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What We Love Now: Plaid

At J.Jill we love a good story, and plaid definitely has one. Its rich history goes back at least 3,000 years, and the term “plaid” originally referred to the thick fabric on which checked patterns appeared, while “tartan” referred to the actual patterns. While it was once used to denote the heritage of specific families or locations, it has become a fashion mainstay and one of our favorite patterns. Though steeped in tradition, Glen plaids, tartans, buffalo checks and other types of plaid always feel modern. In red, they feel festive and holiday-ready, but they’re also incredibly versatile, and that’s why plaid is what we love now. Here are some of our favorite checked styles and a few easy ways you can wear them to make every day a bit more special.

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Add a Touch of Plaid

A little of any great thing goes a long way, and plaid is no exception. Even your simplest outfits feel unique and festive when you add a plaid accent.

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Wear a Checked Statement Piece

On days when you want to keep things simple—but not plain—wear a statement piece like our buffalo check coat or puffer vest, checkered slim-leg pants or Prince of Wales plaid tunic.

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Go Totally Plaid

Sometimes you want to wear PJs all day and still look Zoom- or FaceTime-ready. Our soft, easy buffalo plaid sleepwear, scoop-neck tee and full-leg pants let you do just that.

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