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


Photo by Ally Rohrmann

2. Emerson College


Photo by Bitsy Skerry

3. Oregon State University


Photo by Kristina McInnis

4. University of Delaware


Photo by Shannon Callery

5. Central Michigan University


Photo by Lex Kelly

6. University of Pittsburgh


Photo by Abbie Dobbertin

7. San Diego State University


Photo by Sydney Sweeney

8. University of Michigan


Photo by Tanvi Kulkarni

9. University of Colorado


Photo by Nikky Zimbrick

10. University of Tennessee


Photo by Ali Kessling

11. University of Delaware


Photo by Marlise Lombardo