You know it's a great day when you actually have the time and energy to put together a well-styled look. But there are many mornings when that's just not the case (e.g., Mondays). As a result, it's key to have a few styling tricks up your sleeve to master that sleek and cool vibe with little to no effort. Fortunately, one of this fall's biggest trends lends itself incredibly well for those days when you need to toss on something for an instantly polished look. As we first spotted on the runway at shows like Balenciaga, as well as on the street during fashion week, plaid has been completely re-imagined this season in the form of unique dresses, forward-feeling suits, and everything in between.
The beauty of this print is that it's inherently sophisticated because of its classic vibe—and it can easily work with all of your everyday basics to create a polished, last-minute outfit. We suggest wearing a plaid blazer with a white blouse, black trousers, and heels for an instant nine-to-five look—or go for a check-print dress with your classic ankle boots for client drinks. Done and done.
Interested in checking out how to wear plaid this season? Go on to check out our favorite street style moments and shop our favorite check-print picks, too.
This is the jacket all the fashion girls have.
A flared trouser in the check print would look great with a slim turtleneck for the office.
We love this alternative silhouette—not your average blazer.
You can still master this trend by selecting a style that has a touch of the pattern, like this Acne Studios skirt.
Try a casual checked shirt with jeans for a sophisticated (yet cool) weekend look.
If you really want to go for it—try the trend in a bold red hue.
This is a classic that will never go out of style.
You'll wear this to the office all the time.
You can wear this as is—or with a blouse or sweater layered underneath.
This skirt is so festive for the season.