Plaid-itude is no platitude
Friday, Jan. 25 — Besides the tiny pops of color peeking out from under heavy jackets, in general, winter clothing color schemes are monochromatic and pattern-free. Plaid, however, is one of the few designs that survives this color hibernation. The multi-colored, cross-barred fabric is used for scarves, flannels and headbands, among many other things. Finding the pattern is clearly not a difficult task, but seeing it in a new way is difficult. Remarkably, the plaid that made me do a double take was a muted winter coat.