The holiday season has a way of transforming our personal style. For example, I’m just not a plaid person. It feels a little too homespun or preppy for January through November, yet December rolls around and I crave a bit of it in cheery reds and greens. Thankfully the clothing and accessory industry obliges those who are like me, offering hundreds of plaid pieces just in time for the holidays. Choose a simple scarf or go all-out with a slightly punk tuxedo blazer. At such affordable prices, even if you don’t pull them back out again until holiday 2013, these pieces are well worth a spot in your closet.
The Limited Shrunken Plaid Jacket, $128, thelimited.com
Tartan Plaid Scarf, $40 (sale), lordandtaylor.com
Titletown Wool Scarf, $50, landsend.com
Boy Shirt in Tartan, $88, jcrew.com
Plaid Flannel Shirt, $25, oldnavy.com
City Mini in Dublin Tartan, $98, jcrew.com