How to Wear Buffalo Plaid (if You’re Not a Lumberjack)

Oh, buffalo plaid. How I heart thee. Anyone who knows me or follows me on Instagram knows how much I love this trendy red and black pattern. It’s not just for hunters and gatherers. I don’t know where this love came from, but it came hard and pretty much out of nowhere.  All of a sudden this pattern has become the go-to checkered flag for millennial hipsters everywhere.

While buffalo plaid has become kind of like the fashion equivalent to ketchup — it does on, and with, everything — there is such as bad plaid, and it’s easy to get carried away with the pattern so you end up rocking more Paul Bunyan vibes than fashionista ones.  Have no fear, you can wear buffalo plaid without looking like a lumberjack.

 buffalo plaid scarf and gloves


american eagle buffalo plaid flannel shirt




plaid pajamas from walmart


So these are some of my favorite ways to incorporate BP into my daily wardrobe without being over-the-top. It’s safe to say that I’m wearing it at least 3 days a week, lol.

buffalo plaid style

What’s your favorite way to wear buffalo plaid? Is there one of these styles that suits you the best? Let me know in the comments!

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  • Reply Katt Lewis April 30, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I would so do red/blk plaid….if I lived up north were it snowed!

  • Reply Courtney January 17, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    great suggestions! Living in Australia now I don’t get many opportunities to wear plaid as it is so hot out most of the year.

  • Reply Kelly January 17, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Seriously adorable! Im actually wearing buffalo plaid right now as I sit here. haha. I guess we have similar styles 🙂

  • Reply Amber - Stepping Into Adulthood January 17, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I’m definitely of the Buffalo Plaid fan club, I have a shirt in it and I’ve never been afraid to wear it out, I like pairing mine with some black skinnies and trainers for a relaxed style.

  • Reply Erin Ruoff January 17, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Perfect buffalo plaid outfits. I’m obsessed!

  • Reply Jacki January 16, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I love that tailored shirt outfit! So adorable!

  • Reply Mary Barham January 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this look!!! So perfect for this cold weather! I’ll take it all! 🙂

  • Reply jessica January 16, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I’m kind of obsessed with buffalo plaid. I love it. You put together some great looks, and I totally rock a plaid shirt tied around my waist often.

  • Reply tes January 16, 2017 at 8:16 am

    i love that the “grunge” look is coming back haha. the plaid shirt around the waist with the hat just shouts modern Blossom to me! you make it look so good! I had no idea the options available, and the way to my fashionista heart is to pair anything with a vest. i love the quilted vest over top!
    Thanks so much for some new OOTD ideas!

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