Do you want to stay on trend this fall and winter? Checks and plaids rule this fall. These classic patterns have been updated in many cases. The stores are full of all sorts of interesting interpretations. What are the new dress codes for Fall? Sticking with geometric patterns is a starting point. But why not add some color and play with proportions. Come on a tour of some of the stores in the New York with a NYC private shopping tour. Let’s explore some of the exciting new clothing in checks and plaids now in store. Find your stand out looks.
How do you see checks and plaids? There are hundreds of versions in all sorts of colors. Here you have a windowpane check and a hounds tooth. Both are crisp and clean.
Dior mixes a small plaid and a strong check in back and white to good effect. They know that checks and plaids rule this season.
Versace mixes things up too, with a bold colors houndstooth skirt paired with a houndtooh plaid jacket. Black underpinings in both the looks help pull it all together.
And this unusual houndstooth plaid hooded jacket looks smart and casual.
Checks come in all sizes. This oversized overcoat is in a tiny check tweed. It can go casual or dressed up. That’s the beauty of a classic.
This cropped jacket from Dries Van Noten rings all the right bells. The browns and greys pair nicely with the royal blue dress.
A brown based plaid works as a mini-skirt suit. Each piece though could work on its own to be the base of a stand out outfit.
Isabel Marant offers a fine brown plaid suit topped off with a fitted coat in a small distinguished check.
And Plan C plays mixologist. A windowpane plaid is layered over a jacquard sweather vest teamed with a floral print skirt. Opposits attract.
Many sweather knit patterns go well with checks and plaids. This neural fairisle looks very modern with a pleated, brown check skirt.
Nili Lotan asks you to check out a brown plaid coat worn over another patterned sweater.
Suits look cool in checks. Dries Van Noten cuts a very slim, shaped outfit.
This pants suit, in a very small check, is shaped as well, with padded shoulders and curved pockets. Nice detailing.
Ralph Lauren stays true to his roots, and uses a classic men’s wear tweed to cut a chic blazer for women. Pairing it with winter white slacks looks good too.
Chanel is famous for using plaids and checks. Here are three outfits, in three different color stories, Classic perfection.
And lots of brands borrow Cahel’s codes to make classic clothing. You won’t have the label, but you will have the look for a fraction of the price.
Black amd white plaids also look fresh in shapes that are not influenced by Chanel.
Mixing plaids and checks into patchworks also has some fans this season. Veronica Beard’s cosy hoodie looks relaxed and modern.
And the skirt looks like fun in a mix of tartan plaids and checks. The skirt goes bold as does the long plaid coat.
R13 uses a lot of tartans in its collections. This elongated over-shirt is a perfect piece.
This unusual set looks cool, too. A denim jacket is spliced over a plaid jacket that is paired with matching pants, for a new take on a suit. Mixing things up works.
And even a classic looks new when the proportions are changed. Veronica Beard crops a men’s vest and pairs it with denim shorts and a white shirt.
An unusual white sirt also perks up this tiny black and white check suit.
Rick Owens likes checks too. He prefers large scale buffalo checks in cool colors. Making a basic look new is an art.