Sure, each pattern has its trendy moment in fashion every now and again, and that can always sway your instinct to leaning toward buying and wearing a certain print regardless if it is your style. There are some patterns and colors however, that we all are never going to be able to stray from, whether they are "on trend" or not and below we discuss some of the reasons why based on your personality.
Now, let's get into all the popular patterns that you can chose from. Have you ever thought about what your love of plaid, polka dots, stripes, animal prints, or paisley says about your personality? Of course it might just be a random impulsive thing to try to go along with a trend, but it's been fun to learn and dig into the history and uses of specific patterns over time. If you're going through a gingham phase let's say, perhaps there's something about it that connects with a certain emotion and/or experiences you're going through in life.
We will start with our classic favorite LaaTeeDa Brand pattern ~ Tartan or Plaid!
1. Tartan or Plaid
According to a Bustle Fashion Article, "you've got a classic, chic style. You're a lover of higher education (perhaps with a penchant for history), but you're not the snooty type. After all, the Scottish background of the tartan pattern may be steeped in tradition and history, but it's also a symbol of a connection-to-the-land heritage that you embody as well, wherever you might live in the world."
And if you gravitate to more of a grey glen plaid, "you've achieved icon status, at least among your friends. You love gray, which might mean you're partial to fall, winter, and sweater weather. You're also unafraid of change, as you can switch up your feminine style for a more traditionally masculine one."
*Glen plaid is a plaid pattern of muted colors or of black or gray and white, especially one in which two dark and two light stripes alternate with four dark and four light stripes, both vertically and horizontally, forming a crossing pattern of irregular checks. Kind of like what you see on our Plaid Hats, skorts and pants.
Now it all makes sense as to why we gravitated towards this as our signature brand launch pattern!
2. Polka Dots
"You see the world as a playground. You know when it's time to get down to business, but your happy-go-lucky attitude makes everything more delightful. You're super friendly and it's possible you've heard the compliment, "You're so cute," more than you might care to admit. But hey girl, the world is better off with you in it. You remind everyone that it's OK to play."
"Just like this print suggests, things are pretty black and white for you, and you don't prefer the gray areas in life. You're decisive, and you have a unique ability to compartmentalize your life, never mixing business with pleasure. Perhaps you're an excellent planner, and your strategic lifestyle keeps things in balance just the way you like it."
"It's likely you're at least an occasional (or perhaps a full-on) vintage dresser. Maybe you've been told you dress like an old lady, but here's the deal: You're just an old soul in a modern world. Paisley's origins go back to the Persians and their spiritual traditions (think 200-650 AD). It's possible that there's some hidden wisdom in the spiritual side of yourself that you either know all about, or haven't yet fully discovered."
"You're a traditional gal with a love for antiquity. Perhaps you find yourself pining for a different time. Your evenings are likely spent with a cup of tea and a good book. Just as toile was once almost always used for curtains and other home fabrics until its resurgence in in the early 2000s (and subsequent appearance on clothing), you're basically a domestic goddess. Everyone loves your handiness in the home."
"Like the use of the chevron, or insignia, as a symbol of status in the military or police force, you are someone with big dreams and goals. You're well respected within your sphere of influence, and you're a high achiever. Perhaps you're excelling as an athlete or in some other go-getting type of profession. Either way, I salute you!"
And just in case you haven't noticed, we have used this Chevon or herringbone type of patterned fabric in our full zip jacket design.
Gingham became the hottest thing back in 2015 and it is still going strong for some today. People that gravitate towards this print are described as, "You cause shifts in people's ideas because you're a tremendous influencer. You might find that people want to be like you, and you've come to terms with the fact that even though you may feel constantly copied, it's because you're actually a born leader."
8. Animal Print
If you are an animal print gal, here is how they describe you, "Watch out: Hot stuff coming through! You have plenty of sass to go around and a dominant persona. A fiery leader that people can easily take direction from, your wild-at-heart ways keep you in the spotlight."
If you love flowers so much, you gravitate towards wearing them on your clothes - "You're a romantic at heart. Your clothes are traditionally feminine, and you are probably a bit of an idealist at times. Because you're a dreamer, you see the good things that other people often can't. You likely love to travel, and like a Hawaiian floral shirt, you might even inspire tropical, relaxed vibes in those among you."
No matter what prints you gravitate towards, we would love to hear your feedback on what your favorites are!
*Personality traits, quotes and background on fabric patterns sourced from: https://www.bustle.com/articles/99797-what-your-favorite-clothing-pattern-says-about-you-from-happy-go-lucky-polka-dots-to-wild
Fashion Article By Christie Drozdowski