My fondness for Fall plaid has no end in sight. Once cooler temperatures hit, so many of my styling choices are built around these gorgeous – and versatile – items. This season, I am taking a slightly different stance on plaid in general, and gravitating toward more tonal plaids and checks (with a few bright exceptions) that easily work back to a darker fall-forward color palette full of gray, blue, and burgundy. These quieter plaids feel less youthful (think more masculine buffalo check or punk inspired tartans) and offer more sophistication and refinement. I also know that these Fall plaids will have better longevity in my wardrobe and provide more versatility to style both up and down. I have already begun infusing some plaid into my Fall forward looks, seen here and here, and hope to continue to do so throughout the season. See below for eight of my current Fall plaid must-haves below!


one  //  Now THAT is a plaid coat you can wear all season. Love it with a mule early in the season and a chunky boot later.

 two  //  These houndstooth mules are the ultimate in refinement.

three  //  Adore this menswear-inspired trench. I would size up and wear it oversized!

four  //  Plaid, flared legs, and raw edges?

five  //  I’ve had these early season favorites on repeat. See here!

six  //  This ruffled wrap dress is a Fall plaid masterpiece.

seven  //  With boots on my mind (see my boot and bootie post here), I had to include an eye-catching plaid number.

eight  //  Wide-leg for the win! Love this exaggerated silhouette!