This season, fashionistas are clad in plaid. It’s everywhere, tartan, gingham, checks, it’s all out there. Granted, plaid is no more a trend than say… black, but we’re seeing it even on denim, so that’s why we’re stark raving plaid today. I’ve had my eyes on a few pairs of plaid denim, notably the Current/Elliott Soho Zip Jeans in Red Plaid, but it was a little too ska girl for me to pull off. That’s when I found the Sold360 Soho Skinny Jeans in grey on grey plaid. It was the perfect way to try out the plaid jean trend without making anyone’s eyes bleed.
Upon receiving the sample for review, I was surprised how soft these jeans were. The print, I was somehow expecting (don’t ask) a layer of ink to be on the jean, but no, it appears to be a wash, making the texture of the jean seamless. They are more along the likes of a jegging / denim legging than a true pair of jeans, with a pull on style sans zip and button waist closure. That being said, I tend not to tuck in pull on jeans, but the way these worked with faux pockets and a faux fly I was able to tuck in my blouse without feeling like I was wearing a pair of leggings. I liked how the thighs had a been washed out more than the calves, but thought there could be a bit more contrast as you moved down the leg. All in all these were a fun pair of jeans to style, and very comfortable to wear.
How to Wear Plaid Jeans
I know, I know… pattern mixing is IN. The truth is, I can’t do it. Unlessssss….. one pattern is very subtle. Wearing plaid jeans with a subtle wash with a plaid shirt was easy to pull off, plus I felt like I had my own “inside joke” going on. “How nerdy can I be, wearing a full plaid outfit?” Nerdy enough to make inside jokes to myself. Anywho, if plaid is too loud, or you want to try your go at pattern mixing these are the pants for you. I went the classic route mixing the jeans with a button down Burberry shirt, loafer (albeit studded loafers) and a simple red clutch. Button down with an edge, not a “plaid” idea if I do say so myself!