Celine, Burberry Prorsums, Louis Vuitton
Do you remember the year when you ahh-ed and ohh-ed admiring Louis Vuitton´s super gorgeous check printed pieces displayed on the runway? It was that runway show when they did an elevator exit!
How time flies? It´s already two years ago.
How about the many other runway check prints that were as gorgeous? The plaid on plaid as seen on Celine´s 2013 runway stage, for example, or the stunning check coats from Burberry Prorsums 2011. You didn´t really forget them, did you? How could you when this lovely print is as valid today as Louis Vuitton´s signature check pattern, as if you´re wearing it like a designer handbag.
Check is back, my darlings, and that´s good news. From Banana Republic´s two-item sets to Topshop´s everyday wear, I gathered inspirations for today´s six fashionable ways to rock the check trend like a pro.
1. Check Cropped Top + Full Pleated Skirt
Cardigan, Top, Skirt, Pumps, Scarf
Yes, it´s a two item set. But you can also easily break it. Let´s take a good look first at how lovely the separates look together. There are two statements in this outfit – the check pattern and the wine color. Pulling together the check crop top and the check pleated skirt, the dark rose cardi serves like a dressy topper. But you also want to lighten up the strong statement; you do this through a pair of blush tasseled pumps.
2. Checked wrap dress + over-the-knee boots
Coat, Dress, Bag, Boots
You can say that this is the latest interpretation of the black and white mono check dress. It´s no longer about bolder and bigger checks, it´s now about creating illusions of check. Try this eye-catching checked print dress featuring a wrap-over skirt with a pair of classic black, knee-high boots. of course, you want to keep things glam in black but also feminine, so add a black dress coat and a white/black bow handbag.
3. Ombré checked print cape
Top, Cape, Trousers, Clutch, Boots
Wondering how to wear check to work? It´s easy, just throw over your typical long-sleeve shirt + tailored pants office look an ombré checked print cape. You can wear it as an outdoor outfit, inside the office, or to a business meeting.
4. Checked High Waist Skirt with Thigh High Boots
Bag, Beanie, Top, Skirt Tall/Petite, Boots, Coat
Here´s the real deal, an outfit I would really love to strut to the street. It features a high waist check print skirt and some thigh high boots. It has been a while since I spoke thigh high, so let´s celebrate!
I love that the high neck pullover and the beanie hat matched the skirt. It´s like everything in this outfit is made for each other. Now let´s take a black short coat and a black coat to complete the look.
5. Checked Car Coat Outfit
T-Shirt, Jeans, Coat, Bag, Boots
Here´s a casual but statement-making outfit you can wear this cold season. It´s just some casual tee and denim, some subtly stylish ankle boots, and a BOLD yellow/black long check coat. When you´re on the street walking towards your favorite café, all eyes are on you. But once you´re inside sipping a hot cacao or cappuccino, you have comfort and peace sitting in a corner. What a day!
6. Check on Check Combo
Poncho, Skirt, Top, Bag, Boots
Let´s try to cop the check on check look from Celine. I couldn´t find a gorgeous blue check top, so I settled for this neutral colored check cowl poncho from Topshop. Anyway, it also blends nicely with the red check wrap skirt, also from Topshop.
The key in working with check on check is consistence. As you can see, the black top and black tall boots did a good job in smoothen-ing the checks, while the wine bag polished the skirt.
Alright, those are my takes on the check print that came back as a trend for this cold season. How about you? How would you wear check?