A few months back I bought my husband a black and red checker shirt, when I presented him with the random gift his first reaction was "I look like a lumber jack". His comment made me reflect upon myself and my own lumber jack-esque apparel that hung in my closet. Over the past few years I had accidentally collected what I deem to be a one-too many checker pattern button downs. They have become a staple on days when I want to roll out of bed and not worry about using my little brain to conjure up an outfit. And I guess that reflects in the way I look because when constantly paired with worked in jeans the checker shirt can look a bit too laid back.
Recently while in Joe I picked up a soft mint green checker shirt and I vowed to wear it differently, that got me thinking, how can you pull off checkers, plaid and flannel without looking frumpy, or like you're a-boot to hunting eh? Check it out below, my top three fav ways to work checks into your wardrobe.
1. With Jeans: I know I JUST said that pairing the shirt with jeans isn't ideal, but its all in how you accessories. Starting from the top, I have an ass load of make-up on, and a bright lipstick, so it would be almost impossible to confuse me for a boy. Next I added a neon necklace, and blue suede pumps. Et Voilà
2. With Colour: If you pair checkers with another bright colour it will never look boring or dull. This skirt is such a gorgeous purple colour, with gold accessories you're in the money.
3. With Leather: This is pretty self explanatory, pair anything with leather and suddenly, va-va-voom! Leather pants, tight, shorts, jacket, or in this case faux leather skirt from Zara. I upped the ante by adding patent Louboutin's (which my dog kept trying to eat) .
I guess that's it for now, but the possibilities are endless. Tell me, have you embraced the flannel checker trend? How do you wear it?