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10 Chic Ways to Wear a Plaid Skirt This Fall

This preppy staple is the key to your enviable fall ensembles.
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There's no fall outfit staple quite like a plaid skirt. It's incredibly versatile—depending on the style, you can wear a plaid skirt with boots, flats, or even heels for a night out. Plus, a plaid skirt can seamlessly transition from day to night. But what do you pair with this must-have outfit piece? The outfit possibilities are endless: you can channel your inner Cher Horowitz and wear a skirt with a matching plaid blazer, or pair a plaid skirt with a preppy button-down shirt or a cozy oversized sweater.

To give you all of the fall outfit inspiration you'll ever need, we rounded up our 10 favorite ways to style a plaid skirt, with looks ranging from an office-appropriate style to a must-have combination for a night out.

Pair a Plaid Skirt With a Matching Blazer

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It's a Cher Horowitz-approved formula: a chic plaid skirt pairs well with... a coordinating plaid blazer. Look for skirt and blazer sets, like this one by Veronica Beard, to ensure that your combination perfectly matches. Just add a white t-shirt and you're all set.

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A Classic Trench Coat Will Complement Your Plaid Skirt

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A classic trench coat is a foolproof addition to your plaid skirt. The combination makes for a wear-everywhere ensemble that can solve all of your fall and winter fashion dilemmas.

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SHOP NOW: The Cotton Crew in White, everlane, everlane.com, $18.00

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SHOP NOW: Bold Plaid Skirt, Vince Camuto, nordstrom.com, $119.00

SHOP NOW: Oversized Linen Trench Coat, Avec Les Filles, bloomingdales.com, $159.00

A Preppy Collared Shirt and Plaid Skirt Are a Match Made in Style Heaven

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For an added dose of prep, add a classic white button-down to your plaid skirt. You'll achieve an instantly pulled-together look that's appropriate for your workday and after dinner drinks with just a few pieces.

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A Plaid Skirt With All Black Everything Will Never Disappoint

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On the chilliest of days, add a pair of black tights, black flats, and a simple black top to your chic plaid skirt, like this red design, for a warm but still fashionable ensemble.

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Dress Up Your Plaid Skirt With Statement Accessories

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If you're looking to style your plaid skirt for a dressy affair, go big with bold accessories. These glittering silver boots make a serious statement, as does the patterned sweater with exaggerated shoulders.

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Choose a Bright Yellow Shade For Added Appeal

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Don't stray from pops of colors just because you're wearing a classic pattern. Instead, amp up the shades with a bright yellow accent hat and coat, as seen over this yellow and gray plaid ensemble here.

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Don't Be Afraid to Mix In Other Prints

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Plaid is an eye-catching pattern, yes, but that doesn't mean you can't add other prints into your outfit. Pair a plaid skirt with leopard print accessories, as seen here, for even more flair.

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Top Off Your Plaid Skirt With a Seasonal Long Sleeve Shirt

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Since your plaid skirt is making a statement, opt for a subtle seasonal long sleeve shirt on top. Not only does this orange number seamlessly match the pumpkins for that coveted fall Instagram moment, but it lets the skirt shine by remaining a supporting act.

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SHOP NOW: Whisper Cotton Long Sleeve Crewneck Tee, Madewell, nordstrom.com, $29.50

SHOP NOW: Houndstooth Check Button Wrap Skirt, Love,Fire, nordstrom.com, $49.00

Dress It Down With Sneakers and a T-Shirt

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For a more casual ensemble featuring a plaid skirt, opt for a pair of colorful sneakers and a graphic t-shirt.

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SHOP NOW: Highland Plaid Pleated Midi Skirt , VINCE CAMUTO, bloomingdales.com, $74.25

Add High Boots and a Cozy Scarf to Your Plaid Skirt Ensemble

On colder days, you can pair a plaid skirt with high over-the-knee boots for added warmth. Add a cozy oversized scarf, a long-sleeved top and you're ready to take on the chilly temperatures.

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*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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