The Mommy Stylist

Go mad for plaid with these 10 trendy fall fashions

Go mad for plaid with these 10 trendy fall fashions

banana republic plaid trench
Look forward to rainy days, thanks to this cute trench. ($175/Banana Republic) Photo courtesy of Banana Republic
zara checked trousers
A silky button-down and a pair of pumps or booties make these trousers office-ready. ($35.90/Zara) Photo courtesy of Zara
zappos Michael Stars Plaid Fedora
Show your style even on bad hair days with an on-trend fedora. ($34.99/Zappos) Photo courtesy of Zappos
H&M green plaid shirtdress
With brown leggings and ankle boots, this shirt dress, in one of the hottest colors of the year, will make the other moms green with envy. ($29.95/H&M) Photo courtesy of H&M
bloomingdales Aqua Blazer - Plaid
You always look put together in a fitted blazer. ($118/Bloomingdales) Photo courtesy of Bloom
target Women's Fia Rain Boot - Gray
Pair these rain boots with leggings or skinny jeans for a stylish ensemble that lasts long after the clouds disappear. ($29.99/Target) Photo courtesy of Target
zara check print skirt
Get into Mad Men mode with this 1950s-inspired skirt. ($89.90/Zara) Photo courtesy of Zara
nordstrom Michael Stars 'Ragged Plaid' Scarf
A pretty scarf is both stylish and functional. ($38/Nordstrom) Photo courtesy of Nordstrom
H&M plaid cotton shirt
We can't decide which we like more: the color combination or the oversized pattern. ($24.95/H&M) Photo courtesy of H&M
topshop MINI TARTAN DUFFLE BAG
Purple adds an unexpected touch in this functional plaid handbag. ($60/Topshop) Photo courtesy of Topshop
banana republic plaid trench
zara checked trousers
zappos Michael Stars Plaid Fedora
H&M green plaid shirtdress
bloomingdales Aqua Blazer - Plaid
target Women's Fia Rain Boot - Gray
zara check print skirt
nordstrom Michael Stars 'Ragged Plaid' Scarf
H&M plaid cotton shirt
topshop MINI TARTAN DUFFLE BAG

This fall, plaid isn't just for private school uniforms and lumberjacks. Designers have infused the pattern into pieces worn from head to toe, including hats, shirts, jackets, dresses, skirts, accessories — even shoes. 

If you want to add some excitement to your fall wardrobe, plaid can be a quick — and on-trend — fix. Wear it conservatively or radically, casual or dressy. And because it's a classic, you don't have to worry about it being too busy.

To keep it chic and sophisticated, pair plaid with some of the season's other hot trends, such as over-the-knee boots, moto jacket or structured bag.