Spring's Fresh Take On Classic Plaid? We're Mad For It

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The classics are classic for good reason. Season after season, our tried-and-true prints and silhouettes never leave us hanging. So, while we might mourn the trends that come and go faster than yesterday's news, we take comfort in knowing that there are certain sartorial staples we can always call upon. And, plaid is definitely one of them.

Our latest inspiration, from Saint Heron's arts and culture editor (and Refinery29 contributing writer) Marjon Carlos, is quite possibly one of our favorite laid-back looks for spring. Pair a silk, button-up blouse with cropped cigarette pants and printed booties for a mismatched style that's subtle enough for the office but also totally chic for the gallery opening you're attending after work. Just accent with a bold, red lip — Marjon is wearing MAC's Russian Red — and prepare for an onslaught of compliments.
Marjon_collagePhoto: Courtesy of Marjon Carlos.

Equipment Brett Blouse, $198, available at Equipment; River Island Light Blue Plaid Cigarette Pants, $100, available at River Island; MAC Lipstick in Russian Red, $16, available at Nordstrom; Kenzo Printed Leather Ankle Boots $690, available at Net-A-Porter; Mackage Novaki Small Cross Body Bag, $250, available at SSENSE; Luv Aj Tusk Earrings, $60, available at Nasty Gal.