A super cute look from the ASOS Fall/Winter '13 Lookbook. Photo via ASOS
Let me preface this post by saying that I don't have a problem with lumberjacks. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with small towns (if you saw where I live, you'd understand that small doesn't even begin to describe it.) But between bearded axe-wielding dudes, Highland flings and buttoned up cowboys in dad jeans, plaid can quickly become the punchline of a bad fashion joke.
If you haven't noticed, plaid is everywhere right now. The print was one of the most favoured on the Fall '13 runways of NY, Milan and yes, even Paris, with dresses, skirts and suits covered in très chic tartans of every stripe and colour. Between the mix-and-match plaids at Celine and the 90's grunge vibe at Dries Van Noten, plaid is the print to pick up this season, whether super chilled out for a Saturday afternoon or primped up and polished for a day at the office.
Scroll through the slides below for 3 chic ways to wear plaid this fall and for some extra perfect checks in stores right now:
CHILL OUT: Leather Satchel, $129, H&M; Cotton Plaid Shirt, $29.95, H&M; Mixed Media Leggings, $39.95, H&M; Leather Biker Booties, $129.95, Le Château; Fluid Drapey Tee, $26.95, Gap; MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $20, Hudson's Bay
AFTER HOURS: Browline Sunglasses, $12, ALDO; Wool Baseball Cap, $40, Roots; Plaid Mini, $59.95, Le Château; Leather Zip Gloves, $29.95, H&M; Two-Toned Booties, $140, ALDO; Leather Bomber, $399, Danier
OTHER PLAID PIECES WE LOVE: Men's Plaid Scarf, $34.95, Gap; Plaid Print Gloves, $19.95, Le Château; Lord & Taylor Pants & Blouse, $69 each, Hudson's Bay; Plaid Belt, $15, Le Château; DLG Plaid Wellies, $49.99, Boathouse; Studded Plaid Loafers, 2 for $20 Ardene