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How to Wear Plaid | Fall 2012

Schoolgirl Plaid Gets a Cool-Girl Makeover — 16 Pieces to Shop Now

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Plaid's been a perennial closet staple since our days in school uniform, thankfully it's come a long way since then. With Michael Kors setting the tone for the print's latest incarnation — cool, bold buffalo plaids with a classic, albeit contemporary Americana feel, we're feeling newly inspired to embrace the traditional pattern with a luxe, perfectly seasonal feel. Rather than pleats or punky-feeling buckles with our plaid, we're looking to cozy fabrics and sleeker silhouettes, like a lean pencil skirt or a pair of skinny-fit trousers. We especially love how plaid looks juxtaposed against buttery leather. As far as channeling that quintessential autumnal feel, you can't go wrong with any of these cool-girl plaid staples. Just click on to shop the 16 we're loving right now.

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