Wearing a plaid jacket tends to evoke one of two things: school uniforms and Christmas. For most of us, neither are ideal for day-to-day wear. This fall, however, plaid is appearing in some unconventional jacket designs. A little more punk than private school, draped collars, moto details and leather accents take basic prepster plaid and turn it into something much cooler. Of course they’re great for weekend wear, but feel free to add any of the styles featured below to your work look for a little unexpected edge in the office.
Lovers + Friends Days Like These Drape Front Plaid Jacket, $148, nordstrom.com
Cropped Plaid Moto Jacket, $118, gap.com
Off Duty Jacket in Plaid, $108, nastygal.com
Plaid Shoulder Detail Jacket, $149, bebe.com
I.N. San Francisco Plaid Twill Jacket, $59, dillards.com