Plaid has made a stylish comeback this season — and not in an outdoorsy, lumberjack, grungy, Kurt Cobain kind of way. The pieces sported on fall runways and trickling into retailers currently are polished, but also very avant-garde, giving us a whole new way to wear this classic print. No longer restricted to kilts or button-downs, you can find tartan everywhere from your head to your toes. There’s Joshua Sanders’ bow-embellished felt sneakers if you’re feeling particularly youthful or Lenora’s heeled oxfords if you’re in the mood for some hip adulting. If you need more than accessories to float your checkered boat, cozy plaid ponchos and innovatively tailored coats are in abundance.
The beauty of plaid is that regardless of how wild you go with this print, you’ll always retain a certain level of sophistication due to its widely recognized uniform roots. So, go ahead and try something a bit offbeat. Any plaid piece will mix easily with your everyday basics for a great nine-to-five look, or an evening outfit when paired with the right seasonal accessories. Above, 20 chic plaid pieces to add to your wardrobe for every budget.