When we hear “plaid,” we typically think lumberjacks and school uniforms. But, as proven by the following fashion-minded ladies, it can also be incredibly stylish. Here, seven plaid-laden outfits—from flannels and coats to trousers and skirts—you’re going to want to copy all fall long.
PLAID SHIRT + SKINNY JEANS + BOMBER JACKET
Let’s start with the casual basics: a flannel and jeans. To spice it up a little bit, while still maintaining a certain effortlessness, toss a cropped bomber on top and tuck the skinnies into flat leather boots. Voilà—weekend look complete.
PLAID SHIRT DRESS + PLAID SCARF + BOOTIES
A dress and ankle boots is one of our go-to pairings for fall, so obviously we have to try it with an equally seasonal print. And doubling down with a coordinating scarf is a risk, sure, but kind of the cutest one.
PLAID COAT + WHITE JEANS + BRIGHT LOAFERS
This outfit makes it look like you summer in Nantucket and winter in the Hudson Valley—in the best way possible. The skinny jeans balance out the oversize-ness of the coat while the loafers add a fun pop of color.
PLAID PANTS + MOTO JACKET + PUMPS
Want to look like the coolest woman at the holiday party? Wear this. Slim-cut plaid trousers with a cropped leather moto looks edgy while still being appropriate and stylish. And the pointy-toe pumps are the perfect ladylike touch.
PLAID MINISKIRT + TIGHTS + SLIM-FIT SWEATER
A little bit preppy, a little bit festive, a lot oh gosh we need to wear this right now.
PLAID BLOUSE + TWEED JACKET + JEANS
Business on the top, party on the bottom. We might swap out the sandals for something a bit more weather-appropriate (like mid-calf boots), but we love the idea of mixing a buttoned-up top half with trendy raw hems on the bottom. You could also swap out the jeans for black trousers and head to the office like the stylish boss you are.
PLAID MIDI SKIRT + TURTLENECK + SOCK BOOTIES
Speaking of trends, those of-the-moment sock booties make an otherwise modest midi-and-turtleneck combo totally modern. And with that, we’re absolutely sold on this classic print.