'80s Plaid Blazers Are Everywhere This Fall (Here's How to Wear One)

They were the street-style standout at this year’s NYFW, they’ve been in every store window on your walk to work and they’re all over your Pinterest feed. Plaid blazers have solidified themselves as our favorite fall staple. Here, ten ways to rock one.

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With A Solid Turtleneck, Straight-leg Jeans And Flats

Add the perfect pop of rich color with a turtleneck peeking out over your blazer neckline. Then finish the classic look off with some pointy-toe flats to keep things feminine. 

Get the look: Mango blazer ($120); 3.1 Phillip Lim turtleneck ($395); Draper James jeans ($168); Michael Kors flats ($395)

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With A White Button-down, Leather Skirt And Ankle Boots

The contrast of stately plaid and shiny leather feels fresh and badass at the same time. 

Get the look: Frank and Oak blazer ($149); Halogen top ($79); Express skirt ($35); Public Desire boots ($60)

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With A T-shirt, Skinny Jeans And Heels

This is the recipe for laid-back chic. Happy hour, anyone?

Get the look: J.Crew blazer ($228); Love on Tap T-shirt ($22); DL1961 jeans ($139); Banana Republic heels ($128)

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With A Striped Shirt, Plaid Skirt And Loafers

We love a little pattern mixing (OK, a lot of it). And as long as you’ve got a thread of consistent color throughout (black in this case), you won’t feel like a crazy cat lady (that is, unless you want to…then it’s A-OK by us). 

Get the look: Maje blazer ($520); Old Navy top ($20); ASOS skirt ($48); Sam Edelman shoes ($130)

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With Cropped Flares, A Belt And Mules

Why yes, it's perfectly acceptable (actually, encouraged) to rock the jacket like a top. Then belt it for a less boxy and more slimming silhouette.

Get the look: Target blazer ($35); White House Black Market jeans ($80); Gucci belt ($390); Topshop shoes ($100)

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With A White Tank And White Trousers

Aka the perfect canvas to let your colored-tartan topper shine.

Get the look: Veronica Beard blazer ($650); Topshop camisole ($13); Milly trousers ($345); Nicholas Kirkwood shoes ($475)

With A Striped Shirt, Flared Jeans And Pointy Pumps

Ladies and gents: This is how you “casual Friday.”

Get the look: Banana Republic blazer ($178); Kut from the Kloth top ($78); Paige jeans ($239); Louise et Cie pumps ($119)

With A Slip Dress And Ankle Boots

Bookmark this look for those strange 80-degree autumn days where the chill starts to creep in at night.

Get the look: ASOS blazer ($48); Organic by John Patrick dress ($189); 3.1 Phillip Lim boots ($795)

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With Trousers, A Neck Scarf And White Sneakers

An outfit fit for a weekend rendezvous in the English countryside…or, ya know, running errands on a Sunday.

Get the look: Tracy Reese blazer ($348); Equipment top ($228); Ann Taylor trousers ($98); Rebecca Minkoff scarf ($25); Adidas sneakers ($60)

With A Sweatshirt, Jeans And Slingbacks

Any excuse to wear a sweatshirt outside our couch? We’re in. 

Get the look: Joie blazer ($299); Hard Rock sweatshirt ($42); AG jeans ($325); Mansur Gavriel shoes ($475)


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