How You Should Be Wearing Plaid This Fall

Nothing says fall quite like… plaid. It's one of our fave patterns and instantly adds that necessary fall feel to any outfit. But, how do you step up this style this season? We've got a few ideas to spruce up your check game!

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1. Plaid Slip Dress

The slip dress has been making a major splash in the fashion world, and a unique way for it to become more polished and less boudoir is by getting one in a plaid print. Extra points for layering a white button-up or turtleneck underneath! Try this one from Silence and Noise at Urban Outfitters ($69).

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2. Plaid Shirt Coat

While it's still warm, wear your plaid top open as a jacket over basics. Then, when it gets a little cooler, use it as a mid layer in between your top and your jacket! How cute is this one from ($36)


3. Checked Trousers

We're head-over-heels for plaid pants! Dare we say they're our fave fancy pants of choice this season? We can see these from Amazon ($40) worn so many different ways!


4. Plaid Shirtdress

We're a fan of a shirtdress, and this plaid rendition is no exception! The styling options are endless—you can go simple with sneakers or elevated with a blazer and mules. Score this one from Old Navy ($35).


5. Gingham Mani

Bet you didn't see this one coming! Why not sport plaid nails? You can have fun with the color palette, too. Start slow with a nude base and neutral lines, and work your way up to something festive, like green and red, just in time for the holidays.


6. Double Checked!

Okay, we know this look isn't going to be for everyone. But, if you want to push the style boundaries this season, why not try a little print on print? You can rock the same print head-to-toe, or even try two different color prints, like a cream scarf and a red skirt. Try this Joe Fresh mini ($39) with this white or red flannel by ($56).



7. Checked Blazer

The easiest way to add instant fun points to your outfit is with a plaid blazer! And, how great does it look styled over jeans and a tee? No one does a good plaid blazer quite like Tommy Hilfiger ($90.)


Now that your wardrobe is ready for fall, let's make sure your pantry is up-to-date with THESE pumpkin spice-flavored foods!