COLOR ME PLAID
Plaid isn’t the sole province of lumberjacks and Catholic schoolgirls. Carrie Parry’s pleated check skirt exudes a quiet sophistication with its tailored A-line silhouette, high waistband, and razor-sharp knife pleats. Made in New York City from 100 percent handwoven silk georgette, and lined with 100 percent Bemberg cupro, it even has a altruistic component: For every garment you buy, the label will plant a tree through Trees for the Future.
Recapture your school spirit with an authentic 1980s varsity jacket from the now-defunct Maple Athletic Sportswear. No matter that the only game you play is Angry Birds. Decked in navy corduroy and trimmed in gold, this collegiate topper is bound to unleash your inner jock.
Channel your inner mod schoolgirl with IOU Project’s reversible scooter dress. Each one-of-a-kind piece is fairly made to order in India from a handwoven madras of your choice. Plus, a fully traceable chain of custody, accessible via smartphone, connects you with your garment’s journey.
No stuffy tweeds here. Chinti and Parker’s heart-shape elbow “patches” make a playful statement on a 100 percent cashmere sweater.