Thursday, 23 September 2010

Check Mate!

That's right, they're back! Check shirts, dresses, hats, coats- you name it, they're checked! Checked clothing and accessories is a great way to add casual flair to your outfit. Dress down by adding an unbuttoned checked shirt to a girly dress, perhaps, or team one with some leather trousers (a la Agyness Deyn) for some true rock chic!

Whether it's borrowed from your boyfriend or bought yourself, there are many ways in which you can rock the checked trend this season- and to give you a little push, here are some great offers from some of your favourite stores :)

ASOS

(clockwise) ink blue check button down dress £25 on sale; Mango check western shirt £29.90Fairground button front tiered check maxi dress £30 on sale; Wrangler bright check western shirt £28 on sale; 2-in-1 check skirt pencil dress £38oversize check shirt dress £32
BOOHOO
(clockwise) Lottie checked wool coat with faux fur trim £45Tia checked and denim maxi dress £10Lousie belted sequin dress £6Katie checked shirt £5Christine small checked shirt £5Orla check shirt £5

REPUBLIC
Soul Cal check mini skirt £22.99Soul Cal hooded check shirt £26.99


NEW LOOK
(clockwise) oversized check scarf £7tartan hitched shirt £22.99belted check shirt £22.99longline gingham shirt £17.99cropped hooded shirt £20check cocoon skirt £21.99
(clockwise) checked short £21.99checked western shirt £15.99checked satchel £14.99tartan belted shirt £22.99checked hitched shirt £25checked boyfriend shirt £26.99


RIVER ISLAND
(clockwise) red check mini skirt £29.99grey check mini skirt £29.99pink check long sleeve shirt £26.99red check skirt £29.99brown puff sleeve check dress £39.99


TOPSHOP
(clockwise) brushed check nightshirt £25skinny check shirt £28stud check long sleeve shirt £35check swing coat £75Latin check skinny shirt £28long sleeve check shirt £28
(clockwise) check cord dungaree skirt £32check curve pocket skirt £35premium check tweed shorts £38dogtooth check shorts £32
midsummer check short and vest £18check straw envelope clutch £10 on sale


MATALAN
(clockwise) casual check 2-in-1 £16short sleeve check longline blouse £103/4 sleeve check drop waist dress £16Falmer stud check skirt £14textured check jacket (black) £28short sleeve check blouse £8
(clockwise) kids' pink checked trapper £5check weekender £6checked trench coat £40red double face checked shirt £14check tailored dress £20check tailored jacket £28
blue check tassel scarf £4sequin detail check scarf £4check detail trilby hat £6
NEXT
(clockwise) check duffle jacket £45tartan check shirt £20hooded check shirt £28tartan check dress £30check button detail shorts £25belted wide leg check trousers £32
(clockwise) double check shirt £25double check shirt £25black check shirt £22mink check trousers £38 (sorry I forgot to scroll the pic down so you can see the trousers!!); pink check shirt dress £30grey check hooded coat £50


MISS SELFRIDGE

red checked faux fur hood cape £68checked bow on chain wristwear £6
DEBENHAMS
(clockwise) Redherring maternity blue check western shirt £26Rocha. John Rocha multi-coloured check tunic £35Rocha. John Rocha camel check hitch up shirt dress £49H! by Henry Holland blacn & pink large check tie-side pants £3 on sale (but now only available online in size 12); H! by Henry Holland multi-coloured check leggings £7 on sale (again, only available in size 12); Redherring orange check and ditsy shirt dress £14 on sale
(clockwise) Floozie Frost French cream floral & check print longline balcony bra £17.50cream floral & check print hipster brief £8Roxy turquoise 'the crush' check shorts £45black shadow check coat £89Betty Jackon. Black dark red check 'sailor' skirt £40H! by Henry Holland red check and denim sleeve jumper dress £35


You're sure to get checked out (wink ;) in these little numbers- boyish but girly and casual at the same time, understated but sleek; whether you're flaunting some bright bold plaids, terrific tartans or cool checks, you can work this look in a number of ways.


This trend is so versatile and can be teamed with pretty much anything: leather jeggings, denim shorts, floral playsuits- absolutely anything! You can make the transition from day to night by simply teaming a check shirt or blouse with a stunning playsuit and swapping it with a sequin blouse as the day turns into night- fabulous!
Here is my sis rockin' the check trend at my recent graduation ceremony:
and here I am wearing a check shirt I purchased from New Look last Summer- apologies for the lack of clarity, my sister took the pic when I wasn't looking and edited the original version!


"I admit, I have had to polish myself off once or twice but yes, when I RSVP to a party, I make it my business to come."


(Psst! Asos are offering 10% off selected dresses until 6pm tomorrow (Friday) with code FACEBOOKDRESSES- this is on top of current dress promotions, you'd be mad to miss out! Also, Miss Selfridge are offering 20% off to cardholders (when purchasing on an existing Miss Selfridge card) between now and tomorrow! New Look are also offering free delivery until midnight Sunday as well as 10% off their online Winter Shop with code COLD10!)
I think I feel a denim post coming on next! Have a great rest of the week xx
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