October is easily my favorite month of the year. (And it’s not even my birthday month!) I love everything fall stands for… Football, pumpkin-spice and apple-cider-flavored anything, stunning foliage, leaves crunching beneath your booties, cashmere scarves, cozy sweaters, plaid, chambray, and maybe my most favorite of all — piling on the layers.
Sometimes I think about how I really need a “fall body” instead of the typically summer body. I like to pile on the longer shirts and blouses, sweaters, vests, blazers, and jackets. So much so that I look like a Michelin man from time to time. I was actually on a date last week and he asked me, “Wait, how many jackets do you have on right now?!” Hahaha, I can’t even make this up. Man-repelling at it’s finest, I must say.
I’m always in search of new ways to layer without adding too much bulk. (Vests are a god send! Sometimes there are only so many layers you can fit in a jacket sleeve, you know?) Draping a sweater over my shoulders has been a go-to lately. And over the last few weeks, I’ve been into the whole tying-a-shirt-around-your-waist thing. Takes you back to middle school, huh? I remember tying sweatshirts around my waist when I’d get too hot in gym class. What goes around comes around, I suppose.
I like how the extra shirt adds another pop of print (gotta love plaid on plaid!) and defines the waist a little bit, too. It adds interest without adding any bulk at all! This outfit is perfect for a fall brunch with the girls and if you swap the heels for a pair of sneakers or your go-to booties, you’ve got yourself a great game-day outfit.
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Old Navy Oversized Windowpane Plaid Shirt
Old Navy Red & Navy Plaid Shirt
Old Navy High-Waisted Distressed Denim
Express Ankle-Strap Sandals (on sale!)
Clare V Leopard Pouch Clutch (25% off with code INTHEFAM // similar style here for less!)
Karen Walker Sunglasses
Michael Kors Watch
Michael Kors Bracelet
Plaid has always been one of my favorite fall prints. A little bit borrowed-from-the-boys and a little bit lumberjack makes for the perfect print to pair with your most feminine pieces. Juxtaposition at it’s finest! Plaid can festively take you on just about any autumn adventure you have planned… Apple picking, a trip to the mountains, the pumpkin patch, or even a football game. Where are you wearing your plaid this fall?
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