The Power Of Plaid: Six Non-Grungy Pieces That Will Help You Master Autumn Dressing

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Milan Fashion Week AW18 street style

Cher Horowitz approved plaid has taken over this season

Whether you prefer wearing it from head to toe or approaching cautiously with one single statement piece, plaid has been updated for autumn/winter 18 with bold new colours, oversized lines, and quirky cool combos (like being mixed with floral prints). Of course, if grandpa-style plaid isn’t your thing, fear not. The timeless print is especially making a comeback by way of accessories, which is a fun way to incorporate it into your daily outfits. Here are six non-grungy plaid pieces that will help you master autumn dressing.

Elena Ghisellini

Elena Ghisellini Angel S plaid tote,

Defined by its gunmetal-woven handle, the Angel bag includes a detachable strap and tassels, while its leather exterior is finished with tartan-patterned fabric for a distinctive look typical of the Italian label.


Beaufille Galileo ruffled plaid cotton and silk-blend voile tunic,

This Galileo tunic has been cut from lightweight cotton and silk-blend voile that’s smocked at the ruffled collar, cuffs and waist. Style yours as a mini dress with a pair of cowboy boots and you’ll be ticking off two autumn trends in one.

Gabriela Hearst

Gabriela Hearst Lisa plaid wool-blend trousers,

One of the first pieces to stride out on Gabriela Hearst’s AW18 runway, these colourful checked trousers are a fine example of the New York-based label’s impeccable tailoring. Team them with a white blouse and mules for a striking work-week ensemble.

Tory Burch

Tory Burch Glenn plaid tote,

The perfect piece to brighten up any look, Tory Burch’s Glenn plaid tote is made from orange, black and white ecru wool and features top handles, an internal zipped pocket and an open top design.


Burberry patchwork checked cotton trench coat,

Burberry’s trench coat is patterned with a mixture of classic checks inspired by archival piece. It can be worn open over a white short or try knotting the extra long belt to cinch the loose shape.


Monse plaid off-the-shoulder jacket,

Monse’s dynamic off-the-shoulder jacket is perfectly in tune with the season’s hybrid mood. The deconstructed plaid design features an exaggerated draped panel that leads to an asymmetrical hemline and is cut with an off-the-shoulder neckline.

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  • By Gracie Stewart