Plaid Jackets for Fall | On the Daily EXPRESS


Plaid Jackets for Fall

This outfit seems like night and day from what I shared last Wednesday with short sleeves and shorts! Believe it or not we had a couple of cool days earlier this month and I did not waste any time putting my new plaid jacket into an outfit. I previewed this jacket in my September Amazon Try-On Session but didn't think I'd get to wear it until November! Mind you, it's back up into the 80s as I'm writing this post so I may not be repeating this piece any time soon, but I was happy to have even one chance to wear it in real life.

I wanted this jacket to be the main focal point of this outfit so I kept everything else simple with one of my favorite Foolproof Outfit Formulas: Black Top + Black Bottom with any outer layer. I shared ten ways to wear this combination in this post, and in another year or so I'll probably have ten more outfits to share since I really love the simplicity of this combo and wear it often! (Update: If you don't see your size available in this jacket on Amazon, you can try this year's version. It's very similar, and BB Dakota also has very fast shipping with free returns.)

When I shared this in my try-on session, I styled it with a white tee, blue jeans, and boots, and eventually I'd like to wear this combo in real life, too! I'll share the top view here one more time just to give you one more outfit idea for this piece and keep them all in one place:

This jacket is from BB Dakota  - one of my top two favorite brands for outfit making jackets. (Express is the other brand, in case you're wondering!)  If this red and black plaid combination isn't your thing or you don't like cropped jackets, they have quite a few other print and color out right now. These styles are all available on Shopbop, so you can use your Amazon Prime account for Free 2-Day Shipping and Free Returns.
Shop: BB Dakota on Shopbop 
One: Check This Out | Two: Plaid News Jacket | Three: Belted Blazer | Four: Belted Plaid Coat

By the way, what happened with the titles of the last two items. Did they run out of creative names? They start out punny with "Check This Out" and "Plaid News," and just move on to the accurate-but-not-clever "Belted Blazer" and "Belted Plaid Coat?" I just thought that was funny, but I'm sure I couldn't come up with that many creative names either!

As far as my exact jacket, it's true to size, which has been my experience with all of the BB Dakota jackets I've tried! I'm wearing an XS here, which is the same size as I wear in jackets from Express.

I have been seeing a ton of plaid jackets and coats this season in every color, style, and price point! Red and black plaid is definitely popular, and I'm also seeing a lot of brown tones...something I don't have much of in my wardrobe but I wouldn't mind trying. Especially if it's a brown/black combo since that seems like it would work well with what I already own. But if you don't have a plaid jacket and are thinking of adding one to your wishlist, here are eight more options!
One: Shop Cupcakes & Cashmere (Cher Jacket) $178
Two: Shop Palermo (Lioness Blazer) $89
Three: Shop ASTR the Label (Greta Blazer) - $168
Four: Shop Amanda Uprichard (Winters Blazer) - $290
Five: Amazon $58
Six: LOFT $150
Seven: Express $168
Eight: Ann Taylor $269

Let me know where you stand on plaid jackets this season! Do you already have a favorite you'll be repeating? Are you thinking of adding a new one to your closet? Virtual shopping with friends can be pretty fun so I always love to hear what's on everyone else's wishlist! Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you back on Friday for some favorites!

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  1. Bwahahahaha, the names of those last two jackets!!! Yes, apparently their creative genius expired! I saw so many cute plaid jackets on vacation, I love them! No chance of me wearing mine anytime soon, it's back to the humidity here in FL! The cut of your jacket is so flattering, you wear a cropped jacket so well!

  2. I like the red plaid on you. I can see wearing it with distressed black jeans, military boots and a graphic tee too. How fun for the fall season. I used to have a tweed style jacket but I sent it off to Goodwill. Kind of regretting that decision. lol Anyway, I like the choices you named...not sure if I can purchase one referred to simply as "belted plaid". ha! kidding. Anyway, have a fabulous week!

  3. I love that plaid jacket! Too funny about the names. I think I would be the "belted jacket" namer, too. I am not creative like that with names. I hope you have a great day!

    Daily Style Finds

  4. Your jacket looks so cute and I love the red with the black jeans! I really need more printed jackets in my wardrobe!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you're having a great week :)

    Away From Blue

  5. That is too funny about those jacket names! I guess their creative juices ran out! Your plaid moto jacket is so cute! Love your picks too, especially #5, the wrap coat!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  6. In my opinion, it is the perfect Fall outfit! Black and red make for one of my favorite plaid’s and you look so good in it!

  7. I love that plaid jacket!


  8. What a fun plaid jacket!! I love all of your picks, but especially the one you are wearing!

    xx, Elise

  9. Oh what a fabulous outfit! I love all things plaid and this jacket is so great. I do not have a plaid moto style jacket but now I will be on the lookout for one.


  10. I love that cute plaid moto jacket of yours. I actually just ordered the no 3. BB Dakota jacket so we'll see how it looks soon.

  11. So many of you ladies are doing so well with plaid! Back in the day I had a red & black one kind of like yours, I always felt so "sharp" in it!

  12. This is such a lovely jackcet, both style and colour I love. Thanks for sharing your lovely look, and thanks for hosting too. Jacqui

  13. Red looks so good on you Gina! I like plaid on others but don't ever gravitate towards it myself, although smaller or checked plaid seems to work better for me. BB Dakota has so many cute options, I was eyeing that belted blazer during the shopbop sale! The other two BB Dakota skirts I ordered didn't work so I sent them back ;( But maybe I need a jacket instead!

  14. That jacket looks fantastic on you! Our weather seems to be all over the place lately too! I'm just trying to keep up!

  15. Hooray for all the plaid- especially in jacket form! So cute!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  16. Fall pieces are essential for fall, and I am loving all of your jacket picks, Gina!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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