Though the classic print can quickly conjure thoughts of holiday décor, lumberjacks, or bagpipes, when strategically mixed into your fall wardrobe, it can be a chic way to add a seasonal touch to any look.
The best part? No matter your personal style, you can pull off this made-for-fall trend. Just consider the diverse styles of plaid’s fans — from Gwen Stefani and Taylor Swift to Emma Stone and Jessica Alba — for ideas on how to update the pattern for fall.
Swift worked a plaid shirt into her new nouveau New England style in Ralph Lauren jodhpurs and an evergreen plaid oxford. Blue brogues took the look from Brooks Brothers ad to weekend chic.
To fit her cool rocker style, Stefani gave the iconic pattern an edgier vibe by pairing a red plaid scarf with an all-black ensemble and red flip-flops.
Or take a cue from the masters of seamlessly mixing work and weekend pieces, J.Crew, and pair a plaid button-up with a pencil skirt and pumps or rock a vibrant head-to-toe plaid on feminine silhouettes to liven up your nine-to-five look.
For more ways to give plaid a fresh look for fall, check out our gallery to see how some of our favorite style setters punched up their plaids.
Want more ideas for cold-weather dressing? Get inspired by the different ways these style setters styled another big cold-weather staple in the gallery below.
Catch more of fall’s hot trends in the video below.
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