Fall and plaid go hand in hand, and it seems as if the print—whether in its most basic form or as a tartan, a check, or a gingham—comes back annually as a seasonal go-to.
As can be expected then, plaid’s presence is once again felt this fall. Making its way to the runways of Calvin Klein (via Raf Simons), Prada, Tibi, and many more, this season we see plaid in the form of pantsuits, trousers, and trenches, and a number of fitted separates. Overall, it’s much more polished and colorful than the grunge we’ve seen in seasons past—but that doesn’t mean it has to be prim and proper.
However polished plaid may be, the question remains: How can we keep things interesting? By mixing and matching different variations of the print, of course! Or by pairing it with bold and bright statement pieces and accessories. Or even by simply wearing it in new and unique silhouettes.
Below, check out six fresh ways to style your plaid this fall.