The Checkered Edit

I'm honestly not much of a checkered/plaid person but the winter season brings out the grandpa in me. It's the one time of year where I'm mad about plaid and the best part is, it goes with literally everything.

I'm convinced that it's a wardrobe essential. Especially for those who steer on the simple, solid-colored items because it's kind of considered a "beginners" statement piece.

Whether paired with skinnies and an oversized sweater (as I've done here) or with your favorite dress and some killer stilettos, it's the perfect, subtly eye-catching piece that (wait for it...) is plenty versatile. monochromatic outerwear, but still less splashy than a leopard or embellished topper. Basically, it's the perfect compromise: eye-catching, but not over-the-top, and plenty versatile.

I've linked below a few of my favorites (most also happen to be on major sale) - happy shopping!

1. ModCloth What's Said is Ahead Coat ($98)

2. Kensie Textured Plaid Long Coat ($100)

3. TopShop Heritage Check Double Breasted Coat ($210) 

3. Madewell Keaton Cocoon Coat ($223)

4. MM6 Di Maison Margiela Plaid Wool & Faux Shearling Coat ($394)