7 Plaid Outfits You'll Want to Copy Immediately

When we hear “plaid,” we typically think lumberjacks and school uniforms. But, as proven by the following fashion-minded ladies, it can also be incredibly stylish. Here, seven plaid outfits—from flannels and coats to trousers and skirts—you’re going to want to copy all fall long.

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1. Plaid Shirt + Skinny Jeans + Bomber Jacket

Let’s start with the casual basics: a flannel and jeans. To spice it up a little bit, while still maintaining a certain effortlessness, toss a cropped bomber on top and tuck the skinnies into flat leather boots. Voilà—weekend look complete.

Get the look: Madewell shirt ($82); Gap jeans ($80); Levi's jacket ($78)

2. Plaid Shirt Dress + Plaid Scarf + Booties

A dress and ankle boots is one of our go-to pairings for fall, so obviously we have to try it with an equally seasonal print. And doubling down with a coordinating scarf is a risk, sure, but kind of the cutest one.

Get the look: Brooks Brothers dress ($59); NYC Underground scarf ($25); Vince Camuto boots ($150)

3. Plaid Coat + White Jeans + Bright Loafers

This outfit makes it look like you summer in Nantucket and winter in the Hudson Valley—in the best way possible. The skinny jeans balance out the oversize-ness of the coat while the loafers add a fun pop of color.

Get the look: Cupcakes and Cashmere coat ($175); AG jeans ($188); Tod's loafers ($595)

4. Plaid Pants + Moto Jacket + Pumps

Want to look like the coolest woman at the holiday party? Wear this. Slim-cut plaid trousers with a cropped leather moto looks edgy while still being appropriate and stylish. And the pointy-toe pumps are the perfect ladylike touch.

Get the look: Tommy Hilfiger pants ($53); Lamarque jacket ($230); Sam Edelman pumps ($72)

5. Plaid Miniskirt + Tights + Slim-fit Sweater

A little bit preppy, a little bit festive, a lot oh gosh we need to wear this right now.

Get the look: J.Crew skirt ($118); Commando tights ($38); Loft sweater ($50)

6. Plaid Blouse + Tweed Jacket + Jeans

Business on the top, party on the bottom. We might swap out the sandals for something a bit more weather-appropriate (like mid-calf boots), but we love the idea of mixing a buttoned-up top half with trendy raw hems on the bottom. You could also swap out the jeans for black trousers and head to the office like the stylish boss you are.

Get the look: Lucky Brand blouse ($99); Joe Fresh jacket ($59); 3x1 jeans ($285)

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7. Plaid Midi Skirt + Turtleneck + Sock Booties

Speaking of trends, those of-the-moment sock booties make an otherwise modest midi-and-turtleneck combo totally modern. And with that, we’re absolutely sold on this classic print.

Get the look: Burberry skirt ($995); Halogen turtleneck ($39); Steve Madden booties ($130)

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Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...
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