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Lorraine is a style obsessed mama to two young kids, a wife to a supportive husband and a family photographer. Lorraine graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, with a degree in advertising photography. She enjoys quiet moments, silly kids, clothes, shoes, coffee and a little wine too. Can't get enough of her here on FredParent? Check out her personal blog: Rain in Style.

 

Rain in Style

Do you love the look of a plaid shirt but feel more “lumberjack” than “fall chic” when you wear one? I know I do. So, let’s all put our axes down and look at a few styles ideas for plaid shirts that are fall hits and definitely not lumberjack misses.

Over a dress.

Tie a button-down plaid shirt over a dress. Try it with a fit and flare style, fitted or even a maxi dress. You can also try leaving the shirt open over a shorter dress, and roll the sleeves, or tie it around your waist. Mix in some leopard print and you’re good to go. I'm sure no lumberjacks look that cute and put together.

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Open with jeans.

Wear the plaid shirt as a layer with a solid color or graphic tee or a tank top. Either way, it looks pulled together. Plaid shirts make a great third piece to your outfit without adding extra bulk.

open over jeans

With a tutu skirt.

I’m pretty sure a lumberjack wouldn’t wear a tutu with a plaid shirt...but you should! I love this look for a holiday party. Unique and still chic. Tie the shirt up at your waist or tuck it in to the tutu. You can find this tutu in tons of colors on Amazon. Throw in some sparkle with your accessories, and the party should just come to you!

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Under a jacket or blazer.

Wear it buttoned up, with skinny jeans and throw on a jacket, bonus points if you have a leopard pattern shoe or bag to go with it. A moto style faux leather jacket is a great way to bring a bit of edge to your plaid style.

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Tied up with a skirt.

Wear it tied at your waist with a pencil skirt, mini skirt, or even a maxi skirt. No one chops wood in a skirt. Add tights and booties if it’s too cold for bare legs.

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Ready to give plaid a try? Perfect! Say goodbye to feeling like a lumber jack, my friend ou will surely be pretty in plaid

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Pouches' Community Corner

Be KIND at Home and Abroad

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This month, Pouches highlights two community events and one international aid opportunity for families to support. 

On October 13, there will be a Kindness Day pancake breakfast at Spotsylvania Towne Centre. On the 20th, the Happy and Healthy Kids Fair is at the Children's Museum Fredericksburg.

Also in October, Pouches is preparing for a trip to Ecuador to bring used orthotics and prosthetics to people in need in that country. 

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