When you think of fall, what patterns come to mind? We’re guessing fruit and floral weren’t your first choices. But plaid? Oh, yeah. It’s basically asking to be bundled up in with a warm cup of hot cocoa. Sometimes plaid is hard to pull off without looking like a lumberjack, though. So we’re going beyond the button down with this checked set: here are 24 chic ways to wear plaid.

1. ASOS Skater Skirt ($48): A green and black tartan is a fall classic. Transition this look to autumn with tights and knee-high boots for the ultimate cold-weather wear.

2. Forever 21 Plaid Top ($15): Boxy tees are simple go-tos that everyone should have in their wardrobes for those days when you just don’t know what to wear. The teal and blue plaid makes this toss-on piece extra special.

3. Eloquii Plaid Sheath Dress ($110): THIS is how you put a modern spin on plaid! We love the look of the leather sleeves combined with this intricate pattern.

4. BB Dakota Embeth Sweater ($121): This simple sweater mixes some of our faves: B+W, a chunky knit and plaid. Oh, we’re so in.

5. Woven Heart Plaid Shawl ($48): Say hello to your new favorite oversized sweater. Snuggle up on the couch or head out for brunch in this yellow tartan.

6. Missguided Lakela Mini Skirt ($19): Gingham is a classic plaid that everyone can rock. Take this light look from summer to fall with a chunky knit and your favorite booties.

7. Eloquii Studio Tartan Plaid Midi ($88): Update your quintessential red and black plaid look with a trendy midi skirt.

8. Avenue Hatchi Tunic ($34): You’ve probably been collecting sweaters and jumpers your whole life, but why not top off your collection with this green number? The asymmetric hem and ruched sleeves will make it stand out from the pack.

9. Tinley Road Peplum Skirt ($74): Color us happy because this one takes our summer fave, the nautical rope, and fall-ifies it using plaid. Yes, please!

10. Missguided Talia Checkered Romper ($19): Okay, we’ll admit this romper isn’t the MOST fall-appropriate look, but not everyone has a cool autumn… right?! Or pair it with knee socks and you’re good to go in chillier weather.

11. Eloquii Studio Tartan Plaid Coat ($198): The moto-style zip + leather detailing on this wrap coat make for one edgy look we can’t resist… especially with that glamour scarf.

12. Pim + Larkin Plaid Tank ($25): Still not over your favorite tank you rocked all summer long? Pair it with a long cardi and jeans for the perfect pumpkin picking attire.

13. Rails Ashton Plaid Button Down ($119): You can’t go wrong with a classic checkered button down, especially when it’s cut to fit your figure and distressed to perfection. Spice things up a bit with an unexpected color combo like this coral and blue.

14. Caslon Plaid Tee ($47): Like we said, we’re sporting boxy tees on the reg these days. Did we mention they’re the easiest piece to wear? Like, ever.

15. Gap Plaid Shirtdress ($42): Shirt dresses are a basic that every working woman should own. Make this colorful plaid the one that gets you get brownie points from everyone at the office (and us!).

16. ASOS Curve Swing Dress ($48): So chokers are back in, but swing dresses have always been a thing. A really, really good thing. Especially if the sleeves are plaid :)

17. Nasty Gal Fleece Sweatshirt ($58): We can’t decide what we like better, pumpkin pie or the pumpkin colored print on this popover. We’ll take both (+ extra whipped cream on the pie!).

18. Anthropologie Draped Top ($88): This understated color combo is perfect for days when you don’t feel like rockin’ the red and black classic. Pair with a fun #armparty and leather belt to get the look.

19. ASOS Check Skinny Pants ($67): Say hello to our new favorite patterned pants. Pair with heels for a day in the office or boots for a walk in the park.

20. Rag & Bone Buffalo Check Scarf ($175): Who doesn’t love a scarf to cozy up in during the cooler months? It doesn’t get any better than this B+W one.

21. J.Crew Embroidered Peasant Top ($50): Oh, yeah. It’s time to mix some patterns, tartan style. Toss on a beanie and this rolled-sleeve look is perfect for Saturday strolls.

22. O’2nd Vesna Check Blouse ($295): Being comfortable is key for those brisk days in October. That’s why you need this printed number to bundle up in.

23. Bobeau Plaid + Zip Sweatshirt ($30): Plaid has gone pastel, and we’re so in love. Don’t think we forgot about that rad side zip too. #waycool

24. Gap Smock Shirtdress ($70): Smock dresses are a lazy day dream come true, especially in this deep palette-plaid. Bonus: when you’re rocking this roomy number, you don’t have to worry about those pants getting too snug on Turkey Day ;)

BONUS! Mi-Pac Plaid Backpack ($45): Who doesn’t love a printed backpack?! We’ve got this one at the TOP of our to-buy list for fall.

What’s your favorite plaid piece? Let us know in the comments below!