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Seasonal Trends

Fall/Winter 2015 Trend: Polished in Plaid

plaid runway

Rodarte, Miu Miu, Michael Kors


Have you heard? Plaid is back! And not just the grunge revival, which I am not so excited about, but sophisticated plaid and rocking menswear looks. I can not wait to rock the plaid blazer over faux leather leggings look this fall. My riding boots gathered dust in the closet all last year while I obsessively wore all of my ankle boots. They are getting exciting to see the light of day again!

Happy Shopping!

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A plaid flannel shirt appropriately channels the Nineties, but a plaid wrap jacket combines a popular silhouette of today with yesterday’s styling. Patterned tights were another huge trend from the runway.

H&M Wool-Blend Coat, $70

Dagmar Annabella Merino Wool Turtleneck Sweater, $210

Diane Von Furstenberg Jay Leather and Ponte Mini Skirt, $177

Cole Haan Putnam Weather-Resistant Ankle Boot, $198

Wolford Clair Floral-Lace Tights, $60

Eddie Borgo Silver-Plated Earrings, $75




This plaid is appropriate for even the most conservative of offices. Texture play is a stylist’s secret. Wool, satin, sparkle, suede and patent, oh my!

L’Agence Crepe Blazer, $250

Alexander Wang Fringe-Trimmed Satin-Twill Top, $268

Theory Tenzra Pants in Torrey, $295

Jimmy Choo Mei Patent-Leather Pumps, $595

See by Chloe Harriet Leather-Trimmed Nubuck Tote, $450

Kenneth Jay Lane Silver-Tone Crystal Drop Earrings, $27




As seen on the Rodarte runway, the riding look is a classic style that you can easily put together with pieces already in your closet. Just upgrade your cotton-spandex leggings to leather or suede (or faux leather/suede) to elevate the outfit. Wondering how to wear your tall leather boots now that it is all about short booties? This is the look!

H&M Checked Wool-Blend Blazer, $60

Topshop Fine Knit Ribbed Sweater, $68

Alice and Olivia Dark Brown Suede Leggings, $400

Giuseppe Zanotti Textured Leather Knee Boots, $398

Valentino Suede Tote, $1,230

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Tone Knot Necklace, $27



Lani Inlander is a personal stylist, working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day. You can find her in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New York areas.

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