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Plaid is #RAD—11 Ways To Wear Plaid That Are Anything But Basic

Plaid is about as “basic girl in fall” as pumpkin spiced lattes and Instagramming photos of leaves.

But there is a reason this pattern is so popular among Fashionistas—and it isn’t just because it garners a lot of double taps. Plaid is super versatile and one pattern that you can incorporate into your wardrobe regardless of your personal style.

Consider yourself a grunge babe? The flannel around your waist is totally calling your name. More of a preppy lady? I see that plaid scarf you have paired with your riding boots.

Check out (see what I did there?) these 11 images captured by our CollegeFashionista Style Gurus that show when it comes to fashion, plaid is anything but basic this fall.

1. Providence College

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Photo by Ally Rohrmann

2. Emerson College

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Photo by Bitsy Skerry

3. Oregon State University

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Photo by Kristina McInnis

4. University of Delaware

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Photo by Shannon Callery

5. Central Michigan University

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Photo by Lex Kelly

6. University of Pittsburgh

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Photo by Abbie Dobbertin

7. San Diego State University

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Photo by Sydney Sweeney

8. University of Michigan

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Photo by Tanvi Kulkarni

9. University of Colorado

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Photo by Nikky Zimbrick

10. University of Tennessee

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Photo by Ali Kessling

11. University of Delaware

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Photo by Marlise Lombardo