If winter ever had to pick an official fabric, there’s no doubt that plaid would come through as a surefire winner. Typically consisting of tartan printed multi-coloured checks of woolen or flannel, we’ve come to associate plaid as a winter staple to style on for cosy nights and chilly mornings. Our guide to plaid will show you just how to flaunt the printed favorite this season.

As a skirt

The plaid print looks magnificent when donned on a suave pencil skirt or a flirty pleated one that oozes charm with any look. Team a dark green plaid pencil skirt with a fitted sweater and sensible heels for a work day at the office. Bring out your pleated plaid skirt with Mary Jane heels and a sweatshirt for a lunch with your ladies.

Get the hollister wool skater skirt from ASOS for र1800

As a scarf

As a scarf

A pleasure that only the winter gives us, it’s the perfect time to whip out your plaid scarf! Bundle up with a simple knot of the scarf with both ends in front over a solid coloured tunic and tights. For a different way to work the scarf, tie it in an infinity pattern and wear it with a sweater dress and lace-up boots.

Get the ONLY checked scarf from Jabong for र1295

As trousers

A modern take on the classic print is with a pair of well tailored trousers in tones of green and navy blue. For a casual night at the pub, combine your plaid trousers with a white t-shirt, a leather jacket and ankle boots. If it’s a business meeting that you’re are headed for, pair nude lace-up heels and a silk shirt with your plaid trousers.

Get these pocket check trousers from KOOVS for र1295


As accessories

As accessories

If you are afraid of the print weighing down your look, use a small dose of it in by accessorizing with it. Add a hair bow or a pair of pumps in the signature seasonal print over a solid black look or if you’re feeling exceptionally experimental, clash stripes or polka dots with a plaid print bag.

Get the Dooney & Bourke tartan bitsy bag from Macy’s for र 8481

As a dress

The most effortless style of the lot is by wearing plaid as a dress, the choices for which are aplenty. A dark toned plaid shirt dress can be paired with white sneakers for a busy day on the go. A pleated a-line dress paired with printed tights and high heeled pumps is great for a movie night.

Get the Miss Bennett London check shirt dress from Jabong for र600


As a shirt

As a shirt

When you need your plaid to be versatile, trust a cosy oversized shirt with the print. To add an edge, pair it with gently ripped skinny jeans and ankle boots for a casual date night. For a glamorous take on the shirt, tuck it into a black skater skirt and wear it with opaque tights and heeled boots for a family dinner.

Get The Cotton Company tartan plaid shirt from Amazon for र500

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