reality check

it’s a plaid, plaid, plaid, plaid world.

by steff yotka

Time to check yourself before you wreck yourself. No we're not talking about that five minute long stare you give yourself in the bathroom mirror at a party when you've maybe had a few too many, we're talking about literally covering yourself in check-print clothing. We've caught the bug, and we're mad for plaid.

The thing about tartans is that they've become synonymous with back to school. (We're blaming that on Cher and Dionne's matchy-matchy plaid outfits in the fashion bible that is Clueless.) There's really no good reason not to start breaking out your checks for summer, though, especially with the cute selection of items out on the market.

When plaid summer products as cute as Topshop's plaid minidress and Roksanda Ilincic's retro teal bikini are available and ready to be worn now, there's no good reason to wait. See all the prints we're truly, plainly, deeply in love with and suit up.

7 for All Mankind Plaid Jeans – $198

Volcom Faded Plaid Top – $49.50

Keds Ankle Wrap Espadrilles – $29.99

See by Chloe Shorts – $340

Gjejo Plaid Bikini Top – $118

Nasty Gal Lumberjack Swimsuit – $165

Topshop Smock Dress – $72