Checks, please! Unexpected color combos give these pretty prints a stylishly retro vibe that feels fresh for the coming season.
Echo New York Dotted Plaid Silk Diamond Scarf
Pops of magenta turn even the most ho-hum, neutral jacket into an instant attention-worthy ensemble. Available in three other colors.
To buy: $39; echodesign.com.
Caslon Bell Sleeve Plaid Shift Dress
Eye-catching but still surprisingly easy to wear, this dress’s mix of textures and patterns needs only the simplest of accessories (we recommend a pair of flat, over-the-knee suede boots). Also available in petite sizing.
To buy: $79; nordstrom.com.
J. Crew Plaid Bow Flats
These round-toe flats exude a classic, ladylike appeal, thanks to glittering stones, a slight heel, and sweet grosgrain bows.
To buy: $168; jcrew.com.
Portolano Plaid Cashmere-Back Leather Gloves
The ultimate little luxury, these gloves have leather palms and a printed, plaid cashmere backing that will keep you warm—and looking chic—all fall and winter long.
To buy: $82; lastcall.com.
Banana Republic Brushed Mock Neck Top
This structured top gives anything you pair it with (including everything from pencil skirts to deconstructed denim) a more pulled-together air. Bonus: The light tonal grey looks great with every color. Also available in oatmeal.
To buy: $58; bananarepublic.com.
Banana Republic Ryan-Fit Navy Glenplaid Pants
The slim cut of these tailored wool-blend trousers makes them a polished pick for the office (just add a classic white button-down shirt).
To buy: $98; bananarepublic.com.