From punk rockers on the streets of 1970s London to the layered up grunge look of the mid-nineties; plaid has been a style hallmark of so many influential trends in fashion. This fall it’s back in a big way, looking bold, modern and versatile enough for the office or a night out. So this season, grab your plaid – you’ll look fresh and pulled together for any occasion. Here, three ways to rock the trend:
Sleek and Sophisticated
The perfect look to take you from the office to after-work cocktails with your friends or a cozy outdoor dinner on one of the last warm evenings of the season. Pair your plaid denim with sleek and sophisticated pieces: think your go-to black booties and a tailored button down. For extra edge, opt for a black shirt instead of the classic white and throw on a denim jacket if it’s chilly.
Jane Aldridge, the blogger behind Sea of Shoes, is an expert prints-mixer, and here she elevates her fall look with on-trend leopard flats. Pick your favorite print to pair with your plaid, and then break up the two patterns with skinny denim in any wash. The look is stylish yet subtle enough for Saturday brunching and shopping. Chic sunnies and enviable high ponytail are optional.
Pop of color
Get ready to go see the latest band or dance the night away with graphic black and white plaid paired with rock-worthy details. It’s the perfect palette for a bright clutch, sultry top and a dramatic eye. The smokier, the better.