By Sara Holzman published
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.
The Mini Plaid Skirt
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
Sara Holzman is the Fashion Editor at Marie Claire covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to.
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