Long gone are the days wherein argyle was seen on Christmas socks and your grandpa’s sweaters. Nowadays, argyle is seen on every piece of clothing from dresses to swimsuits, and even on fashion week! As seen on international and local celebs, there are tons of ways to style the pattern and we’re ready to jump on the argyle trend too!
What is argyle print?
Argyle is a pattern made of diamonds, usually multiple colored layers overlapping each other to add more texture and detail to a garment. This pattern originated from Scotland as an attempt to modify the usual checkered/plaid print that was used on kilts and banners. The term argyle is derived from the Argyll region of Scotland—where the print was created.
Despite being created in the 17th century, argyle was only considered fashionable after World War 1, thanks to Pringle of Scotland, a British fashion house. The pattern was even worn by the Duke of Windsor at the time during his golf sessions! In the 1960s, argyle made its way to preppy mini skirts and long socks. Meanwhile, in the 1990s, professional golfer Payne Stewart made argyle socks a part of his uniform, and was later used by fans to pay homage to the late golfer. Nowadays, we see the argyle as preppy, sporty, and overall chic!
Today, the storied print is back en vogue, and visible as ever, what with a slew of influencers donning the heritage print.
How do celebrities and influencers style argyle print?
Don’t over do it, less is more! Like Emma, style an argyle vest as a stand alone top. Pair it with some denim jeans and accessories, then you’re good to go!
Go for a preppy Y2K vibe with this combo! Take some inspo from Bianca and opt to wear your argyle vest over a collared polo shirt.
Do as Bella does and elevate the humble print with pleather pants.
Print-on-print has never been this easy! Do it like Rei, and slip on an argyle co-ord set. If you want to go the extra preppy route, you can opt to wear a white button-down underneath for a preppy vibe.
Here's another Y2K look but this time, it's incorporated with the cardigan trend! Ashley styles her argyle cardigan as a top and finishes it off with a tennis skirt. So cute!
Don't know how to wear the print? Keep it simple and dress in the same color palette and you're good to go!