10 Ways To Style Plaid

These Candy Girls show why you need something plaid in your closet. Get inspired by their chic looks and read on to find out how you can join in on the challenge.
by Erin Torrejon   |  Mar 2, 2015
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There are a few closet staples we think every girl should have in their closet, and when it comes to prints, anything in plaid or tartan is an absolute must! So, whether it's a top, pants, dress, scarf, and even accessories, having plaid in your closet is essential. It may not seem like it, but this print is actually really versatile and easy to wear, whatever your personal style may be. That's why this March, we've made it a mission to inspire Candy Girls everywhere to sport any kind of plaid or tartan pieces in their wardrobe. To help you come up with looks, we rounded up 1o different Candy Girls who chose to style their plaid items in different ways, all you need to do is scroll down before to see their looks and learn new tips. After checking out their looks, we invite you to join in on the challenge through Instagram and Twitter all month. Simply post any look of yours sporting ANYTHING plaid and include the hashtags #candyOOTD and #candyplaid. Don't forget to tag us because we'll pick our favorites and post it on our social media accounts. Happy styling!


 1  Take it back to the '90s with an A-line plaid skirt paired with a crop top, chunky sandals, and backpack.

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 2  Going somewhere cold? Plaid is the perfect accent to any simple outfit, so make sure to carry along a plaid scarf in your suitcase.


 3  A dark plaid shirt paired with dark denim shorts and sandals can take you from lunch to errands. Don't forget your sunglasses!


 4  Get that cool, model off-duty look with an oversized plaid top and messy hair!


 5  Go grunge in an instant by tying your plaid button-down around your waist when wearing high-waist pants and a crop top.


 6  For something more sleek and chic, go with a plaid top paired with a white pencil skirt.


 7  Don't be afraid to sport plaid with plaid, just remember to stick to neutrals for your other pieces and avoid pairing pieces in colors that are too contrasting.


 8  Another model off-duty look you can sport is a white tee, denim shorts, and plaid button-down layered over your top or tied around your waist.



 9  Give your black-and-white plaid skirt an update by simply pairing it with a faux fur top and ankle booties.


 10  Got a plaid dress? Just pair it with your flats and your ready for any festive occasion!

Which look did you like best? How do you wear your plaid pieces? Just tweet us @candymagdotcom, tag us on Instagram @candymagdotcom, or leave a comment below! We love hearing from you.

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Erin Torrejon
Former Associate Fashion and Beauty Editor
Resident fashion and beauty girl. I’m a health-nut who devotes cheat days to french fries and other glorious carbs. I live at the beach and I can talk about movies, music,  clothes, and my current beauty obsessions for hours on end. 
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