Gingham and Plaid

Fall’s country bumpkin chic dress returns with a “springified” twist — all you have to do is belt it, wear it barelegged with platform sandals and top with red lipstick. Voila. Witness Michael Kors’ take on gingham and colorful plaids.

Michael Kors Spring 2009

Michael Kors Spring 09

Michael Kors Spring 09

Michael Kors Spring 09

Michael Kors Spring 09

Marc Jacobs Spring 2009 — plaid over leopard over metallics..

Marc Jacobs Spring 09

Marc Jacobs Spring 09

Marc Jacobs: Portrait of a Lady

Marc Jacobs spring 09

Marc Jacobs Spring 09

Make the look your own with more affordable options.

Hello! Three looks from Forever 21 1) Nearly perfect Kors replica at Forever 21 — $24.90 2) Love the sharp collar on Forever 21’s Belted Plaid Linen Dress — $22.80 3) A bit lumberjack — add black patent leather wedge sandals to pretty it up. Forever 21 — $19.80

Forever 21 H81 Kailey Plaid Halter Dress

Forever 21 H81 Kailey Plaid Halter Dress

Forever 21 Belted Plaid Linen Dress

Forever 21 Belted Plaid Linen Dress

Forever 21 Pintucked Yoke Plaid Dress

Forever 21 Pintucked Yoke Plaid Dress

The Blues:
A great neckline from Wet Seal — $24.50

Wet Seal Split Neck Side Tab Dress

Wet Seal Split Neck Side Tab Dress

Buy this one while the weather is still chilly and pair it with a long black cardigan and tights — Urban Outfitters Thistlepearl Plaid Dress — $88.00

Urban Outfitters Thistlepearl Plaid Dress

Urban Outfitters Thistlepearl Plaid Dress

Parameter’s casual and flirty take — $109.99

Parameter navy gingham belted sleeveless dress

Parameter navy gingham belted sleeveless dress

Two great shirtdresses you can wear to work:

XOXO Gingham Cotton Shirtdress on sale — $39.99

XOXO Gingham Cotton Shirtdress

XOXO Gingham Cotton Shirtdress

Urban Outfitters BDG Lightweight Flannel Shirt Dress

Urban Outfitters BDG Lightweight Flannel Shirt Dress

Leave it to Guess to make gingham super sexy — $89.00

Guess Sheila Dress

Guess Sheila Dress

More sex kitten plaid from Misery Boutique — $96.00

Misery Boutique Pink and White Gingham “Marilyn” Dress

Misery Boutique Pink and White Gingham “Marilyn” Dress

Banana Republic’s Silk Plaid Dress is sophisticated enough to wear to the office — $130.00

Banana Republic Silk Plaid Dress

Banana Republic Silk Plaid Dress

Ok, technically, this isn’t exactly gingham or plaid, but I’m ignoring that little fact and lumping it in with the others. Why? Because it’s cute and busy. Oh, and has cool side pockets, which I just love — $130.00

Banana Republic Silk Geo-Print Dress

Banana Republic Silk Geo-Print Dress

Flirty, fun and light-hearted — a steal from Baby Phat — $59.99

Baby Phat Mini Gingham Halter Dress

Baby Phat Mini Gingham Halter Dress

Major shoe find! I want to wear these Liz Clairborne black gingham heels with everything from floaty pleated skirts to dark demin. I love. $89.00

Liz Claiborne New York® Women's "Leigh" - Black Gingham

Liz Claiborne New York® Women's "Leigh" - Black Gingham

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