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34 Surprising Plaid Pieces Your Fall Wardrobe Is Yearning for
The wordplaid conjures up a few images—none of them particularly trendy. There are lumberjacks clad in plaid flannel shirts. Hipsters clad in the same. Students who wear plaid skirts, per their uniform’s restrictions. And Scots who sport plaid kilts to fancy events. (Don’t come at me. My boyfriend’s family is Scottish, and I saw more kilts at the last family wedding than some people see in entire lifetimes.)
These plaid clothes are a far cry from anything you’d find on a runway—though, this season, some designers are trying to change that.
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Peruse a fall collection or two, and you’ll find that plaid is everywhere—and it’s gotten something of a makeover. Dries van Noten’s line features an array of saturated plaids, Balenciaga is bringing more yellow plaid to the table than I realized was possible, and Fendi has coated its plaids with gloss so shiny it’s hard to look away. These eye-catching elements have left the plaid resurrection feeling distinctly mod.
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Plaid’s shift from autumnal comfort to Technicolor contemporary is a welcome one, and it works in perfect tandem with some of 2019’s starkest accessory trends. Tiny sunglasses. Kitschy earrings. Lucite everything. Nothing pairs better with a crisp plaid print than an equally bold accessory, and 2019 has ensured we have them in spades.
So what’s the holdup? Your fall wardrobe is just waiting for you to inject a little upgraded plaid into it. Ahead, 34 places to start—none of which will run you the cost of those designer pieces we mentioned earlier.
Crisp plaids offered in your favorite jewel tones.
House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Delphine dress, 8 at
Perfect for Halloween—and every other day this fall.
Plaid tube skirt, at
For the person who has two favorite colors: bright turquoise and bubblegum pink.
ASOS Design mix and match shirt, at
What Cher Horowitz would wear ifCluelesswere set in 2019.
By the Way Cher wrap skirt, at
Yup, even your shoes are rooting for plaid to make a comeback.
River Island pointed pumps, at
Because two-pieces aren't exclusively reserved for summer wear.
Unique 21 pleated skirt, at
A plaid, crafted from houndstooth, broken up by a bold teal stripe. (Levels.)
ASOS Design jogger, at
2018's favorite hat trend got the plaid treatment.
Plaid baker boy hat, at
Thoroughly convinced this skirt would pair well with anything.
Check pencil midi skirt, at
Mod doesn't have to mean colorful.
ASOS Design button-down dress, at
A power suit done the retro way.
Unique21 longline two-piece, at
About as mod as it gets.
Check yellow scrunchie, at
The zipper adds a little intrigue—and makes the skirt super easy to step in and out of.
Stradivarius mini skirt, at
A jacket that speaks for itself.
Cheap Monday check jacket, 9 at
The cut, print and color are all perfectly on point.
Monse Mon Louise plaid dress, 1 at
Even your statement sunnies want to be on trend.
ASOS Design check print sunglasses, at
Whether you slip it over tights, a tee or nothing, you'll surely be good to go.
Checkered mini slip dress, at
A coat so cute you'll actually look forward to cold weather.
ASOS Design slim coat, 3 at
Sleekly cut. Prettily printed.
Pointed stiletto boots, 9 at
Can you imagine anything more mod?
Daisy Stress Pinafore dress, at
Mustard, burgundy and aqua sound so wrong together, but they look so, so right.
Plaid mini skirt, at
Take the trend to the next level by combining this print with a more colorful one.
New Look check roll top, at
Great for cameras, makeup and anything else you need on hand at all times.
ASOS Design camera bag, at
All I can say is...Yes, please.
Bershka check skirt, at
A carryall that'll complement your whole damn look.
Warehouse shopper bag, at
If the pink plaid print and cutesy cutout weren't enough for you, maybe the sequin-covered fabric will seal the deal?
ASOS Design printed T-shirt, at
High-waters done right.
I.AM.GIA Polaris pant, at
Practical and a little sparkly. (And did you seethat fringe?)
Les Petits Joueurs Trilly Disco pouch, 5 at
Head-turning whether worn separately or together.
Noble pant, 8 at
The ultimate conversation starter at your next job interview.
Monse plaid pencil skirt, 0 at
Fans of the print can spend an extra to get the companion shopper, too.
Plaid print crossbody bag, at
Poly-blend plaid, meet your new favorite complement—shiny vinyl.
Check and vinyl mini skirt, at
Comfy enough to wear around the house. So cute you'll be looking for excuses to go outside when you do.
ASOS Design joggers, at
A shiny trench rendered in Halloween's favorite palette—and no part of it feels costumey.
Marc Jacobs belted trench coat, 5 at
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