26 Plaid Jackets That Will Toughen Up Your Winter Wardrobe

The Buffalo Check jacket first skyrocketed to popularity when worn by finest grunge queens of the '90s—and soon became a staple in every fashion-conscious, alternative closet. These versatile cover-ups can be worn with almost any ensemble, so click through to shop the style yourself now!


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We imagine that Kate Middleton and Cara Delevingne don't have many shared sartorial preferences—different strokes for different folks, as they say. The two do happen to have at least one style overlap, however, and it just so happens to be a favorite of ours: the Buffalo Check jacket. In the grungey '90s, alternative queens like Courtney Love embraced these plaid jackets in spades, and the rest, as they say, is history. Saint Laurent's "California grunge" Fall 2013 debut ushered in a new era for Buffalo Check that we're delighted to say won't be going away anytime soon.

Just because the temperatures are quickly descending definitely doesn't mean you should opt out of a plaid jacket until next season (though trust us, they'll still be around in 2014). Expertly paired over a thinner moto jacket or under a bulky, cozy coat, Buffalo Check is a perfectly punchy way to give your outerwear a seasonally-appropriate update. Look no further than these 26 editor-approved picks above—and remember, this timeless piece is more than worth the investment!

 

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