Maybe it’s because fall still puts me into a Seventeen magazine back-to-school issue state of mind, but I can’t get the idea of a plaid coat or jacket out of my mind. There’s something so resolutely autumnal about such an item; you can almost hear the crunching of leaves underfoot just looking at these. And they’re more versatile than at first they might appear: you can wear them with all solids, which would be the safest option, or have all sorts of matchy-clashy fun with whatever you put on underneath.
I wish the fur trim here was faux, but I still like this a lot: it’s nicely classic, with a fun twist.
Red and black plaid is a longtime favorite of mine (a passion that was born the year of college I wore nothing but that color combination) and this is so excellently nubby.
I think this cape is just the chicness.
The tuxedo vibe here appeals.
The print here is so subdued you could wear it with just about anything.
And yet I like the loudness of this option too.
A truly great plaid, and I love the collar on this jacket.
Who doesn’t need a Barbour rain poncho?
I’m also a big fan of windowpane check, and the one here is pretty great.
You can’t beat this classic buffalo plaid.
Here’s something similar, but a little cheaper.
I think I may really need this.