Adept at retaining warmth, plaid fabric was once used as a material for outerwear during the winter season. Later, it became a signature print in British combat uniforms. The evolution of plaid has spread far and wide, worn by schoolgirls and even adopted as a signature print in the '90s punk scene. Today, a plaid pattern is equal parts classic and cool—especially when it comes to plaid skirts.
Keep your legs warm with a knee-grazing midi skirt style or strap on a pair of combat boots—styled with an oversized cardigan to lean into the still-trending punchy punk look.
The Mini Plaid Skirt
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A short skirt silhouette works for winter thanks to its heavy fabric makeup. For extra coverage, style it alongside thigh-high boots or an opaque tight and booties.
The Mixed Media Plaid Skirt
Think outside of the box with a plaid skirt that comes in a variety of colors, materials, and alternating prints.
The Midi Plaid Skirt
Swap your basic wool midi-skirt for a plaid version. It'll look ultra sophisticated paired with notable classics like a button-down, blazer, and a chic pair of loafers.
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