Fall and winter are the seasons of plaid. Sure, you might see it year-round on a hunky barista (please don’t change or shave), but it really comes to play when it’s a bit nippy. Of course, the standard is a button-up and scarf, because anyone can wear ’em and they’re pretty easy to pair with jeans. But there are so many more ways to include the beloved pattern in your wardrobe this season, and we’ve got 25 amazing options that we hope will become the new normal(s):
25 ways to rock plaid that aren’t a button-up shirt
A SweaterThink of yourself as a present, and wrap yourself up in a beautiful red plaid sweater.
$123 at Ann TaylorAnn Taylor
A SweaterBright red too festive? Not to worry, you can find plaids in burgundy, too.
$66 at Banana RepublicBanana Republic
A Sweater-CoatYou can be the chicest lumberjack in the world with this buffalo plaid sweater-coat.
$353 at Tommy HilfigerTommy Hilfiger
A TunicThis shape is flattering for everyone. And that check is so seasonal it hurts that we don't have one right now.
$46 at ModclothModcloth
A Layer of PlaidHere's a great layering piece, for anyone doing the layering thing (see: everyone).
$160 at AritziaAritzia
A Winter JacketWear it over your shoulders or button it all the way up. Whatever you choose and whatever the weather, you'll look good.
$180 at AdditionelleAdditionelle
A Winter JacketTop off your look with plaid, rather than keeping it under your jacket.
$379 at Ann TaylorAnn Taylor
A Pair of JoggersSo cozy, with hints of Burberry.
$95 at LoftLoft
A Comfortable Pair of PantsHigh-waisted and a paper bag waist means these will be comfy and flattering. And that plaid is just beautifully subdued.
$95 at WilfredWilfred
A Cropped PantCheck out those gams. Plaid pants just look better fitted.
$104 at Tommy HilfigerTommy Hilfiger
An Adorable SkirtWear this plaid skirt, but don't forget to wear tights.
$79 at ModclothModcloth
A Flattering DressThis green chiffon dress is so perfect for holiday parties.
$95 at Additionelle Additionelle
A Flattering DressThe trapeze-style skirt on this skater dress makes it so ideal for all kinds of body types.
$125 at Asos Asos
A Flattering DressSee. You can still keep it casual without committing to a basic button-up.
$99 at Banana Republic Banana Republic
A Flattering DressA subtle check will do for days at the office or business meetings.
$220 at J.CrewJ.Crew
A Pair of Soft SocksFor those days when you just want a little peekaboo of plaid.
$16 at Kate SpadeKate Spade
A Pair of Terrific TightsA girl's gotta have a bitchin' pair of tights, right?
$39 at AnthropologieAnthropologie
An Awesome Pair of BootsA very unexpected and brilliant take on plaid, don't you think?
$143 at NordstromNordstrom
A Pair of Wooly KicksPlaid can be funky, too, y'know?
$75 (and customizable) at ConverseConverse
tartan-shoesHere's another unexpected but amazing way to integrate a bit of tartan to your routine.
$140 at New BalanceNew Balance
A Tartan ToteCarrying is still wearing it.
$391 at Kate SpadeKate Spade
A Tiny Hint of PlaidIs a tote totes too big? Well, not to worry. There's a wristlet that is just as cute.
$98 at CoachCoach
A Secret Hint of PlaidPlaid can be super-sexy.
$43 at Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret
Plaid for Midnight SnackingBut when you're feeling a bit lazier, there are more lounge-appropriate options.
$81 at Net a PorterNet a Porter
Plaid for SleepingThis set is so cozy and cute, and everyone should have one.
$71 at Victoria's SecretVictoria's Secret