Fall 2018 Trends: Elevated Plaid - College Fashion
Get ready to have total Cher Horowitz vibes this fall!

Welcome back to College Fashion's fall 2018 trends series! If you haven't seen it yet, start with our first article on the top 10 hottest fall 2018 fashion trends for the full list of trends we will be covering.

Over the weeks ahead, we will be breaking down each trend and sharing our favorite pieces that you can buy on a budget. Last week, we discussed the statement-making red featured in many fall runway shows, and this week we're going to be covering why elevated plaid is making a major comeback.

Plaid Featured in Fall 2018 Runways 

Plaids in all forms hit the Dior runway this season.

Plaids in all forms hit the Dior runway this season.

During the fall, my go-to print is always plaid, so I was excited to see it featured in many fashion shows, including Christian Dior, as shown above. Plaid is the perfect print for fall, as it is extremely versatile and can be styled both casually and in more upscale ways.

When looking through the photos from various fashion shows, I got definite Cher Horowitz vibes; especially with a bright mustard color being frequently featured. Many designers upgraded the plaid print by adding in bright, eye-catching colors. So definitely go bold this fall and rock that bright plaid!

Where to Buy Elevated Plaid

Cher Horowitz Vibes

Plaid Fit and Flair Dress

Plaid Fit and Flair Dress

Fall without plaid? Ugh, as if! The '90s have made a major resurgence over the past few years, and one of the main inspirations for fashion is the movie Clueless

If you want to include plaid into your '90s-influenced outfits, then I suggest you go for a Cher-inspired dress, like the one above. You can get this Plaid Fit-and-Flare Dress from Forever 21 for $22.90. They also have a wide selection of similar dresses in more subdued colors if this mustard yellow is too loud for your personal style.

Plaid Mini Skirt

Glen Plaid Tweed Wrap Skirt

Glen Plaid Tweed Wrap Skirt

Miniskirts are my favorite thing to wear in the early fall. I love how you can pair them with a lighter top and booties now, and with a sweater and tights when the weather gets colder. 

This plaid miniskirt definitely gives me Rachel from Friends vibes, especially how it's styled with the sweater in the picture above. The plaid miniskirt is so chic and when paired with the perfect top, works well for a night out in the city with friends. This adorable Glen Plaid Tweed Wrap Skirt is available at Forever 21 for a budget-friendly $19.90. 

Business Casual Pant

Tapered Plaid Pants

Tapered Plaid Pants

Plaid is also perfect to wear in a business casual setting. For those who are wondering what to wear during your internship, this style of pant is perfect. It is comfortable enough to wear throughout the day, but has a level of professionalism that is ideal for a workplace. You can get these Tapered Plaid Pants at Forever 21 for just $22.90.

Some other styles we love? These skinny-style glen plaid trousers for a more casual vibe, or, if you want to spice it up with color, this red pair offers a double dose of trendiness.

How Do You Wear Elevated Plaid?

Plaid is definitely one my favorite patterns to be wearing this fall.  How do you like to incorporate plaid into your wardrobe?

Let us know in the comments below. Next week, we will be breaking down ulta-trendy oversized clothing.

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