What’s that? There’s finally a chill in the air? Time to break out fall’s coziest pattern—plaid. Far from relegated to just flannel, look for plaid in suiting and feminine dresses. This plaid is made to work from 9-5 and then on to cocktails
This jacket takes classic details and gives them a twist with split sleeves. In a unique plaid hue, this Italian wool jacket will be the statement piece that will pair with every neutral you own. Danielle split sleeve double-breasted blazer, $395, available at Market Assembly (Crossroads).
Take the boardroom by storm in a slim cropped pantsuit. Break it up and pair the jacket with denim for a workday to weekend mood. Tart Collection: Silvia jacket, $228, Rian pants $150, available at Design in the City (The Village at Briarcliff and Brookside).
Drop the Waist, Pick Up the Pace
Plaid goes flirty in this ruched mini dress with a dropped waist. With three-quarter length sleeves and a fitted skirt, this gives a fresh spin to the body con look. Navy plaid ruched mini dress, Tanya Taylor, $465, available at Clique Boutique (Prairie Village Shops).
Wrap it Up
A vibrant hand-drawn print takes this 17-inch by 72-inch scarf up a level. It will definitely make a statement with any fall or winter coat. Echo scarf, $45, available at EJ’s Boutique (Hawthorne Plaza).
Step on It
The horsebit detail distinguishes this shoe as a Gucci classic. Black leather trims the blue, white and red check tweed, which pays homage to the trad penny loafer. Gucci Jordaan loafer, $730, available at Halls Kansas City (Crown Center).
It doesn’t get any more iconic than Burberry plaid. Wear it as a fragrance with Brit for Her. It begins with top notes of pear, lime, and lemongrass and finishes with lush notes of vanilla, amber, and tonka bean. Brit for Her eau de parfum, $106, at Ulta Beauty.