Regardless of this year’s trends, plaid has a way of reinventing itself and still staying chic and timeless. Here are three classics that have proved to stand the test of time:
1. The Button Down
A wardrobe is not complete without the classic plaid button-down – so perfect for any occasion, literally. Dress it up with plenty of glam: think a statement necklace and sky-high pumps, or leather and a red lip. Or try a complete 180 for a simple weekend look you’ll reach for time and time again. A looser boyfriend fit paired with leggings or skinny jeans, distressed boots and beachy waves will keep you both comfortable and chic. You really can’t go wrong with any of these picks: from a girl’s night out, to a date night in.
2) The Oversized Scarf
Nothing is more chic or effortless than throwing on an oversized scarf – especially if it is plaid. Perfect for getting ready in a pinch, or those I-have-nothing-to-wear days. I love it paired with a smart coat and long, lean jeans, and it is perfection draped over your shoulders with something a little dressier. You’ll find yourself playing with different ways to lay it around your neck. My go-to for styling a plaid scarf is with a high bun, red lipstick, and a simple dress – but the options are virtually endless!
3) The Plaid Coat or Blazer
Gentlemen, take note. The plaid blazer is here to stay, and therefore a perfect investment piece for both the lads and ladies. Girls, make getting dressed easy as pie by having one of these in your wardrobe arsenal. As with the button down, a checked blazer can go from night to day, work to weekend in a minute. Pick more subtle patterns, like this JCrew blazer, for the most classic look and longevity. Let your personality shine by wearing this with a basic button down, or a cheeky graphic tee. Both can be worn with your favorite jeans, or a modest pencil skirt. Regardless of what is hot this season, a plaid blazer will always be in (and totally worth the investment).