We know what you're thinking: A plaid miniskirt? Isn't that a little Britney Spears circa "...Baby One More Time?" Yes — but it doesn't have to be! Trust, with the right pieces, this fall staple will quickly become the most chic, adaptable item you've purchased in a long time.
Early Morning Trip To The Farmers' Market
Whether heading to your nearby farmers' market or the Rose Bowl early on a Sunday morning, it's time to break free of your routine leggings-and-tee uniform. Jump-start your day with a fresh, witty take on the classic schoolgirl look by pairing a tartan miniskirt with a fitted denim jacket, fresh, white kicks, and a bright tote that's big enough to hold all the one-of-a-kind treasures you find along the way.
J.Crew Vintage Denim Jacket, $128, available at J.Crew; Isabel Marant Yuhei Necklace, $80, available at La Garçonne; EYTYS Canvas Mother Sneakers $135, available at LN-CC; No. 21 Plaid Print Miniskirt, $395, available at MATCHESFASHION.COM; Pacific Tote Company The Catalina Tote, $80, available at Pacific Tote Company.
Brunching With Friends
By now it's nearly noon, which means you've got to hightail it to brunch if you don't want to be late. So, swap those sneaks out for a chic, matte gold sandal, trade the tote for a sleek, structured clutch, and ditch the denim jacket for a baggy, pink sweater. Roll the sleeves, throw on a pair of acetate sunnies, and you're good to go.
River Island Pink Oversized V Neck Sweater, $50, available at River Island; Nasty Gal Hard Candy Shades, $14, available at Nasty Gal.; No. 21 Plaid Print Miniskirt, $395, available at MATCHESFASHION.COM; Serpui Marie Colorblock Mother of Pearl Clutch, $963, available at Kirna Zabete; Zara Metallic Block Wedge, $100, available at Zara.
After a wildly colorful day, it's time to get in touch with your classic, modern edge before heading out for drinks. Play into plaid's long-standing history with all things punk with a funky-cool pair of metallic d'Orsay flats, a mix-matched tartan tank, and a badass faceless watch.
Topshop Heavy Lux Cropped Jacket, $136, available at Topshop; Jenni Kayne Paisley Brocade Pointed Toe Flat, $525, available at Jenni Kayne; Nasty Gal Big Time Cuff, $5, available at Nasty Gal; Reece Hudson Siren Mini Bag, $495, available at Shopbop; No. 21 Plaid Print Miniskirt, $395, available at MATCHESFASHION.COM