Casual Trend Alert: Plaid Shirts and Jeans

10/25/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

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Ah, finally a trend made for the weekends! Jennifer Aniston, Kate Bosworth and Ashley Olsen are just a few of the stars we’ve spotted in a classic casual combo — plaid buttondowns paired with jeans. And there are so many options, from urban black & white combos to classic red-based patterns — and you can pick between skinny jeans like Ashley, wide-leg jeans like Kate or bootcuts like Jennifer! Here are a few of our favorite plaid shirts online to fit any budget:

Women’s Plaid Camp Shirts, $10 at

Baby-pleat plaid shirt, $45 at

Kimchi & Blue Ruffle Front Shirt, $48 at

McQ By Alexander McQueen brown plaid ruffle snap front shirt, $135 at

7 for all Mankind Brushed Plaid Peasant Shirt, $155 at

Bell Fan Sleeve Plaid Shirt, $198 at

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Neka on

I’m really not into plaid shirts, but I love the purse that Ashley is carrying!

julie on

I love Kate’s jeans, where can I find ones like hers?

Jen on

I love Jennifer Aniston’s look! Where is her shirt from???

PK on

I love Ashley’s Skinny Jeans, where could i find a pair like that.

Elda on

No matter what Jennifer wears, that girl steals the show!!

Cristina_M on

Yep, it’s official. This is basically what I want to wear every single day–and that Alexander McQueen shirt is just insanely cute.

Nat on

Or you can save your money and just raid your husband’s, brothers, dad’s or guy friends closets.

linda on

I lived in plaid shirts in the 90’s. Back then it was called grunge.

Jenna on

I’m not to into that style. They make them look like farmer brown. *giggles* Oh and maybe its the angle but Ashley’s curves are way out of wack. lol.

appetizing on

Ashley wear it better ,but I don’t like it. Jennifer and Kate nada.

Daisy on

I would never wear this horrible combo!!! BUT! I do think the only one here that looks cute is Jennifer, plain and simple. Kate and Ashley both look like CLOWNS like usual!!!!

Madelyn on

The only shirt I’d wear out of these 3 would be Jennifer’s. Kate’s plaid shirt looks like what my Grandpa wears, and Ashley’s plaid shirt, while it looks nice, it’s long and I hate tucking in my shirts. I like how Jennifer’s shirt stops right at the hips, that’s the kind I like, I’m not into the long ones. Also the shirt has the right plaid colors and pattern, plus its not something that looks like what my Grandpa wears, LOL.

Kate doesn’t look horrible, but her plaid shirt is really ugly, especially when she tucks the shirt in, which makes the high waist jeans look unflattering {which I’m not a big fan of}. Her hair style is ugly, along with those ugly sunglasses. She should have opted for something like the red plaid shirt at GAP to pair with her jeans.

Ashley’s outfit isn’t too bad. The shirt is okay, and her jeans are nice too, but those shoes are all wrong.

Jennifer looks the best. She looks effortless and flawless. She does it right without trying too hard. Plus she rocks flip flops and a plaid shirt, that’s awesome in my book, haha.

I like the red plaid shirt at GAP. Also try these cute flannel tops at Old Navy. These shirts are better then the recommendation from Old Navy:


Madelyn on

Try this instead:

I have this plaid shirt and it’s absolutely adorable. Wear this shirt with a great pair of jeans and flats and you’re set.

Genevieve on

I think the plaid shirts are so cute! And PK, you should try Wrangler47 skinny jeans. They rock!

chris on

there are two types of plaid in my opinion.

western, which usually is the thinner and lighter colors/weights. with pointed pockets and pearl snaps buttons.

and lumberjack, which is heavier and darker, and more like the grunge look from the 90s.

i love the western styled ones, and jen’s look here is hot!

Joy on

Ashley Olsen has on a black leather jacket in a couple of pictures and I would LOVE to know where she got it. It is kind of roushed at the zipper and she can push up the sleeves. Its AWESOME, please help me find it!

Kisairis on

I love Ashley outfit it thye best out of the 3, it love very cut3 and neat.

ALY on

I like the look more casual like Jen’s and not as dressed up like Kate’s

Rachel on

I think Jennifer Aniston does this look best. Where did she get her flip flops?

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