Heads up all you Brooks Brothers blue and white shirt guys
Pattern can make you look easier to work with
Here is a Prince of Wales plaid in the link also called a Glen Plaid.
I love the Prince of Wales plaid story – here links to a detailed article from Lanieri Italia on the history, creation and modern day used of this classic fabric.
For those looking for a quick primer, this is what I think is important for you to know:
- Add ONE element of pattern to every outfit you wear.
- If you mix linear patterns (checks and plaids) with round patterns (paisley and dots) it can come across as very bold (too much?). If your style is more subtle, stick to one at a time.
- Plaids are more refined and finer patterns can be very elegant.
- Checks are more casual – not in the lumberjack manner, or picnic tablecloth – but perfect for business casual looks.
- The bigger the pattern, the bolder and more casual the look
- Incorporating a 3rd color (blue + white = 2, blue + white + pink = 3 ) becomes more casual.
Have fun wearing plaids and checks to work – start with more subtle patterns and enjoy looking updated and a little more lighthearted!
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