Is there any other pattern as comforting as plaid? No, seriously. Polka dots are great, but they can feel a bit busy. Florals are gorgeous, but serve as a reminder that we’ll soon have to shed our layers and brace for the impending heat. Every other print and pattern just can’t compete with plaid. There’s an air of coziness about it—like the feeling of fall and winter has been bottled up and poured onto our clothing. And though I could continue to wax poetic about the print, there’s also no denying it’s just cute AF.
One of the easiest ways to wear plaid—aside from, perhaps, oversized flannels—is on your pants. (!) Give your go-to leggings and jeans a little break this season and opt for a pair of plus-size plaid pants instead. Worn with just about any top in your closet, you’ll likely start to feel the cozy vibes wash over you immediately. The pattern is perfect for both fall and winter (and honestly, far beyond as well), so you’ll definitely get plenty of use from these pieces throughout the year.
If you’re feeling a bit skeptical about the versatility of plaid pants in your wardrobe, I get it. Before you opt out completely, though, try adding a neutral turtleneck and chunky booties as a simple fall and winter look. Or, pair some plaid pants with your favorite sweater and mules. You can even go more casual with a graphic t-shirt and sneakers. There are so many ways to wear plaid pants—all you have to do is get a little creative.
From classic tweed plaid pants to on-trend flare pants, you’re sure to find a pair that fits your personal style. And once you toss on a pair, you might not ever want to wear jeans or leggings again—maybe. At the very least, these plus-size plaid pants are sure to become a staple in your fall and winter wardrobe.