Fashion in the Garden…Plaid!

The fashionista in me goes into full swing in late August.  The big fall magazines are released and I’m all in.  My work as a co-founder of Leaf magazine has made this annual ritual of mine have broader meaning, but that doesn’t mean I don’t focus on what I think is fun either.  So without delay, one of the single biggest trends for fall is Plaid…the resurgence of Red is a secondary story.  Most of the time they play well together.

Here’s how I interpret them from a garden-y perspective…

In the beginning there was the big outdoors where plaid has always been a player…

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Flyfishing from a vintage issue of Life Magazine

Then there was the plaid we took to school that could easily go out in to the garden today.  Remember the ubiquitous plaid thermos?

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Plaid lunch box

Now things have been slightly updated. The fall cover of Wool People magazine.

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Cover of Wool People Magazine

But plaid is still plaid and can work while we work in the garden.  Pruners and plaid can play together…

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Woolrich Acorn Hill Vest

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Vintage Plaid Shirts from Urban Outfitters

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Plaid Welllies

And just in case you have to pick up a call…

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Plaid iPhone case from Abercrombie

And if you’re like me…you need your glasses to see who’s calling…

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Vintage plaid eyeglass frames

So put on some plaid and head out into the cool morning and enjoy the coming fall!

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About Susan aka Miss. R

Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
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8 Responses to Fashion in the Garden…Plaid!

  1. Love the plaid wellies. (Susan, there are one too many Fs in the Leaf link.)

  2. Susan aka Miss. R says:

    Thanks, Helen!

  3. Like that Woolrich vest, plus I have always had a soft spot for red buffalo check, like the woman in the painting is wearing. However, at 6:48 AM, it is currently 79F here. Plaid will have to wait.

  4. Alison says:

    Did I miss seeing where I can get those plaid wellies? Love them!

  5. Susan aka Miss. R says:

    The wellies aren’t available on this side of the pond! Whaaa. They’re still lovely.

  6. Love this article- I’m a big fan of plaid flannel shirts and can’t wait for autumn so I can wear them again!

  7. Susan aka Miss. R says:

    Me too. I had a many a wool plaid item that has been worn past the point of no return. Cool weather is on it’s way!

  8. Michelle D. says:

    Plaid has always been my go to color when asked ‘what is your favorite color? .
    Like hello, do I look like I am still 5 years old ? Please someone get me an adult to speak to.
    – enjoyed your vignette of plaid accoutrements . Must get a pair of plaid glasses , those are too much fun.

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