Easy Oufit Upgrade: Tie a Plaid Shirt Around Your Waist

Easy Oufit Upgrade: Tie a Plaid Shirt Around Your Waist (Source: Bauer Griffin, Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America, FameFlynet Pictures)It's raining, you're at a Hollywood event, running errands, headed home from the gym: whatever the setting, a plaid shirt will do.

Songstress Rita Ora made a fashionable exit from a London club with an oversize plaid shirt tied around her waist. Her mix of denim, leather, and tomboyish tartan hit just the right note.

Rita Ora leaves Mahiki Nightclub in a hoodie, leather jacket, ripped jeans, and a plaid shirt tied around her waist. (Bauer Griffin)more pics »It-girl Hailee Steinfeld attended a Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party in what would otherwise have been an all-black getup. We like to think she threw on the cream-colored button-up at the last minute to achieve the perfect undone look. 

Hailee+SteinfeldActress Hailee Steinfeld attends the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party on September 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics »That's the key to this look, isn't it? Making it your own and mixing whatever plaid you have with your cherished wardrobe staples. Thrown over a dress or pair of denim cutoffs, it adds a touch of slouchiness which just so happens to pair perfectly with a killer set of heels or your take on edgy footwear.

Mylie Cyrus Visits a FriendBYLINE: EROTEME.CO.UK.Miley Cyrus wears her red plaid button-up shirt around her waist for the second day in a row as she gets into an SUV outside a friends house. Cyrus shows off her toned abs in a midriff bearing top and denim shorts. (Bauer Griffin)more pics »Nothing wrong with upping your errands game, either. Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens both jazzed up tee-and-shorts ensemble with a serious dose of attitude.

Vanessa+HudgensActress Vanessa Hudgens goes for an early workout to have a quick turn-around to go to church and lunch with her sister Stella in an angelic white dress in Hollywood, California on September, 15, 2013. (FameFlynet Pictures)more pics »
Not only does this styling trick make you look slimmer by defining your waist, it's also the perfect solution for transitional dressing—simply unwrap your makeshift belt and you've got an extra layer to throw on if you get chilly.

Easy Oufit Upgrade: Tie a Plaid Shirt Around Your Waist
(Sources: Old Navy, Nasty Gal, The Gap)We found plenty of cute options online, such as these from Gap ($17.99), Nasty Gal ($88), and Old Navy ($24.94).