5 Ways to Wear the Trendy Print: PLAID

 

Plaid is always a classic and on-trend print, but right now it is more IN than ever! It’s EVERYWHERE. SO if you are a plaid print lover, this is your moment. And, even if you are not, there are ways to incorporate this trendy print into your wardrobe in subtle, simple ways.

Below, I share five easy ways you can wear plaid.

How to wear plaid, styling the trendy print of the season, plaid, 5 ways, including shoes, pants, blazer, coat, scarf and shirt

PLAID COAT | SWEATER | JEANS | BAG | BOOTIES

#1 | Plaid Coat

This look is for those of you who either love plaid or want to try it out in a big way! This plaid coat by Marc New York is surprisingly versatile. I bought a plaid coat last year, and I wore it a ton! This one is a great length, super warm, and easy to layer. I’m wearing it over this cute gray sweater, classic dark wash jeans, western-inspired booties, and a quilted black satchel. It’s a simple, chic, and elegant look but still very classic!

How to wear plaid, styling the trendy print of the season, plaid, 5 ways, including shoes, pants, blazer, coat, scarf and shirt

PANTS | BLOUSE | HEELS

#2 | Plaid Shoes & Pants

This look includes TWO plaid pieces! I’m wearing a pair of ankle strap heels. They are so adorable and a perfect unexpected piece for the office. Next, I’m wearing some bucket waist windowpane tapered trousers. They’re really unique but still feel classic. I paired these with a while lace detailed blouse. If you wanted, you could wear the coat (above) over this look too.

Tip

When wearing prints on prints, pick one color story. In this look, it’s black and white. Then, pick different scales of the print. The pantsheels and plaid coat would work together because the pants are a large print, the heels are a small print, and the coat is a small scale print.

How to wear plaid, styling the trendy print of the season, plaid, 5 ways, including shoes, pants, blazer, coat, scarf and shirt

BLAZER | TOP | JEANS | BOOTIES

#3 | Plaid Blazer

True story…when I looked at the tag on this plaid blazer, I thought it said $398. It’s ONLY $39!! At almost $400, I still thought it was a great dupe for the Veronica Beard blazer I’ve featured before. It’s high quality, has a zip in hooded sweatshirt dickey, it’s flattering and very stylish. You will thank me for this one! Feel free to email me: [email protected] 😉 The jeans I’m wearing are a little hard to get on but they are SO slimming…not kidding, it looks like I lost ten pounds once I got them on! I finished off the look with these affordable peep-toe booties. The color is gorgeous and is very versatile.

Want to see how some other 40+ bloggers style their blazers? Be sure to check out this post.

 

How to wear plaid, styling the trendy print of the season, plaid, 5 ways, including shoes, pants, blazer, coat, scarf and shirt

PLAID BLANKET SCARF | TOP | JEANS | BOOTIES | PLAID COAT

#4 | Plaid Scarf

This is the easiest and most noncommittal way to add plaid to your wardrobe. This is a really chunky, full blanket scarf so it’s very warm. The scarf pairs beautifully with the plaid coat from above. It’s a really chic combination. Make sure you watch my video on how to wear a blanket scarf here.

How to wear plaid, styling the trendy print of the season, plaid, 5 ways, including shoes, pants, blazer, coat, scarf and shirt

SHIRT | JEANS | BOOTIES

BONUS | Plaid Shirt

The last look is this lightweight plaid button-down shirt. What I love about this shirt is that it adds some feminine details to a masculine print. There’s some ruching on the sleeves as well as a subtle bubble sleeve that you can still easily layer. It’s body skimming so it gives you some shape too. I’m wearing it with skinny jeans and black booties. You could also do a honey brown bootie.

More Posts

Make sure you check out this post featuring what to wear to work (inspired by Meghan Markle). Or a video on what shoes you can wear with cropped jeans here. And don’t miss styling animal prints over 40 here.

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  1. I just love your style. Please do more Walmart or Target collaborations. I never knew I could find stylish and fresh pieces at such affordable prices. I bought everything you suggested from your latest Walmart collaboration. I loved the plaid shirt and the black booties are so comfortable. Thank you!

  2. Hi Erin,

    THANKS FOR YOUR ALL YOUR AMAZINGLY DETAILED AND HELPFUL ADVICE. i HAD A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SHOOT RECENTLY FOR BEING INCLUDED AS ONE OF THE TOP GARDEN DESIGNERS IN A LANDSCAPE DESIGN BOOK THAT IS COMING OUT FOR CHRISTMAS 2018 IN aUSTRALIA. gIVEN THAT i AM NORMALLY WEARING WORK BOOTS i LOOKED TO YOUR VIDEOS FOR INSPIRATION OF WHAT TO WEAR FOR THE PHOTO SHOOT. i WAS ABLE TO PUT TOGETHER AN OUTFIT THAT MADE ME LOOK AND FEEL VERY PROFESSIONAL, FEMININE AND CONFIDENT. aLL BECAUSE YOU HAVE EXPLAINED IT WITH YOUR WORDS AND PICTURES SO WELL. tHANKS AGAIN.

  3. Erin, i got the blue plaid jacket with the zip out hoodie from Walmart off your website and it came this morning. I love it! Will go beautifully with my dark navy skinny jeans. Thanks as always for your INSIGHTFUL ideas!

  4. Hi Erin
    I love all the plaid items, especially the coat, BUT each link takes me to Walmar.ca home page and no items to be found. Are these available at Walmart US only?
    Thanks,
    Jackie