Lucy Loves: Checks, Please

Check out this plaid perfection.

Nothing screams wintertime cool—and ready-for-an-evening-spent-sipping-hot-toddies-fireside—like a toasty plaid, tartan or classic buffalo check. Wrap yourself in these quintessential prints with of-the-moment and remixed takes that incorporate unconventional details like denim, spray-tag graphics and shimmering ’90s-girl beads.

A cozy crossed collar, handy kangaroo pocket and removable belt make the Bleeker cape ($230) from Canadian designer Bodybag by Jude a must-have layering piece.

The oversized turtleneck sweater ($40) from H&M’s collab with Pringle of Scotland is fit for a queen (and king and prince and princess), literally. The 204-year-old London-based brand makes cashmere knitwear for the royal family.

With its relaxed fit and goes-with-anything criss-cross print, the Marrni pant ($359) by Ted Baker transitions effortlessly from the 9-to-5 grind to weekend (and post-work) extracurriculars.

An updated take on a ’90s cool-girl fave, the beaded Willow blue gingham purse ($850) by British luxury label Shrimps features a gingham faux-pearl design that adds pizzazz to any ’fit.

Prim-and-proper plaid gets a grunge-y, slightly Canadiana makeover in the red plaid and vintage denim asymmetrical kimono ($1,635) by Greg Lauren, thanks to a few strategically placed frayed denim patches.

Only an Off-White spray tag could elevate plaid flannel from campfire basic to streetwear staple, as demonstrated in the Virgil Abloh–designed button-up plaid flannel shirt ($919).

Acne Studios’ supersized Cassiar check scarf ($334) pairs a striking red-and-black pattern with loud logo lettering. Who knew garment-care instructions could look so chic?