This month’s article revolves around an essential print needed in every closet. The plaid dress is the perfect easy going look found at Trend Boutique. The darker colors match the bitter cold that is upon my fellow Cincinnatians. Plaid dresses have been taking over my shopping bags lately. These pieces can be dressed up or down with a simple pair of booties, like our Fashionista is sporting, or Steve Madden kicks. Booties or kicks, this look can be worn all year round, and I think that is what I love most about it.

Adding accessories is also important. The beige leather satchel is paired nicely with the darker shade of the booties. I want to take a few sentences to praise the fringe added to the side of the shoes. Fringe has been taking over all things, from handbags to jewelry and displayed on these ankle boots. I loved this overall look so much that I went out and bought one for myself—keep reading to get yours!

How To: If you want to match this Fashionista’s look, it is almost effortless. A lot of chain stores are stocked with plaid dresses. You can find inexpensive ones at Forever 21, H&M and Madewell. For more expensive pieces, scroll through pages of NET-A-PORTER and Bloomingdale’s. From online shops to local boutiques, cute satchels can be found basically everywhere. If you are in need of a splurge, Gilt Groupe carries the chicest crocodile embossed leather bag. This Fashionista found her fringed booties at Target and brands like Y’s Yves Saint Laurent carry more expensive pairs.