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

The ultimate in sophistication.

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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
$287.04
2 Dublin Checked Cotton-Blend Straight-Leg Pants
REMAIN Birger Christensen net-a-porter.com
$182.00
3 Plaid Cargo Trousers
Chloé saksfifthavenue.com
$990.00
4 Cropped Plaid Wool Flare Leg Trousers
Michael Kors Collection saksfifthavenue.com
$534.00
5 Plaid Wide-Leg Pant
toryburch.com
$498.00
6 Maggie Plaid Wool-Blend Wide-Leg Pant
Lela Rose modaoperandi.com
$474.00
7 Checked Tapered Trousers
See By Chloé farfetch.com
$330.00
8 Checked Wool Wide-Leg Pants
Victoria Beckham net-a-porter.com
$990.00
9 Prince of Wales Checked Wool-Blend Wide-Leg Pants
Gucci net-a-porter.com
$1,500.00
10 Plaid Trousers
Monse farfetch.com
$690.00
11 Corduroy Plaid Trousers
Jean Paul Gaultier farfetch.com
$573.00
12 Mikka Plaid Tweed Pants
Akris punto saksfifthavenue.com
$595.00
13 Cropped Plaid Wool Tapered Pants
Brunello Cucinelli net-a-porter.com
$1,995.00
14 Checked Woven Tapered Pants
Cédric Charlier net-a-porter.com
$850.00
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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