L to R: Stella McCartney, Rokh, Alberta Ferretti, Shrimps, Gucci

Let’s be honest, plaid for fall is about as innovative as florals are for spring, yet season after season, when the temperatures drop, we keep turning to the predication print.

Plaid never really goes out of style (hell, Burberry built its whole brand identity around the pattern), partly because it comes in a number of categories such as traditional tartans, grungy flannels, buffalo checks, preppy plaids and subtle suit-worthy lines. As classic as the graphic is, designers each year take a stab at reinventing the cold-weather go-to.

Alice and Olivia
alice + olivia

For Fall 2020, labels like Shrimps, Alberta Ferretti, Stella McCartney, Gucci, Miu Miu, alice + olivia, Rokh, Etro all showed their innovative plaid takes which included unexpected colors, head-to-toe dressing, unconventional mixed patchwork patterns and heavy menswear influences.

Go mad for plaid (again) this season and shop these 10 designer pieces below.


alice + olivia

Mina Puff Sleeve Dress, alice + olivia $550 SHOP NOW

Golden Goose

Long Plaid Trousers, Golden Goose $430 SHOP NOW

Midnight 00

Embellished Plaid Mules, MiDnight 00 $714 SHOP NOW

Veronica Beard

Piana Plaid Flannel Jacket, Veronica Beard $750 SHOP NOW

Edie Parker

Jean Plaid Acrylic Clutch, Edie Parker $504.97 SHOP NOW


Alleah Metallic Plaid High-Low Bustier Gown, Shoshanna $294 SHOP NOW


Logo Tape Vintage Check Bikini Bottoms, Burberry $450 SHOP NOW

Rosie Assoulin

Plaid Twill Crop Top, Rosie Assoulin $375 SHOP NOW

Dr. Marten

Tartan Plaid Boot, Dr. Marten $109 SHOP NOW

Patchwork Plaid Shirt Dress, McQ $495 SHOP NOW