How to Wear Plaid

By Aniela / September 30, 2009

Today we'll show you how to wear plaid the right way! You've undoubtedly seen plaid styles all over the shelves this past summer and you're more than likely going to see it in the fall as well. But most of us just think of lumberjacks whenever we see plaid and so because of that, it can be hard to incorporate it into our style. Here's the 411 on how you can wear plaid successfully.

How to Wear Plaid

Plaid Dress

Plaid Dress Ensembles

Don't be afraid to wear something unconventional…it might just work for you! Plaid tunic dresses are very hot right now and you can wear one with a pair of tights or leggings and knee-high boots.

Plaid Frilly Top

Frilly Plaid Tops and Dresses

Wear that silky, frilly, plaid top with a pair of black pants (get the plaid top in a somewhat bright color, it will go amazing with the black). Throw a boxy jacket on top and you're looking fabulous!

Button-Down Shirt

Button Down Plaid Shirt

Ok so whenever you see these types of shirts the first thing that comes to mind is Farmer Jack, right? Well no worries, you can actually dress up this farmer shirt by pairing it up with neutral colors and basic denim. Add a pair of chunky heels and you're good to go!

Plaid Tank

Plaid Tank

I absolutely love this cute plaid tank that you can wear either during the day or at night when going out. Pair with jeans or liquid leggings and a pair of heels. Make sure you keep the accessories to a minimum since the top is already pretty heavy.

Plaid Ruffled

Ruffled Top Outfit

If you go for a plaid ruffled top look, pair with jeans or a pencil skirt and knee-high boots or flats. Accessorize just a tiny little bit with gold for an extra kick.

Cowl Neck Plaid

Plaid Cowl Neck Shirt

Cowl necks are usually reserved for more classy outfits, but a plaid cowel neck top can look very fun and flirty with a pencil skirt, dress pants, jeans, or a mini.

Delicate Plaid

Plaid Top

Feminine, delicate plaid tops can look cute if paired with the right items. Rock a delicate plaid top with distressed denim and a pair of heels to keep it cute and sexy.

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13 years ago

This helps! I have several plaid items in my closet, and I’ve recently thought that incorporating plaid into my everyday, go-to peice section of my wardrobe would leave me feeling and looking too rustis and country. But now I will move them back to the front of my wardrobe where they rightfully belong! Plaid is oh-so casual, but makes your outfit stand out. Sure to be a hit.