Maybe it was being a schoolgirl in the 90’s, but nothing reminds me more of fall more than a beautiful, crisp plaid. I was absolutely thrilled when I saw this classic print hit the runway last spring. Plaid and checks are so easy to wear. They’re sophisticated and tailored, but still fun and full of personality.

This season, we’re still seeing a lot of pattern mixing; and, of course, plaid on plaid makes a great duo. Whether it’s a statement dress, a casual button-down, or a pair of skinny jeans, plaid is the must-have print this season!

Curious about the pop-culture history of plaid and checks? I love this timeline put together by the team at Kate Spade.

// Trend Spotted: Plaid for Fall by Modern Eve

(No. 1) Free People Venitia Ruffled Plaid Maxi Dress at Nordstrom, $168; (No. 2) Samira Plaid Wool Leather Coat from Club Monaco, $389; (No. 3) Alice + Olivia Box Pleat Skirt and Kidman Open Box Jacket at SHOPBOP, $297, $484 (No. 4) Karen Millen Plaid Collection Dress at Bloomingdale’s, $350(No. 5) Equipment Reese Silk Shirt at Nordstrom, $248(No. 6) Joe Fresh Tartan Scarf at JCPenney, $16(No. 7) Marc by Marc Jacobs Abigail Lenora Lenticular iPhone 5 Case at SHOPBOP, $42(No. 8) Marc by Marc Jacobs Holographic Leopard Plaid iPhone 5 Case at My Wardrobe, $48(No. 9) Plaid Chiffon Top from MANGO, $35(No. 10) MSGM Checkered Plaid Coat at Les Nouvelles, $537(No. 11) Wilfred Free Rollinson Blouse at Aritzia, $95(No. 12) Petite Enzyme Check Mock Dress from TopShop, $72(No. 13) Joie Day Dreaming Plaid Loafers at SHOPBOP, $185(No. 14) Charles Philip Lana Tassel Plaid Flats from SHOPBOP, $168(No. 15) Milly Plaid Sweater at Nordstrom$375(No. 16) Plaid to Help Dress from ModCloth, $68(No. 17) See by Chloé Tartan Straight-leg Jean at Madewell, $280 on sale(No. 18) 7 For All Mankind Plaid Skinny Jean at Saks Fifth Avenue, $198(No. 19) Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Nylon Aimee Plaid Mini Natasha Bag at SHOPBOP, $168(No. 20) Natasha Couture Tweed Clutch at Nordstrom, $58(No. 21) Chelsea Double Platform Pump from Cole Haan, $130 on sale(No. 22) Alice + Olivia Drake Studded Plaid Canvas Smoking Slipper at Saks Fifth Avenue, $295(No. 23) Check Bomber Jacket from MANGO, $60.


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