Sweater: H&M | Pants: H&M | Bag: YSL
You might have already noticed that plaid is here to stay for fall and winter. It’s become widely available in so many different styles from grunge to menswear-inspired looks that your options for outfits are endless. To style plaid can feel tricky with the multi-colored checks, but H&M makes it easy with their unwavering selection of fashion goods.
When experimenting with new trends, I love to search for pieces that are subtle so that I can pair them with simpler things in my wardrobe. However, the absolute best way to test trickier outfits is to try them on, which is great because H&M’s fall collection is available online and in stores now.
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To get you started on plaid, I’ll be sharing a few of my go-to outfit combinations this fall:
Plaid Pants + Chunky Knits
One combination that you can never go wrong with plaid trousers and chunky knits. It’s a polished look can be worn at the office or for a casual lunch date with friends or business partners. Stick with a similar color scheme. Gray and pink is a palette that leans softer and more romantic – the perfect way to tone down a strong masculine piece. If you’re really into vintage style plaid, add a cotton button up and a newsboy cap or beret. These pants can go either way. I love how sophisticated and structured they look.
Plaid Skirt + Simple Blouse
This season, plaid has gone beyond trousers and blazers and now into skirts. I find myself gravitating towards plaid minis with fun accents like buttons, an asymmetrical hem, or pleats. If mini skirts aren’t your thing, you’ll be happy to hear that there are tons of pencil skirt options that look just as chic. H&M’s blouse game doesn’t fall short of surprises, so you can quickly find a cute top for your plaid skirt. Whether you’re a t-shirt kind of girl or you’re into ruffles and billowy sleeves, a simple-colored blouse will be the ideal match for your skirt.
Plaid Blazers + Mini Skirt
The plaid blazer was a key piece we saw all over street style photos this season – and there’s good reason why. They’re simple yet can help you look pulled together no matter what you’re wearing. H&M offers really budget-friendly plaid blazers that can help you achieve that ultimate it-girl look. Plaid blazers look especially chic when worn with a mini skirt whether you’re going for a denim, leather, or vinyl piece.
Plaid Coat + Anything
To style plaid coats, don’t think twice. If you’re hesitant about all other plaid items, you can count on a coat to be your introduction piece. Plaid can easily be found on trench coats or something cozier like wool or boucle. Regardless of which fabric and style you favor, plaid outerwear works for all occasions and all pairings.