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Nothing says fall quite like plaid. However, you don’t have to be a schoolgirl or a Scot to rock this autumnal trend. Here are just a few ways to make plaid rad this season.

1. Tie a flannel shirt around your waist

To revive that 90’s grunge look, pair some denim, a basic tee, and some boots with a flannel top around your waist. It’s like a scarf for your waist!

2. Layer with plaid

Paid a patterned sweater with a flannel top underneath to really create a dynamic look. Be sure to stick with solid-colored bottoms so your outfit isn’t too busy.

3. Revitalize the plaid skirt

You don’t have to look like Britney Spears à la “Oops, I Did It Again” when you wear a plaid skirt. Pair it with a cable knit sweater and some chunky boots for a modernized take on the schoolgirl uniform.

4. Style a plaid shirtdress in unexpected ways

Give your classic flannel shirtdress an unexpected twist by pairing it with tights and edgy accessories, like a leather jacket.

5. Go for a menswear-inspired look

Layer your outfit with an oversized men’s plaid shirt or coat, like a quilted Dickies jacket, for a chic lumberjack look. Be sure to add flirty accessories, like heels and chunky necklaces, for a feminine touch.

6. Try a pair of tartan ankle pants

Plaid pants don’t have to be just punk rock – they can be stylish too! A pair of cropped plaid pants can easily transition from business casual to a night on the town.

7. Wear a tartan jacket

Top off your outfit with a plaid jacket for a sophisticated fall look. Stick to a muted pattern with blue, greens, and grays for a subdued approach to this trend.

8. Add some plaid accessories

If you want just a touch of plaid, try adding some tartan-inspired accessories, such as a pair of plaid booties or a plaid-patterned bag.

Corinne Sullivan is an editorial intern at Her Campus. She is in her senior year at Boston College, majoring in English with a Creative Writing Concentration. On campus, she cheers at football and basketball games as part of the Boston College Pom Squad and performs as a member of the Dance Organization of Boston College. She also teaches spin classes at the campus gym and contributes to the BC branch of Her Campus. Corinne loves the beach, all things chocolate, and is unashamed of her love for Young Adult Fiction. You can follow her on Twitter at @cesullivan14.