Alexander Mcqueen bias cut fit/flare plaid dress. Elle.com
Alexander McQueen bias cut fit/flare plaid dress – elle.com

Call it schoolgirl chic if you want to, but Real Women do wear Plaid.

How can we ever tire of  throwing on a plaid shirt over a pair of leggings or jeans as soon as the weather starts to cool.  It’s such a cozy staple.

Photo - Garance Doré
Photo – Garance Doré

An obvious call for weekend wear or casual engagements, although cute skirts, and a bit of pattern on shoes or bags can offer a new chicness that’s hard to ignore.

Stella McCartney Bag
Stella McCartney Bag
Elle.com  Gryphon Fall-2013
Gryphon  pant – elle.com

But is plaid too prim?  Hardly. Not with the modern take on tartan cropped jackets and separates. There might be something irresistibly naughty about a tartan

Reem Acra from Elle.com
Reem Acra Dress – elle.com

baby-doll dress that skims the body in a quietly seductive way.

There’s nothing old-school about that! 

Even the scotty dogs are looking

pretty good now!

Current-Elliott Jeans
Current-Elliott Jeans.  Elle.com
boucle jacket - elle.com
boucle jacket – elle.com
Phillip Lim Sweater
Phillip Lim Sweater – elle.com
marc by Marc Jacobs.  Elle.com
marc by Marc Jacobs – elle.com
Theory pant
Theory pant – elle.com
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