September Must Buy: A Piece of Plaid

September 15, 2011

Whether you opt for something subtle, or bold and bright, now is the time to check off your Monthly Must Buy with a piece of plaid!
September Must Buy: A Piece of Plaid

While it's true that plaid is pretty timeless, it's having a major moment in fashion this fall. Spotted on the runways at Rag & Bone, Junya Watanabe and Thakoon among others, there's never been a better time to add a piece of plaid to your wardrobe, whether in the form of a bold scarf a la Thakoon (above right), or more subtly on a pair of Dolce & Gabbana boots.

Poppy plaid pieces: Plaid Socks by Happy Socks, $14; Big Block shirt by Topshop, $56; Grid Patterned Collar by Eleven Objects, $225; Checked collar by Zara, $35.90.

We like plaid in both its bolder and more subtle forms, depending on our mood. Try wearing a plaid dress-shirt under a bright crewneck sweater, or take a classic school girl skirt and dress it down with a plain white t-shirt. You also might want to consider infusing your great indoor spaces with plaid to give your pad more of a cozy, woodsy feel this fall.

Above: Flannel boyfriend shirt by BDG, $39; Rag & Bone Saami dress, $450; Plaid Wayfarer Sunglasses by DC, $14; Lunet Chair by Anthropologie, $1,698.

Why the current obsession? With so many brands and designers diving head first into plaid, there are more options than ever to try the trend while staying true to your style. Love neon? There is a plaid for you! Only investing in accessories this season? There are plenty of plaid hats, scarves, socks and boots to fill your wardrobe without breaking the bank. You might as well go ahead and say it: We're mad for plaid!

Which plaid piece will you make your monthly must-buy?


  • HilaryWeissman

    over 5 years ago


    The chair reminds me of Juno, but I am def crushing on that Thakoon scarf!

  • Casey Kettleson

    over 5 years ago

    Casey Kettleson

    So I tried on a bunch of flannel shirts this weekend at H&M but couldn't decide... I think I want a super classic one. Oh the difficult decisions we must make in life LOL!

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