4 Ways To Embrace Plaid This Season

Love it or hate it, plaid is one of the most iconic and universal patterns in fashion history. The plaid flannel shirt has been a staple in both men’s and womenswear for years, and by the looks of it, this trend isn’t going away any time soon. Classic tartan was seen on across the Autumn/Winter 2016 runways, with designers such as Victoria Beckham and Calvin Klein putting their own spin on the ever-popular trend. As evidenced by the runways and street style stars, there are a number of ways to adopt this pattern into your wardrobe beyond the ubiquitous plaid button down. From office-ready ensembles to lazy day uniforms, here are four ways to rock plaid this season.  


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Unleash your inner ‘70s fashionista with a vintage plaid skirt, which can be paired effortlessly with a turtleneck in a bright, vivid colour. Brown leather accessories like these knee-high boots and vintage-inspired fanny pack maintain the retro, schoolgirl-esque aesthetic. On cooler days, layer a classic black leather jacket over top for an edgy touch.


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Take this trend into the office with a plaid skirt in a modest shape like this pencil skirt. Offset the form fitting lower half with a boxy black silk shirt. Keep it classy and ladylike with a black leather purse and classic black heels. For an extra boost of glamour that keeps the look current and fun, finish off this look with bold, statement jewellery in gold.


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Offset the harshness of punk red and black tartan with a plaid dress in a playful silhouette. Pair a feminine plaid dress with thigh high boots for a fall-ready outfit that is perfectly on trend. Keep an edgy feel to the outfit by layering a structured black leather jacket over top. Complete the look with all black accessories, like a trendy pair of sunglasses and a matte black purse.


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For a model-off-duty take on tartan, try a slouchy plaid coat in a darker tone. Layer an oversized plaid jacket over ripped black jeans. Let the coat be the focal point of outfit by keeping accessories to a minimum. Classic black ankle booties, a handbag with edgy detail like this zippered purse and a pair of retro sunglasses help to finish your look in true fashionista form.