I love buffalo plaid. The classic checked fabric symbolizes cold weather, hot chocolate, pine trees, a warm fire and all that good stuff. The Buffalo Plaid pattern is large blocks of colors formed by the intersection of two different color yarns. It’s typically red and black but the white and black version is what seems to be on trend now and I’m loving it.
Or wear this versatile pattern with jeans or a rhinestone necklace.
Buffalo Plaid is not an American invention. It originated in Scotland as the Rob Roy tartan of the MacGregor Clan. One of the family’s descendants, Jock McCluskey, who settled in Montana in the 1800’s traded heavy woven Scottish blankets in the style of his family’s tartan for buffalo pelts with Native Americans (hence the name buffalo plaid).
American brands like Woolrich, Ralph Lauren, and Pendleton have made this pattern part of their signature style over the years. But now I’m seeing this black and white version everywhere! Classic and trendy. Love it. I did a little round up of some of my favorite black & white buffalo check finds.
fabric from Ikea // clutch from Zazzle // mary jane’s from Ami Club Wear // iphone 6 case from Zazzle // appetizer plates from Target // flannel shirt from Lands End // holiday card from Etsy // pillow from Pottery Barn // wool blanket from Common Deer