Plaid season is officially here. Whether your look is chic or relaxed, this fall-friendly print is always in style and more versatile than you ever imagined. We picked our favorite plaid pieces and styled three very distinct outfits, with options that are sure to float your boat no matter your style personality. Check out this season’s must-have plaid and our tips and tricks for making it all your own.
Key Plaid Piece: a button-down (Earn extra style points for a silky boyfriend fit in a deep, seasonal hue.)
Style Vibe: A little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.
Make It Your Own: Take your favorite plaid-print top or a classic flannel, add the coolest moto jacket imaginable, and complete the fiercest night-out look ever with strategically-distressed black denim and a pair of pointed-toe heels.
Key Plaid Piece: leggings (For an understated take on this look, choose a neutral-colored plaid.)
Style Vibe: Chic with an extra pinch of personality.
Make It Your Own: Add depth to this workday outfit with a textured blazer. A shirt with modern architectural details—a tied waist, asymmetrical hemline, or trumpet sleeves—elevates this ensemble to new heights, even if you opt for flats. (We suggest a velvet loafer.)
Key Plaid Piece: a bomber (When fall’s most classic print and this season’s “it” jacket have a love child, brighter is better.)
Style Vibe: Cozy and sporty, with all the right touches.
Make It Your Own: Feel incredibly on-trend, without looking like you tried. Pair this subtly retro jacket style with an artfully shredded sweater, knit scarf, white sneakers, and playful patchwork-dyed denim for a laid-back look that is very “now.”
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