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Play it up with plaid

Arpita Kala, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 14, 2013
First Published: 17:20 IST(14/9/2013) | Last Updated: 02:42 IST(15/9/2013)

If the thought of plaid shirts, gingham prints and tartan outfits makes you think of long winter nights, think again. Plaid seems to be the hottest trend this season on the international runways and among the stylish divas.

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The plaid pattern featured heavily on the international ramps in collections by fashion houses such as Reema Acra, Karen Walker, Louis Vuitton among others. Our Bollywood divas— Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Soha Ali Khan as well as international celebs such as actors Diane Kruger, Jessica Alba, Emma Watson among others have also been spotted rocking this classic checkered pattern in breezy spring summer outfits.

Usually a staple print for shirts and menswear, plaid has now emerged as the perfect pattern on dresses, skirts, shoes and even accessories. You can either go for an androgynous look with a spiffy head to toe plaid suit combo or team a plaid shirt with skinny jeans, or you can infuse girly glamour to the pattern with a strapless dress or a flouncy checkered skirt.

We have listed our picks of the best buys to get on this checkered trend bandwagon, but you can also scour local cloth markets to find edgier versions and hound your tailor to whip up something chic. Get set and plaid up your style game!

Go girly glam with floral print on checks
Price: Rs1,899
Available at: 109 F
D-35, Central Market
Lajpat Nagar

Punk it up with a checkered shirt
Price: Rs1,699
Available at: Pepe, Select City Walk Mall

Slip on the checkered trend.
Price: Rs2,799
Available at: Vans, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj

Rock plaid on a dress!
Price: Rs2,399
Available at: Pepe, Select City Walk Mall, Saket District Centre

You can also opt for a checkered bracelet to get the look
Price: Rs1,875
Available at: www.juvalia.in

Pep up your look with plaid jeans
. Price: Rs999
Available at: 109 F
Central Market, Lajpat Nagar

You can also drape checkered scarves to get the look.
Price: Rs50-150
Available at: Sarojini Nagar, Kamala Nagar markets

Walk the plaid way with cool lace up shoes like these.
Price: Rs2,470
Available at: fashionara.com


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