You can be looong out of school and still wear plaid. Especially when it’s the season’s hot red and black plaid print you are seeing everywhere. It can be Buffalo plaid or tartan plaid, but the color combination is a grownup spin on the schoolgirl uniform. If you are over 30 remember a little of the print goes a long way so keep it to one item. So if you chose a plaid coat it will stand out on its own so keep the rest of your outfit simple and neutral. Or if you pick a red and black plaid skirt pair it with pointed-toe black flats or simple booties. Or accessorize with a plaid bag or the killer Charlotte Olympia punk flats shown below. You’re never too old to wear plaid, if you wear it well and with confidence.
– Lauren Dimet Waters