Great Scot! 10 Ways to Wear Plaid

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Great Scot! 10 Ways to Wear Plaid
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Whether you call it tartan or plaid, it's in like Flynn. Just about any piece you want to wear can be found in a plaid pattern, both garments and accessories. Go full-on Scottish, even if you have never been to the Highlands.

Blazer
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Blazer

Singer Alicia Keys looks sharp in a menswear blazer at a photo call in New York in October 2011. Pair a plaid blazer with black or blue denim for a classy, on-trend look that takes you through the transitional fall season in style.

Trench
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Trench

Actress Emily Bergl struts her stuff in a fashion-forward plaid trench at an Off- Broadway opening in New York in May 2011. The trench is hot, plaid is hot, so voila, a plaid trench equals double hot.

Skirt
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Skirt

Actress Doreen Dietel looks hip in a plaid maxi at the premiere of "Pirates of Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" in Munich in May 2011. Pair with a jacket, as Dietel does here, or a trendy turtleneck or V-neck sweater. Make a plaid skirt look preppy, hip or cool, depending on what you wear with it.

Shirt
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Shirt

Bongo spokesmodel Audrina Patridge shows off a cute plaid shirt at an appearance in Cerritos, California, in September 2011. Use a plaid shirt as a topper over a tee and jeans for an on-trend but casual look.

Dress
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Dress

Actress Lucy Liu wows in a black-and-white plaid dress at the Australian premiere of "Kung Fu Panda 2" in Sydney in June 2011. Once the province of casual outfits, plaid can be found in short and long formal wear, which is often the choice of the super trendy.

Pants
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Pants

"Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks shows up at Fox Studios in New York in June 2011 sporting bold plaid pants with a simple top. Wearing plaid pants takes some moxie, but if you've got it, flaunt it.

Shorts
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Shorts

Actress and model Clara Paget wears cool plaid shorts with a black skinny belt to the launch of Havaianas' new line of Wellies in 2011. Pair plaid shorts with a low-key top, as Paget does here, for the best effect. Layer tights underneath shorts for the chilly months.

Scarf
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Scarf

Actress-director Matilda Brown's large plaid scarf looks hip at the premiere of "Thor" in Sydney in April 2011. A plaid scarf adds drama to an otherwise simple outfit with the tying of the knot. Don't pile plaid on plaid, however, or you will be in overload territory.

Shoes
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Shoes

Nothing says chic like a pair of plaid shoes. Whether the pair is platform, like this red and an patent leather design by Vivienne Westwood, or a set of flats, a splash of tartan on the toes adds intrigue to any classic outfit.

Toggle Coat
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Toggle Coat

Lingerie model Florence Brundell-Bruce wears a plaid toggle coat to ward off an early chill at the Burberry Spring-Summer 2012 show at Kensington Gardens, London, in September 2011. Plaid and woolly coats just seem to go together, and the combo adds up to one cozy feeling.

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