No longer the symbol of an insipid school uniform or an uninspired flannel, plaid is again the cool kid on the block with celebrities everywhere staying in check with a hip-to-be-square style mentality.
The traditional red checkered pattern has been the leader of the resurgence, although some stars have stepped outside the box in favour of another colour combo.
Included among the tartan trendsters is Ciara, who was hipster-cool with a sporty red dress, tied up with a plaid shirt around her waist and custom knee-high, red Givenchy boots.
Kat Graham explored the cocktail side of the squared look with her sizzling Dolce & Gabbana frock. But it was Rita Ora who increasingly amped up the punk-funk appeal in a Karl Lagerfeld jacket-and-trousers ensemble, accessorized with even more quirk in a backwards baseball cap and statement shades and shoes.
Meanwhile, Maria Menounos took a tamer, more classic approach in a Zara navy mini-dress with zipper detail. The high-street frock was also worn by Olivia Palermo during Spring 2014 Paris Fashion Week.
And, Julianne Hough gave us a grungy-cool, street-style look with her Maje shirt, worn over a T-shirt and black skinny jeans.
Mad for plaid?
Paige Verdugo Plaid Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans – Net-A-Porter.com
Burberry Brit Plaid Wool-Blend Coat – Net-A-Porter.com
ASOS Jumper Dress With Plaid Panel – ASOS US, ASOS UK and ASOS International
ASOS Midi Skirt in Pleated Plaid Check Print – ASOS US, ASOS UK and ASOS International
Moschino Plaid Wool-Twill Kilt – Net-A-Porter.com
Maje Degriffe Oversized Plaid Cotton Shirt – Net-A-Porter.com
Topshop Enzyme Check Smock Dress – Topshop US, Topshop UK and Topshop International