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6 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Plaid Right Now

Here's how to wear plaid 6 ways inspired by your favorite celebs.
Now that we're well into Fall, you might be tiring of wearing the same pieces over and over again. I have my favorite plaid shirts on repeat, but I'm always looking for new ways to style these wardrobe essentials. Turning to our celebrity streetstyle stars for inspiration, here are 6 fresh ways to wear plaid right now for fall and winter that will have you excited about this checked print for months to come - plus a few new pieces you'll want to shop, too (everything's under $100)!

1. The Plaid Shirtdress

Alessandra Ambrosio wears a plaid shirtdress and fur vest.
Try your favorite flannel in dress form like Alessandra Ambrosio. Topped with a fur vest and paired with warm tights and ankle boots, this is a boho look that's practical, feminine and easy to wear for so many occasions.

Get the Look: Ammalyn Shirtdress at Nordstrom, Merona Plus-Size Shirtdress at Target, Faux Fur Vest

Alessandra Ambrosio Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews

2. With White Jeans

Eva Longoria wears a plaid shirt and white jeans.
Give white jeans the "winter" treatment with a cozy plaid shirt. Here Eva Longoria is wearing hers with flip flops but I'd swap them out for tan ankle boots, like this pair (own and LOVE). Add a vest and scarf for added warmth.

Get the Look: Roxy Plaid Shirt, ASOS Curve Plus-Size Plaid Shirt, Caslon White Skinny Jeans

Eva Longoria Photo Credit: Survivor, PacificCoastNews

3. Unexpected Shoes

Taylor Swift wears a plaid shirt and patent loafers.
You expect to see plaid with boots, but I love how Taylor Swift chose to pair her plaid with black jeans and patent loafers, giving this look a chic, refined edge.

Get the Look: SARTO by Franco Sarto Penny Loafers

Taylor Swift Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

4. Rocker-Chic Moto Jacket

Doutzen Kroes wears a leather jacket and plaid shirt.
For a model off duty look, pair your plaid with all black extras, starting with the perfect moto jacket and ripped skinnies. It's Downtown and so right for day or night.

Get the Look: Blank NYC Moto Jacket, Plus-Size Moto Jacket

Doutzen Kroes Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

5. Paired with a Parka

Kendra Wilkinson wears a plaid shirt, ripped black skinny jeans and a fur trim parka.
This ski-lodge chic look spotted on Kendra Wilkinson was one of my most popular celebrity posts last season, and it's still on-point today! The classic combination of a parka and plaid, plus dark jeans and ankle boots, makes it the perfect winter go-to ensemble for the city or the country.

Get the Look: H&M Parka, Plus-Size Parka (40% off!), Black Skinny Jeans

Kendra Wilkinson Photo Credit: jmx /

6. A Statement-Making Plaid Coat

Nicky Hilton wears a red plaid coat and moto boots.
Bundle up with an amazing plaid coat! This makes such a statement on its own that you can keep the rest of your look simple, like the always stylish Nicky Hilton.

Get the Look: Madden Girl Plaid Coat (Plus-Size here)

Nicky Hilton Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

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