If there's one thing that's undeniably of the moment, it's the plaid blazer. Its versatility and sophistication elevate any outfit, and it feels classically autumn. It's easily paired with a shift dress for work, jeans and a white tee for play, and a silky slip for nights out. It goes well with nearly all of the other fall trends right now, too — white boots, cabbie hats and berets, statement pants and big Gucci belts. You can go houndstooth, checkered, or timeless tartan. A long, coat-like shape looks great with a mini skirt and over-the-knee boots, while a shorter, fitted version evokes a classic Ralph Lauren feel.
Basically, blazers are perfect and you need one.
Check out my picks for this season's it item below.