Last week Anna posted a fabulous outfit featuring orange and plaid. There are so many details about Anna's outfit that grab me: the contrast between the cool moto and the strict buttoned-to-the-top shirt, how the bright orange and dark black look with the faded/distressed denim and white shoes, matching bright oranges for lipstick and jacket, a vertical line of white from sunnies to belt to shoes, the structured black handbag that picks up on the structure of the plaid shirt even though all the other accents are bright or white.

Even though I don't have the exact pieces in these colorways, I do have plenty of orange, white, black, plaid, and denim in my wardrobe. In fact, I came up with 4 outfits inspired by Anna's but only two felt properly in the spirit of hers. One I am filing away for fall, and the other I am wearing today since it's projected to be the coolest day of the week (yay!). Obviously the types of pieces I used differ, but I was able to get in nearly all the key elements that I was drawn to in Anna's look down to the matching orange lips. The two major differing points: less sassy footwear which I compensated for with sassy hair, and no structured black bag because I do not have one! Bonus fun that this inspired me to pull out my rarely worn white sunnies, which I enjoyed wearing today.

I don't know that I'd have thought to put these pieces together in this way, but I love how it turned out. Thanks for being such great inspiration, Anna

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