Plaid’s not just for kilt-wearers, college preps or lumberjacks anymore! It’s in lots of new places for fall in edgy AND ladylike styles. You don’t want to dress head to toe in traditional tartan, but a few key pieces with the right complements will do the trick!

Try these suggestions:

Ruffle front shirt from Victoria’s Secret ($48.00)
Perfect with jeans, trousers or a navy pencil skirt.

Posh plaid pencil skirt from Forever 21, ($24.80)
Pair this with a jewel tone blouse for a ladylike look with a splash of color.

Madras plaid shorts from J. Crew ($19.99)
For a casual weekend look, put these plaid shorts on with a classic white tank.

Crinkled plaid top from Forever 21 ($24.80)
Dress this top up or down with cuffed black shorts for a lighter look or sleek black pants and heels for the office.

Plaid belted dress Tahari by ASL at Dillards ($128.00)

This dress is ready to go to work or out for cocktails. Just add a pair of killer high heels.

Photos: Victoria’s Secret, Forever 21, J. Crew, Dillard’s