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Whether it was school uniforms or Cher Horowitz’s inimitable plaid skirt suit, we kinda grew up with plaid. Which is why we’re so happy to see plaid has grown up, too: Sophisticated takes on the checkered print were all over fall runways. Here’s how to wear it (and not look like you’re in your middle school uniform). 

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The only thing better than claiming membership in pantsuit nation?  Doing it in plaid.

Get the look: J. Crew ($248 and $148); Dagmar ($525 and $229); Tibi ($895 and $550)


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Summer’s wrap skirt trend translates effortlessly to fall when done up in plaid. Add a classic trench and you’re basically French. 

Get the look: Modcloth ($90); Beaufille ($232); Vince ($325)

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Toss this tailored piece on for instant polish—seriously, you could wear sweats and no one would notice.

Get the look: Free People ($168); The Reformation ($228); Mahdi ($595)

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We’re getting some Cher Horowitz vibes and we like it. Style it up with stockings in a contrasting pattern, or play it low-key with your favorite sneaks. 

Get the look: Modcloth ($25); Diane von Furstenberg ($468); Balmain ($2,752)

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Pair the classic style with a letterman jacket for a modern twist—you just made what feels like pajama pants look like high fashion.

Get the look: J.O.A. ($47); Robert Rodriguez ($295); Oscar de la Renta ($1,390)

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