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Top 10 The Ten Best Plaid Styles

Grab this season's best plaid pieces to complete your look!

Grab this season's best plaid pieces to complete your look!

Everyone knows that fall has a few, very specific seasonal pleasures: Fall foliage, indulging in all the pumpkin-flavored treats your body will allow, taking brisk pre-sunset walks with your nearest and dearest and the return of fall television. One common denominator? You should be wearing plaid for any and all of these activities. If summer is for cotton, then fall is undoubtedly for plaid – so celebrate the season in an (or ideally all) of these fall styles. We've got everything from rain boots to comfy flannel shirts, with some unexpected pieces such as a poncho thrown it, so get ready to feast your eyes on a sea of lines and boxes. To make our picks we used our algorithm, which considers best seller lists, positive user reviews, editorial mentions and more. Happy fall! 

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September 17, 2015

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The Rankings


Sperry Top-Sider Saltwater Rain Boot

Our Score

Why wouldn't you want some plaid on your (super necessary) rain boots? Splash your way happily through the puddles in these boots that are quilted with a microfleece lining to keep your feet warm and dry under any circumstances. 


BDG Olly Flannel Shirt

Our Score

There's a good chance you might already live in this shirt due to the abundance of positive user reviews. It's super soft and cozy but cut slim for a flattering fit – we love it equally for chilling in or going out. 


Étoile Isabel Marant Gabrie Plaid Wool-Blend Coat

Our Score

Come to mama. This eye-catching coat can we worn season after season, and is just begging to be paired with your daily jeans and blouse looks – think neutral colors to let this bad boy stand out. 


Free People Peppy in Plaid Button Down

Our Score

Keep it easy and breezy in this loose, casual top with a bias-cut back and ruffled shirttail hem that turns the classic plaid button-up on its head. It's also got easy to roll sleeves for a casual elegance. 


Old Navy Classic Plaid Flannel Shirt

Our Score

Classic and affordable, we love this Old Navy flannel that's easy on the wallet and the eyes. It comes in a variety of prints, so we suggest you stock up for the fall and hibernate in these all winter long. 


Theory Saiome Plaid Wool Blend Poncho

Our Score

Of course you should have a plaid poncho. Steel yourself against fall's cool breezes in this luxurious piece that is basically a wearable blanket, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. We should all be so comfortable. 


Madewell Oversized Tee in Emporia Plaid

Our Score

Color us unsurprised that Madewell landed two spots on this list – they basically have the corner office when it comes to plaid. We love this casual, oversized tee that's great for weekend excursions and pairing with leggings. 


J. Crew Boyfriend Shirt in Rockport Plaid

Our Score

Beware – your boyfriend very well might want to borrow this one. It's made of supersoft flannel, so even if he does snatch it we're sure you won't mind cuddling and scolding at the same time. 


BB Dakota Ruger Plaid Shift Dress

Our Score

You're never going to get out of a fall plaid list without a good shift dress option! Wonderful for pairing with sheer tights and your favorite pair of fall booties, this easy, casual staple will never go out of style. 


Rails Hunter Long Sleeve Button Down

Our Score

Throw this one on in the morning and forget about everything else. No matter what you pair this slim-fitting and flattering (yet still comfy) button down with, it's always cute. Class dismissed.

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