How To Rock The Plaid Trend This Winter


Plaid is definitely in. It’s a classic pattern that has bad plenty of iterations throughout the years. From the punk of the seventies to the grunge of the nineties to everything in between. Technically plaid is called “tartan”, which is horizontal and vertical bands crossing each other. While it might have become a basic pattern it has a rich history with ties to Scotland and early United States. Now in modern time it’s safe to say that plaid is everywhere. Below are a few of the best ways to rock the plaid trend this winter.

1. Flannel

Obviously you can’t have a plaid clothing list without recommending a flannel. This button down flannel is from L.L. Bean, meaning it’s great quality. This one is going to keep you warm all winter long. It is designed for women but it has a much more relaxed structure, making it almost unisex.

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2. Fitted button down

If you want something a little more tailored this shirt is for you. It’s made of thinner material making it more breathable, perfect to wear on it’s own or to open up and pair with a tank top. This plaid shirt will be perfect for a night at a brewery.

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3. Blouse

If you’re wanting to rock the plaid trend with something a little fancier consider the blouse below. It has a wide neck but the sleeves make it look not too slouchy.

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How To Rock The Plaid Trend This Winter

4. Plaid Dress

This plaid dress for the upcoming season change. While it is a thin strapped, sleeveless dress that just means it’s perfect for layering. You can either put a shirt underneath it or bundle up underneath a slouchy cardigan.

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5. Pants

You can’t forget about pants. Recently more tailored pants have come back in style along with more interesting shades and patterns, including plaid.

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6. Belted Pant

These are definitely swoon worthy. These pants would be perfect for a date or even to wear to work at the office. They’re fitted at the waist with a belt that is made of the same material and pattern as the rest of the pants. But the pants have a looser structure to them, making them flattering for a variety of body types.

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7. Preppy Plaid Skirt

Of course you have to have a plaid skirt on this list. The one below is preppier than the typical school girl looking plaid skirt. The fit is tighter but it would still work with some tights underneath or thigh high boots for winter.

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8. Leather And Plaid Skirt

This plaid skirt is a complete switch up of the typical plaid skirt. The skirt is actually made up of two materials, one with a plaid pattern and the other a faux leather. This would be perfect for a night out because it’s edgy. Pair it with a pair of combat boots and you’re ready for a night on the town.

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9. Shorts

While it is winter that doesn’t mean you have to give up your shorts. Or you could possibly live in a place where it doesn’t get cold at all. If that’s the case these plaid shorts are for you. If you do live somewhere that gets colder weather don’t worry. These plaid shorts would look great with a pair of sheer tights underneath and a cropped sweater on top. It’s very unexpected in the best possible way.

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10. Jacket

You’ll want to make sure you’re bundled up this winter, so look no further than a quality plaid jacket. This plaid jacket is from L.L. Bean and designed to keep you warm all winter long. It even comes with a hood.

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11. Blazer

If you want to incorporate the plaid trend in all aspects of your life consider the plaid blazer below. It’s still preppy and professional but the pattern is delightfully unexpected. You’ll impress everyone in your office, or a potential new boss, when you wear this blazer.

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12. Headband

You’ll need something to keep your hair out of your face when the wind blows this winter. This plaid headband will do just that. It’s cute, practical, simple, but above all it’s a wonderfully unexpected way to wear plaid.

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13. Leggings

You can’t forget about leggings this season. Below are a pair of plaid leggings that will have you absolutely rocking the trend all winter long. They’re high waisted and would even look great worn alone as pants. Or they’d look great under a long tunic.

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14. Socks

If you thought Dr. Martens only made shoes you were wrong. Below are a pair of socks that the infamously punk brand made. While socks can sometimes be just socks these are made with a little higher quality and the print is to die for. These will be perfect with a pair of, obviously, Dr. Martens.

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15. Scarf

Scarves will also be your best friend this season. This blanket scarf can be worn in so many different ways. Some even wrap it around their bodies like a cardigan. No matter how you decide to wear this plaid, blanket scarf, it will definitely look amazing.

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16. Scarf

If you want a smaller, more compact scarf this one is perfect. It’s thick and stylish. Long enough to wrap around your neck and cover your face if you find yourself outside on an especially chilly day outside or even worse a snow storm.

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17. Backpack

You’re going to need someplace to store all of your new plaid clothing while traveling. This backpack from Herschel is like any of their other backpacks. It’s good quality, durable, and above all it’s very stylish. You’ll impress whoever you’re around when you wear this backpack.

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18. Beanie

Last but certainly not least is this fuzzy, plaid beanie. Besides the fact that this will keep you completely warm this winter it’s also incredibly cute. This beanie will go with so many different winter outfits, and even though the little pom pom on top might slightly be over the top it is still subtle enough to go with anything. You’ll get decent mileage out of this plaid beanie.

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Will you be wearing a lot of plaid this winter? Comment below!

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