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15 Plaid Pants You Didn't Know You Needed...Until Now

The ultimate in sophistication.

Fashion, Fashion design, Photography, Jeans,
TYLER JOE

Chunky sweaters, cozy blankets, and pumpkin spice lattes—OH MY!

This slightly colder weather is quickly transforming my hot girl summer closet into a basic b*tch oasis. Fall is full of every girls' favorite cable-knit pullovers, boots, and teddy bear coats, but allow me to introduce these 15 pairs of plaid pants, a trend that has been all over the runway and is far from basic. It will spice up your wardrobe (minus the pumpkin).

So give your dark wash denim a break. I've searched the internet and window shopped 'til I dropped, and found the 15 best pairs of glen plaid pants. Glen plaid, which combines small and large checks, usually comes in more neutral colors—PERFECT for a versatile wardrobe staple. Not sure plaid is for you? Let me break it down: Paired with a chunky pullover and Stan Smiths, you have your effortless everyday look, rock a matching blazer and a strappy sandals for the chicest look around the office, or, if you’re looking for a little edge, pair with platform boots and a moto jacket.

Shop my top picks below, including Chloé cargo trousers, Cédric Charlier tapered leg pants (my personal favorite), and—if you dare to be different—even premature holiday-inspired Jean Paul Gaultier trousers that can be worn through December 25.

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1 Clinton Plaid Pants
Lafayette 148 New York saksfifthavenue.com
$119.59
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2 Dublin Checked Cotton-Blend Straight-Leg Pants
REMAIN Birger Christensen net-a-porter.com
$260.00
$130.00 (50% off)
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3 Plaid Cargo Trousers
Chloé saksfifthavenue.com
$495.00
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4 Cropped Plaid Wool Flare Leg Trousers
Michael Kors Collection saksfifthavenue.com
$357.78
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5 Plaid Wide-Leg Pant
toryburch.com
$199.00
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6 Maggie Plaid Wool-Blend Wide-Leg Pant
Lela Rose modaoperandi.com
$474.00
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7 Checked Tapered Trousers
See By Chloé farfetch.com
$332.00
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8 Checked Wool Wide-Leg Pants
Victoria Beckham net-a-porter.com
$990.00
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9 Prince of Wales Checked Wool-Blend Wide-Leg Pants
Gucci net-a-porter.com
$1,500.00
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10 Plaid Trousers
Monse farfetch.com
$690.00
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11 Corduroy Plaid Trousers
Jean Paul Gaultier farfetch.com
$573.00
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12 Mikka Plaid Tweed Pants
Akris punto saksfifthavenue.com
$595.00
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13 Cropped Plaid Wool Tapered Pants
Brunello Cucinelli net-a-porter.com
$1,995.00
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14 Checked Woven Tapered Pants
Cédric Charlier net-a-porter.com
$850.00
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15 Checked Wool Flared Pants
Michael Kors Collection net-a-porter.com
$890.00

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A version of this article originally appeared in the September 2019 issue of Marie Claire.  

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