"Laid-back" may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of plaid - after all, the checkered print has deep roots in private-school prepsters, stuffy equestrians, and lumberjacks - but this season, designers like Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Tory Burch are working hard to shed the stodgy stigma by offering sleek and sophisticated plaid pieces that flawlessly mix city girl and country mouse. As usual, we're looking to the stars to glean some modern inspiration on a perennial favorite - so click through to see how style-setters like Coco Rocha, Rashida Jones, and more put a fresh, cool spin on a certified schoolgirl classic.

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