Plaid has always been an autumn staple. Whether seen on holiday inspired purses, fall-weather flannels or in Clueless-inspired Halloween costumes, it’s clear that this signature print isn’t going anywhere. Both high and low-end retail stores carry this bold pattern making it easy for anyone to pick up a few accessories. Whether you have a preppy style or an edgier one, tartan is compatible with any Fashionista’s favorite fashion-forward basics.
I spotted this Fashionista on her way to class during one of Syracuse’s chillier mornings. Her crisp white sweater, a summer staple, was easily transitioned to the cooler fall weather with the right accessory pieces. To create contrast, this Fashionista added a pair of leather-paneled leggings with matching black booties. Of course, this look wouldn’t be complete without her plaid blanket scarf. The oversized accessory really brings her minimalistic outfit to the next level by providing a pop of fall color. Not only does it keep her neck warm as the day gets colder but it also is a trendier option than a simple monochrome scarf. She amped up her accessories by adding this matching red Longchamp cross-body bag and a few chunky bracelets. Her glasses, with their blue-mirrored lenses, provide a twist to her overall classic look. To tie it all together, this Fashionista added an oversized army green jacket, which again, compliments the colors in her standout scarf.
How To: To copy her look, grab fancy pair of leggings, a basic sweater or T-shirt and reach for your favorite plaid accessory. Whether a scarf, flannel or bold bag, the tartan trend will last all winter long.