21 Plaid skirt outfits for Every Girl (Types & Ideas)

Plaid skirts are amazing outfits that fit every girl and can be styled in numerous ways. If you’re a layman in fashion, this post seeks to orient you to various plaid skirt outfits, types of plaid skirts, and ways of styling these plaid skirts.

The thing is, any girl looks fab in a plaid skirt despite waist length, color, or height. It looks good on curvy girls just as it does on slim girls.

As such, it’s essential that you’re aware of the types of these skirts and ways of styling them up.  Before we start exploring the types and styling ideas, let’s get acquainted with a few things first.

How do you look cute in a skirt?

Most girls avoid wearing skirts because they don’t know to style them the proper way. To look cute in a skirt, you select the best outfits that complement it. Here are some ideas:

  •  Choose an appropriate pair of boots, sneakers, or heels. 
  • Wear a short skirt with some tights or fishnets
  •  Complement a short skirt with a stylish coat or cardigan
  • Add a stylish belt over your skirt

What types of skirts are trending?

If you’re looking for trending types of skirts, plaid skirts are the ones. However, plaid skirts are not as popular as maxi skirts, long mermaid-hem skirts, black fringe skirts, and pencil skirts.

How do I style my skirt clothes?

Similar to the above points, you need to wear outfits and accessories that complement your skirt. In the upper body, you can complement your skirt with a belt, long cardigan, blazer, tank, or crop top.

And in terms of shoes and lower body, you can wear your skirt with fishnets, tights, high-high boots, knee-high boots, and sneakers.

Types of Plaid skirt Outfits

Here are some of the common types of plaid skirt outfits.

1.  Pink plaid skirt outfits

Pink plaid skirt_one of cute plaid skirt outfits

This is a kind of skirt with a check-printed design that has pink as its main color. In other words, either the large strips are pink or the background color is pink.

However, just like all plaid designs, the pink plaid skirts are designed with other colors. In this case, they’ve checks formed by deep pink and faintly pink, pink and white, pink and black, or pink and red.

In terms of the outfits that go well with pink plaid skirts, you should think of sweater vests, tanks, t-shirts, sweaters, cropped hoodies, or blazers in white, grey, pink, or black color. As for the shoes, combat boots and sneakers are perfect for pink plaid skirts.

2. Black plaid skirt outfits

Black plaid outfit

Black plaid skirts consist of checks in deep black, faint black and white, black and pink, black and red, or black and yellow.

You can wear a black plaid skirt with white, black, or gray turtleneck sweaters, tanks, crop tops, sweater vests, cardigans, blazers, and t-shirts. Knee-high boots, combat boots, sneakers, or heels are some of the shoes that you can wear in black plaid skirts.

3. Black and white plaid skirt outfits

cute plaid skirt outfits in black and white color

A black and white plaid skirt has black and white strips crisscrossing. It’s also known as a black and white checkered skirt.

This is probably the most common type of plaid skirt. And the best part is that you can wear it with tons of outfits.

You can wear it with cardigans, blazers, cropped hoodies, cropped tanks, t-shirts, fishnets, tights, and shirts. It can also be worn as a back-to-school outfit with ankle or knee-high boots.

4. Summer plaid skirt outfits

summer plaid skirt outits
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Summer plaid skirts are checkered skirts that will allow you to keep receiving fresh air amidst the scorching hot weather. These skirts are usually short and worn with outfits that expose most body parts.

Stay away from the flannel plaid skirts for they’re so hot and not ideal for summer. In terms of outfits that can be paired with a summer plaid skirt, you wear it with cropped or strapless cropped tanks, bras, or t-shirts.

5.  Green plaid skirt outfits

Green plaid mini-skirt
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As the name suggests, a green plaid skirt consists of green check marks that are either dominant or only complement other dominant colored strips. You’ll find green and black plaid skirts or green and white plaid skirts.

A black, white, gray, or brown bomber, blazer, cardigan, sweater, sweater vest, cropped sweater, t-shirt, or shirt will work perfectly with a green plaid skirt. As for the shoes, you can wear them with a pair of heels, sneakers, combat boots, or knee-high boots.

