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Ruffled plaid track top: JEREMY SCOTT FOR ADIDAS, $220, adidas.com. Ritz shirt: NICHOLAS K, $244, saksfifthavenue.com. Pleated Schoolgirl skirt: AMERICAN APPAREL, $56, americanapparel.net.

We’re digging plaid so much right now, we’re refusing to relegate the coldweather staple to the back of our closets just yet. And by the looks of spring’s fashion lineup, we won’t have to. Several labels are offering warmweather options for the return of the schoolgirl-meets-grunge trend. We loved the green plaid suit that popped up on Derek Lam’s spring runway and plan to re-create the same effect with BB Dakota’s new green-and-black plaid blazer. When the temperature starts to rise, Free People has an airy dress that is a great option to (literally) keep us in check. And Jeremy Scott for Adidas, Nicholas K and American Apparel are all making fashionable waves with the Catholic-school signature as well. This season, it’s clearly a plaid, plaid world. JOHNIE GALL

Boots: JEREMY SCOTT FOR ADIDAS, $300, adidas.com.

Baby Got Back

Talk about nostalgia: Backpacks have returned to the sartorial spotlight with a vengeance. But since a woman shouldn’t take her style cues from Dora the Explorer, we’ve unearthed a few fresher versions perfect for the season. Herschel Supply Co. makes an alwaysclassic line of solid-colored, minimalist knapsacks (outfitted with special computersleeve pockets), but we’re really coveting one from newcomer Repack, a Bay Area-based company recycling auto upholstery and seat belts into handcrafted leather and vinyl bags. If you’re looking for a head-turner, we love the newly launched label Harper Ave’s sleek and structured “klutzproof” bags. Both styles of the neutral-toned patent leather packs feature clear peekaboo panels and are inspired by and named for modern architects (Le Corb for Le Corbusier; Kazuyo for Kazuyo Sejima), even borrowing elements from their most famous buildings. Still not satisfied? Then swing a nautically inspired navy-andwhite-striped backpack from Stone + Cloth over your shoulder and be effortlessly stylish (and hands free!). Your chiropractor will thank you. JG

All of Shelter Co.'s tents come stocked with wool Pendleton blankets, woven rugs and down bedding for a rustic but cozy stay.

GIMME SHELTER

(Left) Kazuyo backpack: HARPER AVE, $209, harperave.com. (Right) Recycled Car Upholstery backpack: REPACK, $225, to order contact d.miller.hershon@gmail.com.

If you’re drawn to the idea of sleeping under the stars but the thought of actually roughing it makes you itch, we’ve uncovered the solution: Shelter Co., a luxury pop-up camping service founded by event planner Kelsey Sheofsky and her husband, Mike. The duo can pitch one of their 200-square-foot, Civil War-style pole tents wherever you’re hoping to set up camp (Big Sur, Coachella, anywhere in nature really) and fully furnish the outdoor abode with leather butterfly chairs, a real mattress, patterned poufs, a fire pit and area rugs. Each tent is totally customizable, and special à la carte options include cooking supplies, group catering and even a butler service for your nightly turndown (rentals start at $750 for the weekend, with a $2,000 minimum). “Camping is never going out of style, but many of our clients have never been,” says Kelsey. “We’re helping them feel comfortable, even in the middle of nowhere.” Don’t forget, it’s BYOB (bring your own bug spray). ≥ shelter-co.com JG

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