3 ways to dress up a plaid shirt

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One great thing about plaid is that it is a fun fall/winter staple that never goes out of style. Most girls wear a plaid shirt back to denim because its easy and comfy. One underutilized aspect of plaid is that it can be dressed up. In my mind this is the best combination - Plaid comfy paired with a heel and a cute skirt. Here are three different ways to wear plaid with a skirt. Would love to hear more about your favorite plaid looks!

Day Time event - This is always something I struggle with. There are certain daytime events in which I do not want to show up looking too dressy but I want to feel feminine and polished. I love the way that blogger Michele, from the Fashion Fraction pairs her plaid shirt with a denim skirt (a step up from denim jeans) and puts the look together with a vintage western belt. To finish off the look she has a really cool pair sunglasses to make it a little younger feeling.

Evening event - This one I haven't mastered yet but I leave it Jessica Alba, who is to me the epitome of a luxury comfort dresser. She makes this plaid shirt even dressier than it is, wearing it back to a black silk skirt with a high side slit - instant sex appeal! Her heels are also vampy making this combo a perfect tomboy sexy/chic outfit. 

Day to night event - We have all been there.....We start off looking so fresh at a late in the daytime event that turns into another evening event leaving us wishing we could go home and change. I have also been in the situation where I have stayed longer than planned at one daytime event and had no time to go home and change before my other night time commitment started. What to do? pair your plaid shirt with a leather mini skirt and bring a bag that can be worn as a shoulder bag / clutch. I just got one from barneys that I am in love with.  I love how Eat Sleep Wear styled this look below.

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