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Dressing Like Cher Horowitz Is Cool Again

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Cher Horowitz from Clueless is a fashion icon. Even during the minimalism wave that swept fashion over the past few years, hyper-feminine Cher and her yellow plaid suit remained in the back of our minds. But now, because everything eventually comes back in style, rainbow plaids are having a moment. They’re most effective when they’re in the form of a matched set that matches your BFF’s matched set, but designers are playing with the vibrant trend in all sorts of ways — brick-sized flip phone not required.

If you’re not going for rainbow-bright, rest assured that there are more subtle approaches, like jewel-toned heels or a dress that you can just throw on and go. We’ve rounded up 16 iterations on the trend we love.

The ‘90s Lookalike

Pink Check Denim Co-Ord Set

In pink, it’s just this side of a Clueless costume.
Available in sizes 0–14.

The Fall-Ready Dress

Eliza J Faux Wrap Shirtdress

Colorful plaid doesn’t have to be outre. This dress is work-, date-, and apple-picking friendly.
Available in sizes 14–24.

The Skirt Suit

UO Checkered Double-Breasted Blazer

This look is half Clueless, half Heathers. Pick your poison.
Available in sizes XS–XL.

UO Plaid Notch Pelmet Mini Skirt

When You’re Not Ready to Commit

Duo Plaid Platform Heels

Test the trend out with a pair of shoes. These have a swinging ’60s vibe and would look great with a pair of socks for the fall.
Available in sizes 6-10.5.

The Girly Option

Tie Neck Ruffled Hem Mini Dress in Power Plaid

If you like to dress in a traditionally feminine way, this dress has the ruffles and neck-tie to satisfy you.
Available in sizes 14–28.

The Neon School Skirt

Mixed Check Buckle Kilt Mini Skirt

Pair with color — preferably something really bright.
Available in sizes 0–14.

The Classic Tartan Pant

The Savannah Pant in Navy

A trendy but work-appropriate plaid that’s not gray.

If You’re Feeling the ’80s Comeback

Blue Check Trousers

Slouchy work pants are effortlessly cool. Make a statement in this blue, red, and yellow plaid.
Available in sizes 0-14.

The Versatile Dress

Chaus Banner Plaid Maxi Dress

You know how good it feels to have a dress that you can throw on and wear pretty much anywhere? This dress falls squarely in that category.
Available in sizes S–XL.

The Best Wide-Leg Crop

Sea Pop Plaid Cuff Trousers

Two trends at once!
Available in sizes 0–10.

For Those Who Prefer Elle Woods As a Style Icon

UNIQUE21 hero plus longline double breasted blazer in pink check two-piece

Elle Woods would totally wear this — with a matching outfit for Bruiser.
Size 14–24.

The Statement Piece

New Look Crop Pants In Mustard Check

Mustard plaid is a scene-stealer.
Available in 0–14.

The Best Midi Skirt

Lewit Plaid Silk Skirt

This skirt has a bit more movement than traditional plaid pieces (they tend to be a bit thick).
Available in sizes 0–18.

The Designer Option

Milly Buffalo Check Mini Skirt

This isn’t your average plaid skirt. It’s a punk plaid skirt.
Available in sizes 0–12.

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Dressing Like Cher From Clueless Is Cool Again