Rita Ora

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Predicting style trends can be tricky business. Sometimes the fashion powers that be are dead on, and sometimes they fully miss the mark. As these series of shots indicate, the "plaid is hot for fall" call was correct. Here are some of our most and least favorite examples to date.

Rita Ora isn't much for moderation, as this Moschino look proves. The red-patterned tux makes the "R.I.P." singer look like an insane Scottish groom! We could deal with the pants or jacket worn solo, but the three piece plaid pairing is way too much.

Julianne Hough


For some contrast, here's Julianne Hough in a single checked item. This wide gingham aka lumber jack plaid is among our favorites. It reminds us of cozying up next to a campfire...in our skinny black jeans and sky high leather booties! We still approve of the CBGB star's look, even if it's better in Montana than West Hollywood. 

Katy Perry

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Back in crazy town we have Katy Perry in the world's most insane Catholic school girl style. This Alice + Olivia combo is a nice example of a large, simple plaid but a terrible example of clothing adult women should wear. We'd love that boxy jacket solo, but the rest of the "Roar" singer's look should be relegated to the bad Cher Horowitz Halloween costume pile.

Kelly Clarkson

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And finally, Kelly Clarkson shows us the only dress option of the bunch...and why there aren't more plaid dresses out there. This McQ by Alexander McQueen design is too much of so many thingsChristmas-plaid, cropped sweater action and red. The Duets star gets a B for effort; this isn't A-game material.

So the lesson here is less is more. Julianne rocks the crazy-pattern trend while staying completely sane, style wise at least.

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