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How to Wear Plaid

Tips from pros on working the pattern into your fall look


Katrena Luoni, Visual stylist
“It‘s best to wear one plaid item at a time, but the McQ look works because the lines are simple and the print is big. If you have it in you, play it edgy like Gwen Stefani with some ankle-length trousers, killer heels, and a white blouse. Otherwise, go ultra preppy old-school. Think Tommy Hilfiger or Ralph Lauren.”

Emily Durlach, Owner/Buyer, Christian Michi
“Wearing multiple plaid pieces can be great on the runway. In real life, on real bodies, it can be overkill. Pick a top or a bottom. If you want to kick it up, do one more piece, but keep it small—like a clutch or scarf—and don’t match the plaids. This print can be super manly, so pair it with more feminine pieces.”



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Photograph courtesy of McQ by Alexander McQueen

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