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Clash of the Tartans: Plaid Coats to Break Up Black-on-Black

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Black on black is easy, yes, and classic—sure. But sometimes when you shoot for Carine Roitfeld or Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face you get Quinn Morgendorffer's beatnik phase. And when that happens, the quickest way to take your outfit up a few notches from "this is how deep people dress" is by throwing on a wooly plaid coat. This season's best plaids are shot through with inky stripes, meaning anything black will be right at home nestled up against them. Toss on a kelly green buffalo check jacket to break up your sweater-skinny-jeans combo, or, if you're brave, layer a plaid shirt underneath and power-clash like you mean it. We've rounded up ten of our favorite styles, from Aritzia, Tibi, Gap and more, this way.

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