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These tartan plaid looks epitomize the modern prep style that’s taking center stage in fashion this fall. Reminiscent of a boy’s club, prep-school uniform, but made feminine and stylish with the right accessories and designer touches. Pencil skirts, slim-cut suits, and cigarette pants in rich, deep blues and burgundies are a few of my favorites.
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How to wear this look to the office:
For more conservative offices stick to wearing just one plaid piece at a time. Blazers, pencil skirts or slim pants in a darker subtle wool plaid will give you a sleek look. Pair your plaids with a solid round crew neck sweater or white button down and heels.
For offices with less rules, be bold and wear a full suit in plaid, making sure the cut is current like an ankle or cigarette pant. A tailored fit is key here to avoid looking like you’re wearing your grandpa’s suit! I also love a round midi skirt or kilt with a lace-up heel or high mule to give an edgier, stylish look. Accessorize with chunky gold necklaces or bracelets.
On the weekend:
So many options! Tartan blazers look amazing with jeans or leather pants. Plaid skirts or pants with solid tees. Here you have complete freedom to express your personal style with this fresh, modern prep trend for fall so have fun with it!
Plaid midi skirt at www.tradesy.com
Express Windowpane Pencil Skirt $69 www.express.com
Brooks Brothers Women’s Fleece Tartan Cropped Trouser $158 www.brooksbrothers.com
Nanette Lepore Prep School Slim Plaid Pants, $298 at www.bergdorfgoodman.com