-true tartans among todays top trends, theres no need to think outside the box.

 

Sure, the pattern bears a connection to Kurt Cobain, but before you think about going grunge this season, consider the styles behind plaid’s recent resurgence. From Burberry’s statement buffalo checks to the blanket-perfect weaves released by Alexander McQueen, boxy prints were no doubt a popular idea for fall. Specifically, designers tended the trend rustic—as though on a shared mission to take it far from Seattle, and instead to the Appalachian Trail. Whether you opt for a sturdy flannel in contrasting shades or a more modest, tonal button-down, getting the look of the moment is easy—that is, as long as your choice shirt lacks even a tinge of “Teen Spirit.” Your best bet? Tuck it in.

Polo Ralph Lauren shirt available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

Hugo Boss shirt available at Moris Fashions, Central West End, 314.361.6800.

G-Star Raw shirt available at Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600.

Vince shirt available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

Burberry Brit shirt available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

 

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Photo credit: Photo By Carmen Troesser

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