How to Wear Plaid This Season - College Fashion

How to Wear Plaid, According to Gigi Hadid, Yara Shahidi, & Kehlani

Celebs are mad about plaid! See how to style this print 3 different ways, on a budget.
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Every week, I scour the web to find inspiring outfits on your favorite celebs and help you recreate their looks! This week, I was inspired by Gigi Hadid, Yara Shahidi, and Kehlani. Read on to see how you can get their looks for yourself.

Celebrity Look #1: Gigi Hadid's Androgynous Cool

Gigi Hadid has been rocking lots of plaid pieces recently, and this past week she was snapped in NYC wearing a cool, androgynous look featuring the print.

Gigi wore a pair of plaid pants featuring red and gray hues with a burgundy turtleneck sweater and some chunky black patent lace-up shoes. She wore a lighter red jacket with an oversized fit over top, along with some matching round sunglasses. 

Outfit Inspired by Gigi

Gigi Hadid Outfit: checked side stripe tapered pants, Burgundy turtleneck sweater, oversized red cord jacket, black patent lace up booties, and vintage oval sunglasses

Products: Pants - Topshop, Sweater - American Eagle, Jacket - Topshop, Sunglasses - Forever 21, Booties - H&M

Gigi's outfit has a relaxed feel, but her plaid trousers keep it looking polished. These checked tapered pants feature red side stripes which match the burgundy turtleneck sweater perfectly. Patent footwear is a major trend this season, and these faux patent leather lace-up booties add some edge to the look.

A lighter red oversized jacket creates a color gradient with the sweater; complete the ensemble with some vintage-inspired oval sunglasses with lenses in a similar hue.

Celebrity Look #2: Yara Shahidi's Mixed Prints

Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi mixed prints like a pro, wearing plaid shorts with a contrasting print sweater.

Yara kept things glam by wearing nude pointy toe pumps and carried a yellow bag for a pop of color against her neutral color palette.

Outfit Inspired by Yara

Yara Shahidi Outfit: embroidered motif sweater, plaid Bermuda shorts, yellow crossbody mini bag, and nude faux patent leather pointy toe pumps

Products: Sweater - Madewell, Shorts - Zara, Bag - Azalea, Pumps - DSW

You may not initially think to mix such starkly contrasting prints, but by doing so, Yara's ensemble comes across as super fashion-forward.

This embroidered motif print sweater has a similar look to hers; pair it with some checked shorts in a complementary neutral color scheme. 

Some nude patent pointy toe pumps give the look a more glam, put-together appearance. Add a pop of color with a bright yellow crossbody mini bag for a finishing touch. (See our post on how to wear yellow for more tips on incorporating this hue!)

Celebrity Look #3: Kehlani's Edgy Plaid

Singer Kehlani rocked an eye-catching look while out for the night in L.A., wearing some bold black and red pants with silver zipper and eyelet details at the waist.

She let her pants take center stage by pairing them with a simple black long sleeve crop top, and wore some edgy black patent leather lace-up boots. 

Outfit Inspired by Kehlani

Kehlani Outfit: black long sleeve crop top, black faux patent leather lace-up boots, red and black plaid zipper and eyelet detail pants, and a beaded multicolor crossbody bag

Products: Pants - Boohoo, Top - H&M, Bag - Topshop, Boots - 6PM

These black and red plaid slim-fitting trousers are the perfect budget-friendly dupe for Kehlani's. They feature silver eyelets at the waist and zipper details for an edgy look.

Since the pants are the statement piece of the look, wear them with a simple black long sleeve crop top. Some black patent lace-up booties add to the outfit's edgy vibe, along with this chain strap beaded crossbody bag which combines the colors of the ensemble.

What do you think?

Which outfit would you be most likely to wear? What other celebs would you like to see featured? Leave a comment and let us know!

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