Even though the sun is out, the temps are up and the flannels are stowed, it doesn’t mean you have to go without your beloved plaid.

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It’s not Seattle without plaid.

So even though the sun is out, the temps are up and the flannels are stowed, it doesn’t mean you have to go without.

Here are five ways to wear plaid in a cooler way.

Madewell Industry Button-Back Top In Plaid ($72) and Plaid Tie-Front Skirt ($59.50). Mix prints with style with this all-cotton pairing from Madewell. The cool-girl store is opening a new downtown location April 26, and there will be a grand-opening party that night to celebrate. Find more details.

Rails Jordyn Sleeveless Plaid Tunic ($148 at Nordstrom). It’s a dress in summer and a top in shoulder seasons, giving this flowy, rayon number out of L.A. lots of versatility.

Bridge & Burn Fulton Patriot Plaid ($118 at bridgeandburn.com). The heather-gray color of this button-down out of Portland gives it a flannel look, but the linen-cotton fabric will keep you cool in warmer weather.

Kavu Costal Short Sleeve Shirts, $55 each
Kavu Costal Short Sleeve Shirts, $55 each

Kavu Costal Short Sleeve Shirt ($55 at Kavu, Ballard). Sport short sleeves without getting a “dad look” with this shirt from Seattle’s Kavu. The light, woven cotton fabric comes in a slew of color combos.

Tommy Bahama Canberra Plaid Shirt ($128). Seattle’s Tommy Bahama always adds great details, such as the rotated stripes on this refined cotton shirt’s pocket opening and inner cuffs, and contrasting fabric under the collar. The plaid has a cool ombré look in shades of blue.