Classic Plaids for Fall Transition

Pre-fall's timeless plaid pieces will serve you through the summer and into the fall.

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Michael Kors/Marni
Derek Lam
Classic plaids are the perfect way to transition your summer wardrobe into the fall. At Derek Lam, a sleek collarless coat in subtle grey plaid adds an elegant touch to cropped black trousers and shiny gold oxfords.
Diane Von Furstenberg
Mixed-up checks, plaids and tweeds createed a quirky-chic look at Diane Von Furstenberg, where this boxy checkered jacket was paired with plaid shorts and a sequined blouse.
Stella McCartney
Plaids got a modern new look at Stella McCartney, who layered wide-neck ponchos in dark green plaid over long-sleeve shirts and wide trousers.
Band of Outsiders
Band of Outsiders put a funky spin on traditional plaid patterns by dip-dyeing asymmetrical skirts in darker colors for a moody, ombre effect.
At Dsquared2, the "sexy secretary" look of yore got a fresh update with brightly colored separates and skinny plaid pencil skirts.
Michael Kors
Michael Kors often explores punchy plaids in his Americana-inspired collections, and pre-fall was no exception. Here, a full maxi skirt executed in grey and black plaid.
Marni's funky pre-fall collection gave old-fashioned, granny-style plaids a youthful new look juxtaposed against leather bomber jackets and bright accessories.
Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta explored unusual new layering techniques in his pre-fall collection. Here, the designer tries a short-sleeve plaid shirtdress with smart cropped trousers and a bracelet-sleeve top.
Rachel Roy
We always love Rachel Roy's playful take on modern prep. These bold black-and-white plaid trousers feel classic enough to stay in style well after the season, but still make a statement.
Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang's unique take on classic plaid oriented around a techie, see-through fabric—perfect for transitioning from hot summer weather to cooler temps this fall.
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