September 20, 2018

Wearing plaid doesn’t always make you look like a schoolgirl

Plaid clothes

If you went to a Catholic school, you most likely had to wear some sort of plaid every day as part of your uniform. I went to an all-girl Catholic school for 12 years so I know what it feels like. At some point, the print just becomes a part of who you are, even after you graduate. However, after wearing plaid for so many years, you might be hesitant to wear that print again for fear of coming off as a schoolgirl. Luckily for all of us, there are plaid pieces that are actually modern, chic, and sexy. Don’t believe me? Check out these celebrities who have been spotted in plaid clothing,

Plaid pants


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A post shared by JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE (@myjaps) on Sep 17, 2018 at 1:48am PDT

Shop: Topshop Blue Check Trousers. Available at SM Aura Premier.

plaid pants

You most probably wore plaid skirts to school but imagine if you had the option to wear pants. Julie Anne San Jose gave us a glimpse of what that might be like with this outfit. It was a matching trouser and blazer set with a blue base. These Topshop pants have a similar vibe but with prints being in red, pink, and yellow.

Plaid blazer


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A post shared by Gabbi Garcia ♡ (@_gabbigarcia) on Sep 8, 2018 at 11:27am PDT

Shop: Stradivarius Buttoned Checked Blazer. Available at Glorietta 2.

plaid bazer

A plaid blazer is a perfect jacket to wear to work. You can wear basics underneath and throw this on to add some life to your look. Gabbi Garcia recently wore a black and white one, a color combination that will match anything.

Plaid crop top


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A post shared by Anne Curtis (@annecurtissmith) on Jul 8, 2018 at 3:51am PDT

Shop: Bershka Checked Top. Available at SM Megamall.

plaid crop top

Crop tops don’t have to be plain and boring, try wearing patterned ones like Anne Curtis. This one comes in blue, red, and green. It also has a matching skirt but you can wear it with jeans or a high-waisted skirt.

Plaid skirt


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A post shared by Heart Evangelista (@iamhearte) on Sep 18, 2018 at 6:28pm PDT

Shop: H&M Knee-length Skirt. Available at Uptown Mall.

plaid skirt

The skirt that you wore to school was probably the least flattering thing in your closet. But, now, you can wear a plaid skirt that will actually look good on you. Heart Evangelista shows us that it can be sexy too with a pencil skirt fit with buttons along the side.

Plaid dress


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A post shared by tricia gosingtian-gabunada (@tgosingtian) on Sep 1, 2018 at 11:29pm PDT

Shop: Zara Check Dress with Pleats. Available at Power Plant Mall.

plaid dress

Get the full effect of the print by wearing a plaid dress. Tricia Gosingtian kept it simple by pairing it with black boots. This piece from Zara has a V neckline, pencil skirt, and pleated details along the front.


Art by Marian Hukom

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