6.  Brown plaid skirt outfits

A skirt that has brown check prints crisscrossing with strips in other colors is a brown plaid skirt. It can have check prints in brown and black, brown and white, or brown and gray colors.

To complement this skirt, choose outfits that have one of the colors of the check prints. As such, brown, black, white, or black cardigans, sweaters, t-shirts, and shirts are great compliments to a brown plaid skirt.

7.  Grunge plaid skirt outfits

Grunge plaid skirt outfit ideas

Grunge fashion involves wearing oversized, baddy, or ill-fitting clothes as well as plaid flannel outfits. The Grunge plaid skirt is a check-printed flannel skirt.

To completely dress in plaid fashion, you need to wear a grunge plaid skirt with a pair of heavy boots and fishnets. Black blazers, sweaters, bombers, or coats will also go well with a grunge plaid skirt.

8. Korean plaid skirt outfits

Korean plaid skirt

As the name suggests, Korean plaid skirt outfits originated in Korea and are commonly worn by Korean girls. This Korean fashion features a short checkered skirt and a tucked-in shirt, sweater, or blouse.

For the shoes, wearing combat boots with fishnets is perfect for this Asian fashion. You can also wear it with a pair of sneakers with white socks.

9. Red and black plaid skirt outfits

woman in Red and black plaid skirt

A red and black plaid skirt consists of red and black strips crisscrossing into check prints. With this skirt, either red or black dominates the background.

You can wear this plaid skirt with most black or red outfits. Black tights, fishnets, cardigans, sweaters, blazers, bombers, and t-shirts go well with this skirt. You can also try the above outfits in red.

10. Yellow plaid skirt outfits

Yellow plaid skirt and white sweater_one of the types of plaid skirt outfits

If you’ve seen Iggy Azalea in the “Black Window” music video, then you know yellow plaid skirts. It’s a checkered skirt with yellow and black check prints.

You can wear this outfit with a black turtleneck sweater, white sweater, white t-shirt, or crop top. As for the shoes, you can wear them with a pair of tennis sneakers, white sneakers or black boots.

Cute Skirt Outfits in Plaid Design and How to style them

If you’re looking for various ways of styling up a plaid skirt, these plaid skirt outfit ideas with help get started.

11.  Wear a plaid skirt with combat boots

Plaid skirt with combat boots

This is one of the most popular plaid skirt outfit ideas. Instead of wearing this checkered skirt with sneakers, you select a pair of cute boots and wear them with them.

Obviously, tons of boots can be worn with a plaid skirt. Combat boots, knee-high boots, ankle boots, and high-high boots are all great to pair with combat boots.

In the upper body, you can wear a sweater vest over a shirt if you want a back-to-school look. You can also pair a plaid skirt with a turtleneck sweater, t-shirt, cardigan, or blazer.

12. Wear with sneakers

Plaid skirt with sneakers
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If you like sneakers as I do, you can also wear a plaid skirt with sneakers. This is one of the popular Korean plaid outfits.

You can wear a skirt with various kinds of sneakers. If you’re burgundy sneakers, you can wear them with a red and black plaid skirt. Otherwise, a pair of white sneakers are perfect for most plaid skirts.

A crop top, strapless cropped tank, t-shirt, and bra matching one of the strips will work perfectly for summer. On the contrary, a turtleneck sweater, blazer, hoodie, cardigan, bomber, or plaid jacket goes well with sneakers and a plaid skirt in winter or other cold or cool daily.

13.  Wear Plaid Skirt and a blazer

I can’t think of a better way of styling a plaid skirt than wearing it with a blazer. It can be a black blazer or a blazer in the same plaid design as the skirt.

Of course, under the blazer, you can wear a white tank or t-shirt. If it’s in winter, you can wear a blazer over a turtleneck sweater.

In terms of shoes, you can pair this outfit with heels, boots, or sneakers. Should you should to go for a pair of heels, you’ll need to select transparent heels.

14.  Rock it in Plaid Skirt and Sweater

This is one of the great winter outfits. Instead of wearing a plaid skirt with a t-shirt, you need to wear it with a sweater.

It can be a normal sweater or a turtleneck sweater. And you can wear it with boots, sneakers or heels.

