I know fall technically started in September, but most of September still felt pretty summery to me. But October is, like, LEGIT fall, so I decided it was a good time to do a fall-tastic “How to Wear” post. And what’s more fall-tastic than plaid? Well, pumpkins, I suppose, but you can’t wear pumpkins. So plaid it is.
Plaid is a little masculine compared to my usual style, so last fall and winter I came up with several more unique ways to mix it into my cold-weather wardrobe. Enjoy!
A little leather makes everything better. Well, maybe not everything. But it does add a nice edge to flannel.
Plaid + stripes is a cool but not too wacky combo.
Faux fur, of course! This particular combo is perfect for the holidays. Or a Tuesday.
Part of what I liked about this top was the girly ruffles, but you can make any plaid more feminine with red lips or the right accessories.
Look closely: There’s a chambray shirt under the flannel one. That extra layer creates visual interest AND it’s more practical for super cold days.
If all that is too “out there” for you, just throw a classic red plaid in with your basic fall neutrals.
Now that you’re properly inspired, here are a bunch of plaid pieces from Shopbop* you can add to your wardrobe right now! (Links are below.)
Madewell plaid shirts, all under $75
Plaid skirts of all lengths and silhouettes
Lots of cozy cardigans
And a plaid scarf to top it off
*Shopbop is current sponsor of this blog.