by jessica harshman

Every year when the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to fall, one can count on a superabundance of pumpkin-flavored things popping up on grocery store shelves and menus cross America. Similarly, the classic plaid motif reappears in early Autumn and dominates storefronts and e-commerce home pages much like the omnipresent pumpkin theme. Call it plaid, checkered or windowpane. I prefer this black and white excel-lent geometric pattern to the typical red/green tartan: it is a little less Christmas-y and a lot more sleek. 

Wearing: Cooperative tunic - similar, Helmut Lang blazer - similar, Steve Madden boots - similar

Photography by Goldie Rosenfeld

Text editing by Grace Delia