4 Fashion Forward Ways To Style Plaid

Originally known as tartan, it’s not hard to imagine that plaid is one of the most recognizable prints in the world.  This season the classic pattern gets a modern makeover in bold colour palates and contemporary silhouettes.

Plaid Sweater Jacket

I love a piece that does double duty.  This sweater jacket can be worn as a coat in milder weather, or as a sweater when the temperatures drop.  Its oversized fit means you can easily add layers underneath and the neutral palate makes it an easy way to inject the print into your existing wardrobe.  A belt is a great way to add a little bling and cinch in the waist to make sure you get a gorgeous silhouette.

Featured Items: Jacket; Aritzia, $250 | Belt; Zara, $39.90 | Hat; Addition Elle, $49 | Earrings; BIKO, $85 | Pants; Addition Elle, $349 | Boots; Zara, $139 | Bag; Ai Seoul, $75 | Turtleneck; Zara, $39.90

The Plaid Suit

Suiting is a great way to try plaid if it’s your first time rocking the print since it’s already a silhouette you’re comfortable wearing.  Elevate the look by pairing the suit with a plaid jacket.  The trick is to keep all items in the same colour scheme and making sure the plaid’s are different sizes.

Featured Items: Coat; Topshop via Hudson’s Bay, $180 | Blazer; Sosken, $498 | Turtleneck; H&M, $29.99 | Pant; Sosken, $250 | Shoes; L’Intervalle, $168 | Bag; H&M, $34.99 | Earrings; H&M, 14.99 |

The Plaid Dress

Plaid is not just for equestrian, it can be sexy too. Styled with a sheer blouse with an oversized bow this dress look is ready for any holiday party, or channel your inner Cher Horowitz and pair it with a white t-shirt.

Featured Items: Blouse; Aritzia, $98 | Dress; Aritzia, $148 | Coat; Aritzia, $428 | Tights; Sheertex, $59 | Earrings; H&M, $14.99 | Bag; L’Intervalle, $158 | Boot; L’Intervalle, $248 | Hair Clips; Ai Seoul, $35

The Plaid Set

Be fashion forward and go with a bold, unexpected hue. The great thing about separates is the amount of mileage you can get.  Wear pieces together for maximum impact, or you can just as easily split them up to wear the bottoms with a turtle neck, or the top with your favourite jeans.

Featured Items: Top; Zara, $49.90 | Skirt; Zara, $79.90 | Earrings; H&M, $5.99 | Bag; H&M, $29.99 | Boots; Zara, $199

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