Haute & Cool: Keep It in Check!


What better way to prepare for fall than to embrace the power of plaid? The distinguished pattern has become impossibly chic. Just check out the Paris runway shows or Rihanna’s latest look. You will see the iconic check has undergone quite a style evolution.

Of course, there is a lot for the choosing. Whether in gingham, houndstooth or buffalo check, plaid is definitely more colorful. The most modern looks were bright, patterned combinations of mid-length skirts, layered separates, and exaggerated outerwear.

You will see new shapes emerging in all of the above. Not ready to be the center of everyone’s attention? Simply adding accessories in chic black-and-white tartan provides an instant update. So let’s elevate this season by keeping our checks in balance!

Allyson Burkhardt is the founder of Let’s Get Dressed! Image & Style Services. Visit her on the web at letsgetdresseddc.com.

ALEXA CHUNG
Tailored Midi-Coat
$686
Farfetch

DIOR
Ballet Flat in Tartan
$890
Dior.com

MARA HOFFMAN
Arabella Dress
$1,295
Moda Operandi

TORY BURCH
Plaid Tote
$398
Tory Burch Georgetown

TOPSHOP
Belted Skirt
$75
Nordstrom

SMYTHE
Hunting Jacket
$895
Nordstrom

RAG & BONE
Camile Plaid Shirt
$325
Rag & Bone Georgetown

STINE GOYA
Patchwork Sweater
$310
Shopbop

MADEWELL
Woven Pouch
$29.50

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