The evolution of the plaid shirt trend goes way back to England and Scotland in the 1500s. Fast forward to the 1990s when grunge was in full force and designers Marc Jacobs
and Alexander McQueen
permanently put plaid back on the map. The plaid shirt is arguably the most effortless shirt you own. It can be integrated into any outfit. Pair a plaid shirt with boyfriend jeans for a weekend look. Tuck one into a leather skirt
for a casual cool daytime look. Wear one under a pair of overalls for a hipster look. Plaid shirts are more versatile than you think. There are six key ways to wear a plaid shirt. 1) classic, buttoned up and long sleeves. 2) buttoned up with sleeves rolled up. 3) unbuttoned with long sleeves. 4) unbuttoned with sleeves rolled up. 5) buttoned up and tucked in. 6) tied around your waist for a true ‘90s look. The best brands for plaid shirts are J.Crew, Rails, Current/Elliott, Madewell, Joie, Lucky Brand, Pendleton and Ralph Lauren. Urban Outfitters is known for their selection of casual plaid shirts.