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Stylish Plaid Combos for 2023

January 15, 2023

One of the trends that will rule in 2023 is plaid and all its variations. From traditional red and black to gingham, buffalo check and houndstooth, try different styles to see what suits you best. If you want to incorporate the plaid print into your wardrobe but you need to know how, I've got you covered.

Mix and match

Plaid is a versatile pattern that can be paired with other patterns, such as stripes, checks or florals, for a bold and eclectic look. Opt for a knitted maxi skirt in plaid and style it with a ckecked balzer in the same color palette as these beautiful pastel colors.


Acne Studios, GINGHAM JUMPER, $420

RAVE REVIEW, Ayla asymmetric tasseled patchwork checked cotton skirt, $316

Plaid on plaid

Size does matter.. so if the plaid lines are large they will not match with another print like striped which has smaller size of lines, this choice will affect the balance of your Look. However, if the clothes have the same print, such as a plaid top with thin lines and plaid skirt with thick lines, as in this case different forms of the same print are combined.

Photographer : Hans Neumann

Source Unknown, Brushed Plaid Shacket, Black & Yellow, $133

MARNI, Checked wool trench coat

Have fun with layering

Play with layering: Layer a white shirt under a houndstooth coat and complete with a checkered pattern in the same tones for a bold and super-stylish look.

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ASOS, Pieces flared pants in pastel blue plaid, $28.05

All time classic

You can use plaid as an accent on a piece of clothing, in this case the blazer. A plaid jacket is a great starting point that you can easily style with jeans and sneakers for a casual morning appearance. If you want to go one step further, add an animal-printed turtleneck for extra glam!

Photo: The Urban Spotter


Accesorize it

Incorporate plaid accessories: If you're hesitant to wear plaid clothing, you can still add the pattern to your wardrobe by incorporating plaid accessories, such as a scarf, necktie, or handbag.

Andy&Evan, Pastel Plaid Tie, $10.00

Acne Studios, PLAID CASHMERE SCARF, $420

Plaids & Stripes

Plaid pants can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. For a more formal look, pair them with a blazer and heels, or for a casual look, pair them with a simple t-shirt and sneakers. For a more advance look, opt for a striped printed top that complements perfectly the whole look. The trinity of these different prints are a match made in heaven!

H&M, Double-breasted Wool-blend Coat, $219.00

&OtherStories, Relaxed T-Shirt, $29

Acne Studios, CHECK TROUSERS, $420

Whether you're looking to add a touch of classic elegance to your wardrobe or want to make a bold fashion statement, plaid is a great choice. So, set the goal for the new year to get out of your comfort zone and add some plaid pieces to your wardrobe in the coming year!

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