If you want to take this idea to the moon, you can add a blazer over the sweater.

15. Plaid Skirt with cowgirl boots

cowgirl boots and plaid skirt
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The other great plaid outfit idea is to wear it with a pair of cowgirl boots. This is one of the cool cowgirl outfit ideas.

It consists of wearing cowgirl boots with a plaid skirt. You can wear brown boots with a brown plaid skirt, a pink plaid skirt, or a black and white plaid skirt.

16.  Knee-high boots and Plaid Skirt

Knee-high boots and plaid skirt

A pair of knee-high boots and a plaid skirt consist of a very popular plaid skirt outfit combination. And the best part is that you can wear this way with different types of plaid skirt outfits.

For a black and white, yellow, pink, or red and black plaid skirt, you can wear it with a pair of black knee-high boots.

The outfit looks amazing with a long coat, a grey cardigan, or a blazer. Of course, you can wear a white or black tank under the cardigan or blazer.

17.  Jean top and Plaid Skirt

jean top and plaid skirts

If you’re a huge fan of jean jackets, you can wear a plaid skirt with a denim jean top. And the jean top can be worn over a white t-shirt or a turtleneck sweater.

Since jean tops exist in different colors, you can wear a jean top with almost all types of plaid skirts. However, the blue denim or black denim jean top goes well with a black and white plaid skirt, pink plaid skirt, and black plaid skirt.

18.  Style it with a turtleneck

This has been repeated in this post multiple times. Basically, you wear a plaid skirt with a sweater that extends to the neck.

It’s a cozy and elegant plaid outfit idea. And most importantly, you can wear a blazer over the turtleneck sweater.

19.  Plaid Skirt and Leather Jacket

Every time I talk of leather outfits, I rave about them. Of course, it’s justifiable because leather is one of the premium fabrics.

And luckily, you can wear it with this check-printed skirt. A leather jacket can be worn over a white or black t-shirt or shirt with boots or sneakers.

20. Full match with a blazer suit

Blazer and plaid skirt suit
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Last but not least, you can a plaid skirt as a suit with a plaid blazer. It’s chic, polished, and elegant.

Under the blazer, you need to put on a white tank or a black or white t-shirt. If it’s a cold season, you can also wear it with a sweater or turtleneck sweater.

As for the shoes, this short plaid skirt should be worn with combat boots or knee-high boots. Under the boots, you can wear a pair of fishnets.

21.  With a sweater vest

Sweater vest and plaid skirt

Lastly, a plaid skirt can also be worn with a sweater vest. You can match a flannel plaid skirt and a plaid sweater skirt.

It’s a perfect idea for Korean plaid skirt outfits or a high-school throwback outfit. If you’re still at school, you can wear it with a shirt, a tie, and a sweater vest.

As for the shoes, boots with fishnets or tights under them are great. But you’ll still look awesome if you wear it with a pair of cool flats.

FAQs on Plaid Skirt Outfits

Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions and their respective answers if you want to have a deep understanding of these plaid skirt outfits.

What do you wear with a plaid skirt?

Plaid skirts are very interesting clothes because they can be worn with different types of outfits. You can wear a plaid skirt with a turtleneck sweater, a cardigan, a bomber, a tank, a crop top, a t-shirt, or a blazer.

Similarly, you can wear a plaid skirt with boots, heels, or sneakers. It’s all up to you.

Are plaid skirts in style in 2023?

The rise of maxi skirts has made a lot of people start falling in love with skirts like the plaid skirts. Although plaid skirts are not as trendy as maxi skirts, there are very popular among younger girls.

Is it OK to wear a plaid skirt?

Yes, it’s totally fine to wear a plaid skirt. As discussed above, you can wear it with sneakers, boots, and heels. And feel free to wear it with any of the outfits discussed in this post.

 Final Words on Cute Skirt Outfits and Plaid Skirt Outfits

Plaid skirts are some of the cute outfits that you can wear. It’s a favorite outfit for many girls because it can be worn with several shoes and upper-body outfits and still look spectacular.

I hope this post has provided you with enough inspiration or orientation concerning plaid skirts and cute skirt outfits. If you still want to learn more, read the following related posts:

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Otherwise, I wish you the best of luck!


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