Feeling plaid, part 1

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Plaid is having quite a moment this fall, and I’ve decided I’m way on board with this: there’s no more versatile print (except for stripes) and you can get up to all sorts of matchy-clashy fun with it. This shirt probably should have been in my Houndstooth post, but alas, I did not discover it in time.

I love the nubby texture of this scarf.

And the yellow accents on this blazer are really good.

This skirt is so much of what I want in a skirt: a straight silhouette with a little bit of give, and an easy, wearable print.

The sleeves on this silk shirt are so excellently slouchy.

A fun take on the moto jacket: I’d wear it with a black-and-white striped tee underneath.

The kind of blazer you can throw on with the most boring ensemble and totally feel like you’ve created a look.

The print on this coat is so small that you could pair it with any other pattern, really.

A pretty, feminine take on the plaid top.

A very well-priced blazer.

The pairing here of the bomber shape and the tie-neck is so inspired.

 


Just a good, menswear-inspired coat.

I do love a windowpane plaid, I think because the first big fashion purchase I ever made for myself was an Anna Sui windowpane plaid miniskirt suit in about 1989.

I like the frayed hem on this shirt, and the cool color combination.

I showed you the pinstripe version on this Nili Lotan blazer last week, but the plaid is too good not to share as well.

A perfect coat for kicking around on the weekend.

And this trench couldn’t be a whole lot more classic.

A pair of perfectly snappy trousers that I’d wear with pointy-toed ankle boots and a big red turtleneck.

The cut of this dress is flowy and sweet, but also appealingly clean-lined.

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13 Thoughts on Feeling plaid, part 1
    Amy
    10 Oct 2018
    9:45am

    Went to see a Star is Born yesterday. It’s everything I wanted it to be and then some. Enjoy!

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    AC
    10 Oct 2018
    9:52am

    Thanks for the plaid!
    Old Navy has a great plaid trouser (skinny ankle pant) for 1/10th the price of your option.

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    Joannawnyc
    10 Oct 2018
    9:55am

    Snappy plaid pants are on my MUST list this fall!

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    Kate Bressand
    10 Oct 2018
    10:21am

    MAJOR SPOILER ALERT! A Star is Born is so insanely good—don’t read that article unless you’ve already seen the movie! You definitely don’t want to have the ending blown before you see it. I can’t wait to see it again!

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      Darcy
      10 Oct 2018
      3:23pm

      Agree. that advice came too late for me.

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      AC
      11 Oct 2018
      2:15pm

      Listened to Sandra Bernhard on Sirius radio on Monday and she spoiled the ending. Why must people do that!?

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    Kate Bressand
    10 Oct 2018
    10:25am

    MAJOR SPOILER ALERT! Don’t read that A Star is Born article unless you’ve already seen it. And if you haven’t seen it—go today! It’s SO good! I can’t wait to see it again

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    Viajera
    10 Oct 2018
    11:24am

    Me too (feeling the plaid)!!! Most of these are too tasteful for me though. Hmm.

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    Kirstjen
    10 Oct 2018
    12:10pm

    Love that first houndstooth blouse!

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    Kathi
    10 Oct 2018
    1:10pm

    I am also feeling the plaid (& houndstooth)! Thank you for the blazer recs, they are hard to find since most are sold out. Looking forward to part 2.

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    c.w.
    10 Oct 2018
    1:14pm

    The majority of the dresses I wore in elementary school were plaid. Mother loved a plaid dress––particularly if there was a scratchy petticoat attached. I’m still working through my anxiety over those plaid dresses. I will wear a good plaid flannel shirt so I’m not hopeless!

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    Rebecca
    10 Oct 2018
    1:33pm

    I love plaid, especially a windowpane pattern. I have a pair of Banana Republic’s sloan pants in plaid that I wear all of the time..
    and of course, I wore a LL Bean plaid shirt over my punk rock t-shirts all the time as a teenager (oh, the 90s….)

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    Mamavalveeta03
    12 Oct 2018
    8:49pm

    Ive been eyeing a navy plaid wool coat by Vince, and so I love the coats you’ve featured. Luckily, I suddenly remembered that I have a gorgeous wool plaid coat that I got on-sale at Madewell. Money saved! Cha ching!

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