7 Ways to Style Plaid for Your Kids This Fall

As summer starts to wind down, we're looking ahead to fall fashion. The fall and back-to-school seasons are a great time to give y our wardrobe a refresh. We're always looking for staple styles that the kids will want to wear again and again. Plaid is always in fashion and ...

7 Ways to Style Plaid for Your Kids This Fall

As summer starts to wind down, we're looking ahead to fall fashion. The fall and back-to-school seasons are a great time to give your wardrobe a refresh. We're always looking for staple styles that the kids will want to wear again and again. Plaid is always in fashion and is a great way to add some color and trendy flair to your little boy or girl's look. The classic print is versatile and available in a wide variety of styles. The kidpik shop is full of amazing plaid styles at great low prices. It can sometimes be hard to figure out how to style plaid for your kids. Today we have a roundup of our favorite plaid patterned fashion pieces and how to style them. 

When we think of plaid today, a lot of us think about the seventies. However, plaid has been a fashion mainstay for centuries! The style originated in Scotland in the 1500s where it was called tartan. We still see great tartan prints in fashion today. Plaid has found its way into the zeitgeist by becoming a staple in both fashion and home decor. Now it's in almost everyone's closets and can be seen as a beloved favorite flannel, or a pair of chic tailored plaid pants. 

Girls Style:  

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Our first style is the iconic red plaid print also known as a flannel shirt. When we think of fall, we think of warm red tones in a beloved plaid pattern. The Plaid Tunic from the kidpik shop is a great update on the classic style. The trendy lace-up gives it a more fashion-forward feel without forfeiting what we love about the print. We recommend layering one of our Seamless Tank’s underneath. This piece is easy to style with items your girl already loves. For a more casual look, wear it with black leggings and Vans or Converse. Or, dress her outfit up a bit with her favorite jeans and a cool bootie. 

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Does you girl love to be comfy? For a chillier day, we have the Furry Plaid Pattern Top! Styled in fun, vibrant colors, she'll be the standout fashion star of her class while still staying warm and cozy throughout the school day. For extra comfort, pair it with leggings. If she wanted to dress it up a bit, wear it with a black skinny jean and an embellished combat boot. If it's chilly out, layer a leather jacket on top. 

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Don't worry, we have styles for the girly girls too! Plaid dresses are a fall closet must-have. One of our favorite things about plaid is how versatile it is. It looks just as good in a casual look as it does in a fancier dress! The Bias Plaid Ruffle Sleeve Dress is your go-to for special occasions this fall. Whether it's a school concert or dance, or a fancy family dinner, she'll look super chic and on-trend. Layer it with tights and wear a pair of ballet flats with them. For a chiller day or night, try our Plaid Knit Jumper with a black short sleeve top underneath, or denim shirt layered over the top. We love the vibrant red plaid. Style this look to be a bit edgier by wearing black tights, and a black leather bootie with it. 

kids plaid pants

If you're looking for a more subtle plaid, try the Plaid Taped Knit Pant. This tight fit pant is made of stretchy jacquard knit fabric. It has a full elastic waistband, so your girl will still be comfortable throughout the day. These pants are super versatile. Dress them up with a blouse or fashion-forward top. For a more casual, yet trendy look, wear it with a cool graphic tee, moto jacket, and white sneaker. 

Boy’s Style: 

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Plaid is a great way for your boy to be a bit more dressed up whether it be for a school function or holiday gathering. Our Chesapeake Plaid is the perfect top for your boy. Available in two colors, the classic Chesapeake print will pair great with a pair of khaki's or his favorite skinny jeans. This plaid is such a staple that he can even match with dad! Complete his look with an oxford or boat shoe. 

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Our Tattersall Plaid Shirt is great for your casual boy. The plaid print will give his look some fashion-forward flair without compromising on comfort. This top is perfect for early back to school season, or for those who live in a warmer climate. Style it with his favorite blue jeans, or if it's still warm on the first day of school, a pair of khaki shorts. Complete his look with a cool white sneaker or high-top. Also available in toddler styles, your little boy can match his big brother on the first day of school! 

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The Buffalo Plaid Shirt is the ultimate fall fashion piece for your boy. The simplicity of the Buffalo pattern makes it easy to style. He'll stay warm and look on-trend in this plaid flannel shirt. Style it with black or blue jeans in his favorite fit, and round out the look with a white sneaker. 


Join the kidpik fun by taking our 3-minute style quiz today. Take the quiz with your little boy or girl, and then we have it from there. Our team of expert stylists will curate a personalized clothing box just for them. Each box comes with three mix-and-match outfits, including shoes. Available in sizes 2T-16, you can choose to receive a box every 4, 6, or 12 weeks.  

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