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4 plaid pieces to instantly update your fall closet

It’s not quite time to start back-to-school shopping (yet!), but we couldn’t help but share more of this chic fall trend. This season, it’s all about mixing plaids with prints, stripes and even other tartan items. Grab anything checked: a shirt, jacket, skirt or otherwise, and mix it into your fall wardrobe rotation, immediately.

 

Get belted
The classic plaid shirt gets a feminine update with a self-tie belt. Feeling girly? Tie it in a bow and throw on a flowery skirt. In a grunge mood? Knot it and toss on skinny black pants.
 

Belted Plaid Shirt, $12, forever21.com 
 
Major mini
Who knew chiffon and plaid went so well together? Embrace your tartan side and go for a checkered mini. Layered tees or a pretty blouse top it off. Skip the knee-socks or risk the highland look.
 

Plaid Chiffon Double-Layered Shirred Waist Skirt, $42, americanapparel.com
 

Perfect pair

Your shoedrobe just got way more fun. A gingham wedge with a peeptoe updates your basic cuffed jeans to quirky-cool. 
 

Cocoa Dust Wedge in Picnic, $70, modcloth.com

 

Jacket fever
Make a statement with an all-over plaid coat. Khaki trenches suddenly seem so boring, right?
 

BY KARA GELBER ON 7/12/2011 12:00:00 PM

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