Monday, April 8, 2013

Check it out

Model: Fiona


The new check trend is sure to be checking all your boxes. The pattern is making a come back once again and is appearing on any type of clothing available from an accessory to a full pant. Here's a couple of ways to wear the terrific trend.

Black and white Topshop leggings - £25

This pair of monochrome styled leggings are a huge eye popper in the fact they stand out to show your loud fashionable personality. To wear something so attractive doesn't come with any pain, they're easily stretchable made of 70% cotton, 25% Polyester and 5% elastane making sure they'll bounce back into shape giving you the quality you need. This would be a great purchase to make as they'll be sure to satisfy and allow you to stand out from the denim jean crowd. Yes you have to be pretty brave to wear these but they're definitely worth the risk, let your fashion confidence grow girls! Personally these are one of my favourite pair of pants and are surprisingly easy to find clothes to accompany this outfit.  Placing them with a black leather jacket and plain top compliments the pattern and calms it down a little so that it's not too full in your face, even turning up the ends gives more emphasis to your ankles so that your shoes aren't overshadowed in the checks beauty. Hint- pull them up tight for extra comfort and a peachy looking bum.

~ Available at Topshop. 

Red tartan scarf, hand me down

Never mind buying something new, have a rummage through your parents wardrobe you'll be surprised that your parents were actually fashionable. Once. This is an old scarf of my Dad's which dates back to when he was at college, when it comes to it maybe my children will wear it, it's soon to be an antique! The colours aren't too bright and all balance out to compliment each other beautifully with the light threads at the ends as the perfect finishing touch. This tartan scarf can go with almost all coats and jackets like denim, leather and parka's. Obviously worth the buy. In my opinion it looks captivating when wearing pants or a skirt, the pants give a dominant vibe whereas the skirt gives it a charming affection. It can make so many outfits, certainly wouldn't break them.

~ Similar style available at Topshop.


Black and white button through skirt, hand me down

It's a fact that more and more people are investing in sewing machines with sales last year rising to up to 20%, now leaving room for old trends to come back and combine with modern ones, it's a simple scenario for you to purchase one. Why not? You'll be a designer at the press of a peddle. This skirt used to belong to my Nanna and was down to the floor, quite disgusting right? Even she only wore it once shoving it to the back of her wardrobe, but just give it a cut and a sew of the hem and you can give it a fashion make-over. It doesn't take much time or money to insight a little Vintage into your life just a "Pretty please?" to toot through your Nanna's old clothes. The buttons down the middle enhance the neatness of the skirt and give a professional impact as well as an edgy, unique feel. I love wearing the skirt with brown brogues and mustard satchel for a 60's look transported to the current day.

~Similar available on ASOS.


Grey and yellow shirt, New Look Sale- £7

One of the most popular ways to wear the check pattern is through a shirt which portrays the cowboy kind of style, most of us will probably have a good couple of these in our wardrobe. Having an oversized shirt hung out instead of tucked in gives a casual, modern twist on the stereotypical Billy Ray Cyrus look allowing you to differ in the number of ways you can style the shirt. Wearing plain black leggings or jeggings will let your shirt gain the attention it deserves so that everyone can admire the pattern you own. It's 100% cotton yet the texture feels quite fleecy it's almost like a toasty blanket with arms keeping you warm throughout the day hugging you with its checkerly love. This shirt really works for me as it's simple and mainstream, I can safely say I have quite a collection of them hung in my wardrobe, each with different styles. Clearly checks are checking in and florals are checking out.

~Available at New Look.

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