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Plaid Is In!

Back in the 1990s, a plaid shirt and Doc Marten boots were all you needed to get in on the popular grunge look. The more casual and rumpled, the better! Plaid has continued to stick around over the years but this fall season, a plaid revival is underway that’s both fun and more colorful. The new plaid is far from being rumpled and faded and comes in the brightest pops of color. Plaid fever has hit dresses, skirts, backpacks, shirts and even jackets! What’s to love about plaid? It looks great on most people, it’s easy to create a cool, relaxed vibe when you wear plaid and it’s such a classic pattern that it will never really go out of fashion! It’s such a versatile pattern that it look great on anything from button up shirts to prom dresses too. For a casual look, pair your plaid with some updated denim pieces, skinny jeans, leggings and rugged boots. Plaid also looks great paired with suede - especially suede or leather boots that have a bit of shearling as an accent! Drape a plaid scarf casually over a plain t-shirt and pair with some chunky costume jewelry, leggings and ankle boots for an updated casual look with a bit of rock chick edge. Check out our gallery on the hottest plaid clothing and accessories we could find!


The History of Plaid

Where did this unique fabric pattern come from? Plaid, sometimes called ”tartan”, originally came from Scotland, where the Highland clans wore them in different colors to distinguish each group from each other, almost like a national flag. The Scottish wore plaid kilts, which is a tradition that is still practiced today as a part of their culture. The lines in the plaid used to show the rank of the person wearing it - for example a king would have many stripes in his plaid kilt. It wasn’t until 1730 that the plaid we see today, with its many different colors and stripe patterns, was invented. Scottish clans still wear kilts to this day and many schools with a dress code incorporate plaid kilts into their daily uniforms. We’re glad it’s still around today - it’s cool to know that something that’s part of our wardrobe has such an interesting history behind it!


Demi Lovato in a plaid jacketDemi Lovato in a plaid jacket
Blair Waldorf buttoned up in a plaid coatBlair Waldorf buttoned up in a plaid coat
Kate Bosworth pairs her plaid with high waisted jeansKate Bosworth pairs her plaid with high waisted jeans
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bookwormlestrange
I don't have ADHD, but I know plenty about it. One of my friends has ADHD and Tourette's, and the teachers were always turds about it. Anyway, i think that a good way to deal with ADHD acting up is either changing medication or trying to eat foods or drinks with caffeine. I'm not sure if it works for you, but a lot of people with ADHD have seen significant improvements after putting caffeine in their systems. If your friends are acting like turds, you need better friends. I hope my advice helps.
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SmartSunnyShadow
I have one so annoying sister, that it feels like I have 200 of them, oh my god. She's pounding on the door right now, HELP! 
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SmartSunnyShadow
Dad, obviously. I can't even explain what he does to me!
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SmartSunnyShadow
Well, if they are your BFFs, they shouldn't be teasing you to make you feel bad. Me, and my BFFs tease each other all the time playfully, but I understand that this is different, and if it's making you feel bad it isn't playful at all.   Maybe your eldest friend is having some trouble with family issues, bad grades, body changes, etc. It's okay to be angry, so maybe you should leave her space for a few days, and see if it turns better. If it isn't, then try to first make her calm down. Then, make her talk to you about why she is so angry and ask if you can try to help. If nothing turns out better, tell her that you feel uncomfortable, and you want her to talk to you.  For your 3rd eldest friend, support her as much as possible, and stand up for her in this terrible situation. If you are all BFFs, then you should all be very close and comfortable around each other, and the fight shouldn't last long. If not, they are not your real friends, and you have to go on without them. I have tons of advice on how to make new friends, so just ask me if you want to know. Your 2nd eldest friend seems to be the main problem.  First of all, tell her to stop, and say how you don't like her bullying you. You must say what she is doing wrong, and how it makes you feel. If she doesn't care, tell her you're serious, and you hate what she is doing to you. If it continues, ignore what trash she is saying, and just simply walk away. Focus on other things that will help make you feel better. Remember, all she is is a person, and it's up to you to act appropriately.  Stay positive, and calm. Focus on other things, and if she continues, tell her that you can all be friends and you miss her. Go get another friend to stand up with you, and tell her that you will report to an adult if she won't stop. She may be your friend, but she deserves it. I told on my BFF when she was mean, so it's all okay now.  If all else fails, get a trusted adult, and hang out with nicer friends. Your other friends will learn from their mistakes. If not, warn them, and give them a sincere kindness note of how you miss being friends. Then, also give one to the bully.
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AnnaOfExquizurd
Yeah, @CyclonicBass the best option really is to find a girl with a quirky personality. Become friends with her. Possibly, over time, she'll grow close to you and accept a request to be with you. Hope it goes well!
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