When I first came into style, I didn’t exactly like checked shirts because I saw them as boring and only old people could pull them off. As time went on, I started to realise I was wrong and so decided to find ways I could style them to better suit me. Fast forward to today, checked shirts are one of my favourite clothing items and I’ll like to share with you the ‘Dos’ that help me style them without looking scruffy.Here are some tips to help you style checked shirts without looking scruffy. Click To Tweet
• CONSIDER THE FABRIC PATTERN WHEN PURCHASING
When purchasing a checked shirt, consider the fabric pattern. This is very important because there aren’t a lot of check patterns. While some are truly beautiful, the others are either ugly or widespread. You don’t want to be in one of those situations where you’re wearing a tablecloth, do You?
• EXPLORE COLOURS
Do not be afraid to explore colours. One way to inject colour into your style or wardrobe is through staples. You’ll definitely agree with me that the checked shirt is a staple. When exploring colours, don’t go for exaggerated colours. Work with a colour scheme. Start with neutrals or primary colours and work your way up to secondary colours.
• CHECK YOUR STYLE
Pun intended. Checked shirts come in different designs that can basically be grouped in two – Intricate and clean. While the intricate has more lines and boxes, the clean has less. The ones with intricate designs should be worn casually while the clean ones could be worn formally or casually because it’s easier to match tie patterns when the shirt pattern isn’t complex.
• ALTERNATE SLEEVE LENGTH
Alternate between Short and long sleeve lengths. When short sleeves checked shirts are done the right way, they look good. Long sleeves checked shirts also offer the option of rolling the sleeves when needed.
There you have it guys. My go to tips for styling Checked shirts. I hope you find use for them. Till next time.
Shirt – Beverly Hills Polo Club
Mom Jeans – Thrifted
Shoes – Ezra Shoes
Sunshade – Haute Signature