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How To Mix Patterns The Priyanka Chopra Way


Plaid pieces continue to make their mark on the celebrity street-style scene. Everyone from Sienna Miller to Laura Harrier has taken variations of the pattern out for a spin recently — and while both actors opted for just a single hero piece, Priyanka Chopra's latest look proves more is more when it comes to checks. Looking for a lesson on how to mix patterns this season? Look no further than Chopra's most recent New York City outing.

In just a few short years, Chopra has cemented herself as a style star to watch. The actor, with the help of celeb stylist, Mimi Cuttrell — whose impressive client roster includes the Hadid sisters and Victoria's Secret Angel, Sara Sampaio — has become the ultimate of source of dressing inspiration for anyone who appreciates a good, classic look, but with a slight twist. Take, for example, the actor's Sat. getup.

On April 6, Chopra was photographed out and about in Tribeca in a pair of tailored teal trousers (complete with a chain belt — the accessory-of-the-moment that offers up one of the easiest ways to channel the '90s.) She opted for double plaid up top, in the form of a blue checkered button-down and a subtly matching trench coat with all-over leather trim.

Chopra's classic but still trend-forward street-style ensemble serves up an important lesson in pattern mixing. Rather than opting for two entirely different motifs — fusing colorful florals with black-and-white stripes, for example — she chose to step outside of the box and combine two pieces within the same print family. Her button-down and trench complement each other without appearing too matchy-matchy (the key to tackling the plaid-on-plaid trend with ease).

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The actor's off-duty look was courtesy of Coach. In fact, her exact ensemble made its debut in the brand's Fall/Winter 2019 runway show — but there were a few subtle styling differences between the two. Rather than grounding the three-piece combo with loafers (as was the case in Coach's show), Chopra opted for black ankle boots.

Step up your outfit game this season by channeling Chopra's plaid-on-plaid look. Opt for checked pieces in the same color or in complementary hues, like baby blue with yellow or red with green. Ahead, The Zoe Report handpicked the best plaid pairings to wear this season.

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Belted Checked Rubberized PU Trench Coat



Tackle rainy spring days in style with this trench coat. Wear it with light-wash jeans and a basic white tee. Or, channel Chopra and pair it with another plaid piece, like checked shorts.

Plaid Washed-Silk Shorts


Marc Jacobs

These shorts are essential in your warm-weather wardrobe. Pair them with a black bodysuit, a plaid trench, and combat boots for all-over grunge.

Reese Plaid Linen Shirt



This lightweight linen shirt is rendered in a soft, understated plaid that pairs well with any other checkered piece, whether a jacket, a blazer, or a pair of pants.

Oversized Prince of Wales Checked Wool Blazer



Don't let the big-ticket price tag scare you away from this epic fashion find — it's a wardrobe staple that's sure to get a lot of mileage over the years.

Plaid Asymmetrical Midi Dress



For an easy one-and-done outfit, look no further than this plaid midi dress by Lenon. Pair it with checkered mules for a more subtle take on the Chopra-approved way to mix prints.

Multicoloured Maysalebi 70 Plaid Wool Mules


Manolo Blahnik

Channel the '90s in a subtle way by slipping into these mules. Pair them with another plaid piece in a complementing hue, like a baby-blue midi dress.