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30+ Cute Women’s Buffalo Plaid Fashion You’ll Love

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These ideas for women’s buffalo plaid fashion make for the most festive styles for Fall through Christmas, and beyond to Winter. I like to call fashion like this “Home Alone chic” and I usually add at least one new buffalo plaid item to my very preppy, classic, and traditional wardrobe each holiday season.

buffalo plaid skirt

But, the pattern can also be worn both before and after Christmas, particularly if it bears neutral colors. For example, I wore the above skirt (no longer available) for a New Year’s family dinner last year with a chunky black turtleneck sweater and black heeled boots.

This post answers frequently asked questions about women’s buffalo plaid, tells you where to buy it, highlights some featured picks, and gives you even more options to look through and shop.

Frequently Asked Questions About Buffalo Plaid

What is buffalo plaid?

Buffalo plaid is a pattern with squares of the same size in two alternating colors (often red and black). It originated in 1800s Scotland. It later becomes popularized in America as a rugged outdoorsman print. Today, it is commonly used as a Fall and Christmastime print.

Why is buffalo plaid so popular?

Buffalo print is so popular because it is simple, with only two colors and squares of the same size, and because it became part of American culture via television and films as the quintessential outdoorsman’s print. Now, it never goes out of style.

Buffalo plaid vs. gingham

Both buffalo plaid and gingham patterns have squares of the same width in two colors. Whereas gingham is always white plus another color (often blue), buffalo plaid can be used in colors other than white (such as the classic red and black print). Buffalo plaid squares are also larger in size than gingham squares.

Where to Buy Women’s Buffalo Plaid

Below are my favorite places where you can buy women’s buffalo plaid styles

  • Amazon – surprisingly great options
  • Ann Taylor Loft – for a more classy, less causal look
  • J. Crew Factory – Great options for the preppy gal. I look forward to them each year!
  • Macy’s – sooo much variety
  • Lands’ End – for traditional, long-lasting options
  • L.L. Bean – for rustic, long-lasting options
  • Old Navy – by far the best options, the most options, and the most affordable options here! Old Navy kills it with buffalo plaid each year!

Below are some of my favorite women’s buffalo plaid styles: dresses, jackets, shirts, cardigans, coats, tunics, sweaters, blouses, fleece, skirts, socks, and more!

I have my eye on these thermal buffalo plaid pajamas for Christmas morning this year.

I love how this shirt dress contrasts a feminine ruffle with a rugged plaid.

This cardigan is also feminine, and even business casual!

I ALWAYS wear my fuzzy buffalo plaid socks with my pajamas in the Winter! They make for a festive stocking stuffer too.

And this buffalo plaid blouse is so sweet.

Scroll and click through to shop these and more women’s buffalo plaid styles below:

Here’s to a festive holiday season!


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