i have always loved plaid skirts i don't know what it is... i always watched British private school movies and thought their uniforms were so pretty, so i think thats kinda served as fashion inspiration comes from. Growing up i did go to catholic school, at the time elementary school kids wore regular clothes but once you entered high school you wore a uniform. When i was younger i would look at all the high school girls i couldn't wait to wear the maroon grey and black kilts. But as luck has it the year i entered high school the quilts were removed from the uniform and everyone was forced to wear ugly baggy grey pants, i was heartbroken. i am all for uniforms! it makes it easier in the morning, it also made civies days (non uniform days, once a month) much more exciting. BUT my problem was how ugly the uniforms were, ugly baggy grey pants... oversized blouses, the sweaters were huge, i would buy XS and they would eat me alive because they were so big. It make everyone look so frumpy... now i'm not saying make these uniforms super fitted and skin tights but at least make the uniforms fit... and a cute cardigan wouldn't hurt. But anyway on my spare time i wore my pretty plaid skirts which i still can't live without ! if you watched my August/florida haul (link here) you would know that i recently got this plaid skirt from American apparel and i might have to go back to get more colours. All the other plaid skirts i own are in the standard colours, red blue dark green... that sorta thing. Its nice to have a non standard colour to spice things up.