So, I had a little plaid obsession start when I was killing time wondering around TJ Maxx (long story, hadn't been there in years and had nowhere else to go). I wasn't there to shop, just needed to waste about 30 minutes, so I browsed. I saw some Tommy Hilfiger plaid pants that caught my eye. They had a preppy sporty look that I don't normally wear, but it looked a little cool.
Then, later that same week I ran across these super sweet plaid vintage bells:
Years ago in high school, like 2 decades, I used to wear my dad's old plaid pants. But all the pregnancies and subsequent weight gain has made me retire them as of about 7 years ago. I passed them on to my forever slim hubby.
But, I was gazing at his stack of pants in our closet and the old plaid was peeking out at me and I thought, "Let me try...".
And, of course, the rear shot:
I ended up styling mine less totally preppy. I went with an old Dawn of the Dead tee. I loved being able to squeeze back into these pants. They are super high waisted and will now be back in heavy rotation. Hoping to wear them soon with a tank top and leather belt.
Wearing his pants reminds me of my father, too. Miss him so much. Believe it or not, his 70s fashion played just as big a role in my love of vintage as my mother's, influencing my choice of well worn Levi's jeans and cut offs, a fondness for old tees, and incredible leather belts-- just to name a few.
This was my recent journey of the plaid pants. It turns out, I had some plaid already. Just a reminder to SHOP YO' CLOSET!