Don't be afraid to mix plaids of different intensities: the deep pink of this shirt picks up the subtle windowpane pattern of the vest and trousers.
Vest by Diane von Furstenberg, $225, Neiman Marcus; Blouse by IVY, $185, INTERMIX; Ruffle jacket by Nick & Mo, $85, The Pink Hanger
All over plaid, like in this relaxed-fit dress, works well when paired with solid opaque leggings and ankle boots.
Tattersall zoe beret by Coach, $158, Coach Northlake Mall; Dress by Hanii Y, $662, poole shop
Choose from patent flats to a clutch to a lightweight cotton scarf to sport the plaid trend affordably. Want to splurge? Set your eyes on the adorable dupioni silk skirt by Zimmerman.
Flats by Fioni, $22.99, Payless; Divinity frill skirt by Zimmerman, $310, INTERMIX; Handbag by American Eagle, $14.99, Payless; Scarf, $22, K.La