We're taking a quick break today from envisioning the Halloween costumes that could be inspired by letting our inner fierce beasts loose. Part 3 will be posted on Wed. For now, we're getting our daily dose of inspiration from Eva Marie...and it has everything to do with plaid! My usual go-to styling for plaid is to pop it under a jacket, but sometimes it's fun to let the fabric take center stage. In that case, adding an interesting detail or texture underneath helps elevate the look from "weekend chilling" to something with more honed style chops. Pick your favorite plaid of the moment to start. Then, choose your underlayer. Skip the easy-but-expected thermal. Yeah, yeah we know how laidback you can be; let your inner fashionista have a moment. Do it Eva Marie's way and go with a lace-up detailed bodysuit below for a sexy spin on plaid. Pair it with leggings or skinny jeans and coordinating OTK boots - black with cool colors, warm brown or of-the-moment burgundy with classic autumnal shades. Tie the plaid shirt at your waist, leave it flowing open for casual cool or let it slide off of one shoulder for a flirty take on the look. If lace-up isn't your style, how about just lace? I love pairing fabrics in ultra-disparate genres, like grungy, work-hard/play-hard plaid with delicate, frilly lace. The intricate pattern softens the plaid and gives it a quirky, boho vibe, especially when paired with blue denim (distressing totally allowed!) and finished with a suede belt and caramel ankle booties. Ivory, beige and vanilla tones brighten darker plaids, like navy and pine shades, beautifully. Since both of these are casual looks, ditch the baubles..and the bobby pins - let your hair blow free. Or, elevate the whole shebang a bit more and go with a fancy up-do. I hope this inspires you to have some fun with plaid sometime soon - 'tis the season, after all ;) Happy fashioning!
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