10 Layering Ideas With Plaid Scarves

Fall is the ultimate season and for layering and classic plaid scarves are a favorite, whether you are bundling up with a menswear inspired coat for your morning commute or heading out on the weekend in a black leather jacket and jeans. Classic plaid scarves never go out of style and are perfect for informal weekend looks starring jeans and boots, or dressier date nights.

We love the rich bold look of plaid scarves, in neutral shades of camel or richer tones of red. Add one or three plaid scarves to your wardrobe this fall and they will soon become your favorite versatile layering accessory!

Here are 10 outfit inspirations to help you get as much mileage as possible out of your classic plaid scarves all fall and winter long.

1. Black and Tan

Tartan Plaid and Black Leather

Put your hair in an elegant but easy updo and rock a Burberry-inspired black and tan ensemble. This belted a-line skirt with the embossed leather has a chic flair. The plaid scarf adds a touch of warmth just in time for fall and ensures this outfit isn’t too buttoned up.

Get the Look:

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2. Tartan Plaid and Black Leather

Bright and cheery tartan plaid is a classic pattern that never gets old during the holidays. Add a festive touch to the edgier look of leather by adding a bold scarf in tartan plaid. You’ll spread holiday cheer, while looking street smart.

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3. Layers, Layers, Layers

Layer your plaid scarf over a t-shirt and cozy vest for a casual weekend look that is made complete with skinny jeans and ballet flats or suede booties.

Get the Look:

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4. Boyfriend Jeans and a Blazer

Jeans topped with a t-shirt and menswear inspired blazer rounded out with an oversized tote is a classic outfit that looks great minus the scarf. However, add a navy or emerald green plaid scarf and you’ve gone into fall fashion overdrive.

Get the Look:

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5. Layered Over a Dress

Having commitment issues with fall? Love it but not quite ready to embrace it, or perhaps you live in a warmer climate. Layer a plaid blanket scarf over a t-shirt dress and add booties and you’ve got a great transitional fall outfit perfect for running errands on the weekend or conquering your holiday to do list.

Get the Look:

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6. Neutrals for the Win

Neutral Scarf

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Winter white separates and booties in a neutral tan offer a fall-inspired look that is nice and neutral.

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7. Sassy Stripes

Sassy Stripes

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Stripes were big this summer and continue to be a hot look this fall. Warm things up a bit with a cozy wool plaid scarf layered over a classic tee.

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8. Mixology


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Don’t be afraid to mix patterns. Plaid is a classic mix-in when it comes to the tweeds and animal prints of fall, and adds visual interest, not just warmth. Variety is the spice of life, and fashion!

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9. Plaid and Chambray

Plaid and Chambray

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A menswear inspired chambray button down shirt and red plaid go together like hot cocoa and marshmallows. This is a classic holiday inspired color and pattern combo that will keep you warm and festive.

Get the Look:

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10. Classic Coziness

The classic silhouette of a toasty winter coat topped with a plaid scarf is a timeless duo that never gets old. Add a bit of interest with another print, such as a preppy striped button down or comfortable long-sleeve t-shirt.

Get the Look:

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Do you own a plaid scarf? What is your favorite way to wear it? What color combo is your must-have for fall?

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