The Zoe Report: Plaid Behavior


One trend that designers and fashion audiences alike can not get enough of is plaid. Season after season, the checkered pattern comes down the runway and hits stores in the form of tops, bags, scarves, and even shoes. I will definitely be adding a few new tartan pieces into my wardrobe this fall, starting with Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Sketch Plaid Top.

If you have not yet glanced over Marc by Marc’s autumn collection— stop what you are doing and indulge! He played a lot with plaid on dresses, skirts and sweaters for a Mary Tyler Moore meets grown-up Gossip Girl feel. Something like today’s bow-tie front blouse is a perfect foundation for a preppy look with a cropped blazer, mini skirt and shooties…or a bad-girl ensemble when worn with shredded jeans and military boots. Another route you can take with plaid: throw on your boyfriend’s flannel with skinny jeans and Converse for some laid back, ’90s grunge. Mad about plaid…! xoRZ

Availability: Marc by Marc Jacobs Sketch Plaid Top, $298, at

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Rugby Ralph Lauren Bowie Ruffled Flannel Shirt, $89.50, at

Stylist Rachel Zoe has long been known as the go-to force among “It” starlets, fashion houses, beauty firms and magazine editors looking for a dose of effortlessly chic style.

October 2007 marked the launch of Zoe’s first tome, Style A to Zoe by Grand Central Publishing, a stylebook filled with insightful tips and observations by Zoe, her designer friends and star clients. It was included in The New York Times Best Seller List. Zoe is continuing her mission to make fashion attainable with a full line of affordable accessories and faux fur that will debut on QVC this fall. She also acts as contributing editor and consultant for Rachel is continuing to expand her business endeavors with the second season of The Rachel Zoe Project, which premiered August 24th on Bravo.

Zoe and her husband, venture capitalist and new-media entrepreneur Rodger Berman, reside in Los Angeles.

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