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It's easy to feel like you're 5 years old again when you wear red plaid (or like you're 15 and on your way to a pop-punk show). Especially when you rock it during the holidays, a crimson tartan, checker, or madras can feel like you're dressed to go get your picture snapped at your department store's portrait studio. But, there's no need to sport the pattern with white tights, hot-rolled bangs, and patent-leather shoes. There are plenty of ways to wear the festive fabric without looking like a holiday postcard. In fact, these five ladies do it in ways that feel downright timeless. Click ahead to check out their fierce style.
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.