14 Plaid Pieces That Are Far From a School Uniform

Your back-to-school wardrobe, redefined

By Taylor Stephan Aug 10, 2018 12:02 AMTags
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True or false: There's something about a classic plaid pattern that makes us all think of back-to-school time.

Listen, we're all for cooler weather and getting reacquainted with our pre-summer routines, but we're less excited about the idea of wearing something that looks like a middle school uniform (no offense). That's not to say we don't like checks, but if we're going to go there, it needs to feel fresh. More grown up and sophisticated, if you will.

We're thinking less pleated knee-length skirts and boxy jumpers and more off-the-shoulder crop tops, slip dresses and more.

Believe us when we tell you these 14 pieces will instantly reinvigorate your adoration for your childhood wardrobe.  Go on, take a look! 

Fitted Blazer

BUY IT: Lovers + Friends Sabra Coat, $248

Fitted Pants

BUY IT: About Us Celine Plaid Pants, $66

Yellow Coat

BUY IT: Lovers + Friends Sabra Coat, $248

Tapered Pants

BUY IT: Zimmermann Cady Tapered Pants, $185

Frilly Skirt

BUY IT: Parker Chris Skirt, $188

Ruffle Overlay Top

BUY IT: BCBGeneration Ruffle Overlay Top, $68

Draped Dress

BUY IT: Rag & Bone Janet Dress, $450

Tie-Front Checked Shirt

BUY IT: EQUIPMENT Keira Tie-Front Checked Cotton-Broadcloth Shirt, $84

Plaid Pants

BUY IT: Know One Cares Plaid Pants, $25

Crop Top

BUY IT: Petersyn Freya Top, $226 

Slip Midi Dress

BUY IT: Vince Plaid Slip Midi Dress, $160

Knit Shorts

BUY IT: St. John Anna Plaid Knit Shorts, $198

Wool-Blend Mini Skirt

BUY IT: ACNE STUDIOS Plaid Intarsia Wool-Blend Mini Skirt, $18

Checked Wool-Blend Coat

BUY IT: Acne Studios Alexa Checked Wool-Blend Coat, $594

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