Fabulous Find of the Week: Forever 21 Plaid Dress

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It's a little cliché, but when I want to get into the back-to-school spirit, I reach for anything plaid. It's such an autumnal print, and I think no fall wardrobe is complete without at least one new plaid piece.

So, for this week’s Fabulous Find, I found a plaid dress that will easily make the transition from summer to fall. The print is classic, but the bold collar adds a little something extra to this Forever 21 dress. Plus, at less than $23, this frock is too good to pass up!

Scroll down to check out this Fab Find, as well as three cute ways to wear it to class this semester:

The Dress:

Forever 21 plaid dress


Madras Plaid Woven Dress in "Cream/Gray" -- $22.80 at Forever 21

Outfit Inspiration

If you like this trendy and budget-friendly dress, then you're going to love the outfits we put together for inspiration. Read on to find out three stylish ways to wear this week's Fabulous Find:

Outfit #1

Forever 21 plaid dress, cobalt flats, black tote bag


Product Info: Dress- Forever 21, Bag- Forever 21, Shoes- H&M, Earrings- C. Wonder, Watch- Nasty Gal | Hair Photo: ELLE

This sleek yet casual look will have you heading back to school in style. Pairing the dress with flats is a no-brainer for a day spent in class, and these cobalt blue d'orsay ones add a pretty pop of color to the ensemble. Store the essentials in this uniquely-shaped black tote.

Keep the jewelry classic yet modern with pegged pearl stud earrings and a wristwatch with a geometric print strap. Throw your hair up into a messy topknot to finish off this effortlessly chic getup.

Outfit #2

Forever 21 plaid dress, metallic oxfords, mint green backpack


Product Info: Dress- Forever 21, Glasses- Warby Parker, Bobby Pins- Scotch & Soda, Backpack- Tilly's, Shoes- New Look

This next ensemble is a super-stylish take on a classic back-to-school look. Our fab find looks extra trendy when paired with shiny metallic oxfords, while a mint green backpack is a cute way to carry textbooks.

If you wear glasses, new frames will help you start the school year off on the right foot. I'm loving the gorgeous sage green detailing on these tortoise shell ones; it looks fresh and on-trend. Show 'em off even more by pinning your hair back with these pretty little bobby pins.

Outfit #3

Forever 21 plaid dress, burgundy cardigan, textured ankle boots


Product Info: Dress- Forever 21, Cardigan- Nordstrom Rack, Nail Polish- NARS, Rings- ASOS, Shoes- H&M, Belt- Mango

Once the weather gets chiller, pair this dress with a chunky knit sweater. This burgundy cardigan would look extra chic when paired with a statement belt, like this faux suede bow-shaped one. Add a pair of edgy textured ankle boots, then soften things up with a lilac manicure. Accessorize with delicate silver rings to complete the look.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this week's Fabulous Find? Would you buy this Forever 21 dress? Which look is your favorite? How would you wear a plaid dress? Remember to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!