Iconic Female Characters And The Plaid Skirt

Iconic Female Characters And The Plaid Skirt

Why this fashion trend is so powerful and my favorite obsession.
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I like to think I have a better, classier wardrobe than I actually do. For example, my obsession with plaid skirts is far greater than the number of them I actually own. There is just something about a good plaid skirt that makes me feel powerful when wearing it. A plaid skirt is not your average skirt. It possess confidence and makes you think you have your life together while wearing it. I know my love for plaid and schoolgirl clothes comes from some of my favorite female characters of all time. Even though most of these characters possess qualities that may make them spoiled or insensitive, they still are empowering women that have killer style with confidence and poise.

As a plaid lover you, would know that no other TV show or movie wears plaid like "Clueless." Cher Horowitz is the QUEEN of matching plaid outfits. I just NEED her iconic wardrobe in my life. Maybe then I would get someone like Paul Rudd to fall in love with me.

Rachel Green, the best (and my favorite) "Friends" character played by Jennifer Aniston, consistently wears the cutest '90s outfits whether they be plaid or not. My fashion sense definitely takes huge inspiration from her spunky style. She makes every outfit look cute, whether she's going through another break up with Ross or serving coffee.

Heathers is one of my favorite films but the musical is even better when it comes to the fashion. Not only is a scrunchie (my favorite accessory) one of the main props in the film/musical, but Veronica goes through one of the most iconic wardrobe changes from her casual nobody outfit, to a Heathers plaid skirt and matching jacket. No one else in this show dresses like them, which makes me want to go out and buy matching knee high socks.


What is fashion without Blair Waldorf? The queen of "Gossip Girl" never fails to dress like she's walking down the streets of Paris. She manages to always have a piece of plaid on her no matter what the outfit is. Of course, she is a rich Upper East Sider, but I would give anything to dress like Blair. Whenever you're shopping for clothes just think: What would Blair Waldorf do?

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6 Clothing Trends You Never Saw Until You Went To College In The South

XL tshirt please!
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Southern college wear summed up into four words: comfortably casual at all times.

1. Comfort Colors T-Shirts

Who knew I would grow to love a T-shirt brand. It's all I wear now. To class, to the grocery store, to the airport, even to the bar. Comfort Colors T-shirts never fail me.

2. Free People Sweaters

If you go to school in the south, you know the exact sweater that I'm talking about. Every girl on campus has a shrine of Free People sweaters in almost any color they can get their hands on. This sweater in the south is worn over anything and EVERYTHING. The most popular use is over a comfort color T-shirt, paired with Nike shorts, and converse. Where I'm from up north, these sweaters were worn with jeans and riding boots.... no one would ever buy a $68 sweater just to wear over Nike shorts to class. 2 years later, I am all for the sweater over the T-shirt trend.

3. Tennis Skirts

Tennis skirts.... and not particularly worn for tennis playing. Tennis skirts worn to class, tennis skirts worn to darties, tennis skirts worn to the bar. I'll give it to these southern trends, they really do make use out of one clothing item for every occasion. A tennis skirt just allows more room for activity.

4. Nike Shorts... or "Norts," as they say.

Since I am already on the sporty trend, let me address these Nike shorts. Every girl who goes to school in the south has a shrine of these. Any color, any design, two of the same color and design, it doesn't matter. Nike shorts are our holy grail. No one ever sees them because our T-shirts are ALWAYS worn a size L/XL, but these Nike shorts never do us any wrong.

5. Chacos

The ugliest shoe known to mankind. My "Yankee" self will NEVER buy a pair of these atrocious shoes. If I ever came back home to New Jersey wearing these, my friends would never forgive me, and I would never forgive myself.

6. OTBT's

OTB-Wtf? Yeah... that was my first thought when I saw every girl wearing these during recruitment. At first, you think "I'll never buy those", but then they grow on you. And let me add they are like moon shoes, so comfortable.


These are the major trends that you'll see almost every college student wearing once you attend your southern university. Your friend from home may make fun of you for your new outfit choices, but low-key they are jealous that Nike shorts and an XL t-shirt are appropriate for almost any occasion.

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Lladró's New Jewelry Lines Are Literally Made Of Wearable Sculptures

Exhibit your refined taste anywhere you go.

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Based in Spain, Lladró produces handmade porcelain pieces that range from lighting to tableware to practically any luxury decorative object. Haven built a reputation for handmaking fine designs and producing both contemporary and classic works, it has been a seemingly long awaited, but also surprising discovery to see that their latest venture has been something unique to the brand entirely: Jewelry.

Lladró has been dancing with small amounts of parallel pieces before this launch, but the brand has never quite fully dived into the world of crafting accessories.

Featuring two full collections, their new range of enamel accessories are a step into a new world of creation for the company. Consisting of beautifully finished porcelain combined with plated precious metals, each piece wields its own identity while complimenting the collection it stands to represent.

The Aquarium collection is rendered with cascading waves of everchanging blues that give length to even the smallest pieces. Said to be "inspired by the depths of the ocean and the power of nature," Aquarium is a breath of air to the jewelry industry as a whole.

Lladró's partnering collection, Heliconia, is led by the timeless coupling of white and gold. Each piece was designed with a contemporary touch and an eternal archetype. Molded after the natural beauty of flowering plants, this line is empowering by both grace and underlying tenure.

It's no trivial understanding that Lladró's journey into wearable accessories would be alluringly successful. This extension will surely be a small step in the forces that Lladró will continue to champion in the future, but it represents the conception of a movement in both jewelry and enamel. Giving their audience the option to take Lladró with them wherever they roam is the right way to extend the life of the consumer/brand relationship. Lladró is no longer a brand that is forced to reside at home.

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