Be it a smart men’s shirt or a cute pleated skirt, never underestimate the power of plaid. One of the most popular patters among both the genders, the ubiquitous checks has transcended seasons to make it in this summer’s trends-to-wear list. Here are a few ways in which you can rock this wardrobe staple this season!
Lay it on
Checkered shirts make for perfectly light spring layers. Guys can wear a shirt unbuttoned on top of a graphic tee & denims for a cool dude vibe. Girls can add a grungy touch to a crop top- shorts combo by throwing on an oversized tartan shirt on top. Even casually tying a plaid shirt around your waist looks chic in a totally 90s way. Checkered shirtdresses look fab layered over leggings or tights and worn with ankle booties. Experiment with different combinations and you’ll see how versatile these wardrobe must-haves turn out to be!
Print mixing with plaid
Always sceptical about mixing prints? There’s not an easier pattern than checks to start your print-mixing lessons with! You can pair different sizes of checks to add an interesting twist to your outfit, or you can wear a plaid shirt with camouflage print bottoms for a grungy cool look. Flaunt gingham with polka dots, or mix two of summer’s favourite patterns – checks & florals – together! Just try to put together colours from the same family, or ones that complement each other, so as not to go OTT with your print mixing experiments!
Checks + denims = win
It doesn’t get more classic and more popular than the combination of checks with denims. A hot favourite with men & women alike, this pairing is a go-to choice for all fashion-lovers. Plaid shirts with denims and loafers can be the perfect outfit for the suave guy, while a checkered shirt paired with denim shorts and stylish sneakers can make a girl turn heads! Choose a shade of blue that complements the colour of your checks and you have got an effortless winner of an outfit every time!
Glam it up
Checks can give off a primarily androgynous, grungy vibe to any outfit. Why not add a twist and glam it up in your own style? Flaunt a gingham shirt with a feminine lace skirt and high heels for a chic look. Add a statement necklace to a checkered shirtdress and wear it with black tights and peep-toe pumps for a night out on town. Lend a boho vibe to your plaid outfit with a floral headband or a stack of beaded bracelets. Jazz up your checks and stand out in the crowd like never before!
Don’t restrict yourself to only clothes! This season, add a few checkered accessories like scarves, caps, bags and shoes, to your wardrobe and play with this pattern in your own, unique way! So, add some summery checks to your wardrobe and let’s get the plaid party started!