I think my obsession with plaid started as a young girl when we had to wear plaid pinafores to school for uniform. As we grew up, those pinafores became skirts, and when I was 10, khaki skirts. I was devastated. I love the look of plaid skirts, and wanted to wear one everyday.
Still, that is the case - I own like 5 plaid skirts that I constantly wear. On top of that, I have flannels, pants, and jackets with plaid/tartan patterns. It's an obsession.
I think plaid adds both an innocence and a sense of adventure to an outfit, not sure why...
It's like, I could be going to school in this outfit, or I could be chopping down a tree in the wilderness! You know what I mean?
My family is part Scottish/Irish, so I believe we have a family tartan; although I'm not quite sure what it looks like, I know I want to own everything with that pattern. I'm obsessed.