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Mad for Plaid

I know, I know… Suggesting plaids for fall is not exactly earth shattering. In fact, some might say it’s the autumnal equivalent of the infamous “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking” scene from The Devil Wears Prada.

But stick with me here…

This fall, though, there are so many interesting variations of plaid. We aren’t confined just to the traditional plaid shirt. For instance, we know have clever options like a ruffled plaid top, a drop-waist ruffled hem plaid dress, a zippered popover plaid flannel shirt, and even a plaid beanie!

So, take a chance and get creative with how you wear plaid this fall.

24 Darling Plaid Pieces

Here are 24 darling plaid items to get you started with this fall favorite…

Wearing Plaid Styling Tip

As you can tell from my outfit, traditional plaid shirts and shirt dresses aren’t dead! Indeed, they are still going strong this season. But they can be easily updated by how you style it.

My favorite styling tip to try with plaid this season is the bandana. Whether you tie it around your neck like a choker necklace or tie it around your wrist as a bracelet, the bandana works perfectly with plaid! My favorite sources for bandanas are J.Crew and Madewell.

A Few Final Notes About My Look

First, did you notice how inexpensive this shirt dress is? For less than $100, I had to pick it up. While the plaid embraces the autumn season, the short sleeves and dress length make it great for this transitional weather in the south.

Next, if you’re looking to do a casual cool plaid look, try at least two of these three accessories: a bandana, a baseball cap, and/or sneakers. If you try this, I guarantee you will feel comfortable and look cool all day!

Finally, we’d love to hear your thoughts on how you plan to wear plaid this fall! So, which piece is your favorite? And how do you like to wear your plaid?

Let us know. And have a great day.

Photos by Traci Ling

Details of My Look


  1. Jenn Lake says:

    Loving these fall vibes! So excited to see more pics of this look! Happy Wednesday!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Jenn!

  2. Nina says:

    This look is so adorable on you! And, of course, the walls are a perfect backdrop.

    xx Nina

    1. Carrie says:

      Hey big thanks, friend! Always makes me smile to hear from you!

  3. Emily says:

    Love this shirt dress! Looks great with the scarf 🙂


    1. Carrie says:

      Hey thanks a bunch! That’s my favorite way to wear it.

  4. Jane says:

    Love this plaid shirtdress! You look so cool!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      So nice! Thanks, Jane.

  5. Bella B says:

    Oh hey girl, I just love this wall for one. Two I just adore you in so many ways I can’t even describe and 3 I love that dress its so cute!!!
    I am such a big fan of you girl. MISSING YOU!!

    1. Carrie says:

      I MISS YOU!!!

      And thank you.

  6. Sheri says:

    Hi Carrie,
    Very cute look 🙂 I especially like your shoes. One day….


    1. Carrie says:

      Seriously worth it. I wear them ALL THE TIME. Save up, and I’ll keep you posted on sales.

  7. Ahh you know I love this dress! So soft and easy to wear! I especially love all your plaid picks! I need that lace-up on the bottom row!!

    xoxo Amanda
    The Miller Affect, a Fashion Blog by Amanda Miller

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes, that top is totally you! Love ya, chica.

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