It's 80 degrees in LA and I'm yearning for fall.  How was your weekend?  We rounded out the summer with The Band Perry and Rascal Flatts concert.  I'm not ashamed to admit, I do love country music.  And a country music concert in the middle of Orange County is the only Southern Cal venue filled with a sea of cowboy hats and boots.  One element of western wear that is showing up in street style snapshots everywhere is the plaid flannel shirt. 

Plaid is nothing new, as we've seen from pop culture icons over the years. I remember when plaid flannel button downs were all the rage in high school (was that just a Midwest thing?).  I still vividly remember the plaid shirtdress Angela Chase (Clare Danes) wore on the first episode of My-So-Called Life:

One of the Olsen twins (not sure which one!) looking casual in plaid:

Sandra on the cover of Glamour:

Below, check out two ways to dress plaid up or down:


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And for more of a look back at the evolution of plaid over the years click here!

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