How To Wear Plaid During Fall Season

Fashion blogger Lilly Beltran wearing brown plaid pants with a cream mock neck sweater and black pumps for a chic fall outfit

When I think of a fall outfit I instantly think neutral colors, cozy knits and lots of plaid. And by plaid I don’t mean flannels. Eww. There’s just something about flannels I can’t get past.

Here’s the thing with plaids though, like any other busy print, the size and color of it can make a huge difference. Subtle plaids in neutral colors are so chic and can be treated as a neutral print during the cooler months. Whereas big and bold colorful plaids can get tacky real fast.

Tips on how to wear plaid this fall. Lilly Beltran wears plaid crop pants with a  chunky sweater.

Here’s 5 Tips for how to wear plaid this fall

Stick with subtle plaids – We all know that less is more so stick with plaids that are less obnoxious. I prefer plaids & tartan over buffalo print which tends to be too loud and a bit basic. Even windowpane plaid is 10x chicer that buffalo.

Stay with season color scheme – Since we are talking about fall dressing, opt for neutral plaids. Think browns, tans, creams and grays. Even your typical green and navy blue with a touch of red is cute for anything Christmas. You definitely don’t want to be in a pink plaid in November.

Don’t be afraid to do plaid on plaid – When done right, plaid on plaid can be super chic. A matching set is always a yes.

When in doubt, throw on a cozy sweater – There’s nothing a cozy sweater can’t fix during the cooler months. Am I right? Plaid can be a bit tricky if you’re not used to it. Throwing on a chunky sweater with your plaid is as obvious as the LBD when you have nothing to wear. Its basically what you have to know about how to wear plaid 😉

style blogger Lilly Beltran wearing brown trousers and a cream sweater with black pumps and brown leather bag for a fall outfit

I absolutely love this outfit. Super chic and minimal without being basic. This is definitely something I’d wear to a Thanksgiving dinner with family or friends. It’s super chic, comfy and very fall. Plus it doubles as a cute office look as well. Don’t you just love versatile looks!

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Blogger Lilly Beltran wearing a cream high neck sweater with trousers and a brown leather bag.
Street Style blogger Lilly Beltran wearing plaid trousers with a cream chunky sweater and black pumps for a chic thanksgiving outfit idea.

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