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Monday, 22 September 2014

Wardrobe Staple: Checked Shirts

When it comes to downtime dressing, there's nothing quite like comfy clothing, especially with the days getting cooler and autumn approaching.

Celebrities are favouring checked shirts for their off-duty days - worn over dresses, tees, shorts and jeans - they are totally versatile and an easy look to pull off - just add jeans and ankle boots! Here are some images from Pinterest for inspiration:

Checked shirts look great with skinnies and a leather jacket for a grunge-chic look:


 Neutral, subtle checks are easy to layer with a sweater or a scarf:


Checked shirts look great tied around the waist:


Most of us probably have a checked shirt in our wardrobe, but if not the shops are full of them this autumn and they are an inexpensive way to update your look. Here are my favourites:

I have a checked shirt, bought a few years ago from Uniqlo - they have a fantastic range, I love this mustard colour to brighten up a winter outfit under a plain sweater:

Flannel Check Long Sleeve Shirt £19.90


A traditional red checked boyfriend shirt from New Look:

Red Check Long Sleeve Boyfriend Shirt £17.99


A classic checked shirt from Marks & Spencer:

No Peep Pure Cotton Check Shirt £25


I particularly like the oversized check shirts that are everywhere, like this one from Topshop:

Topshop Oversized Check Shirt £30


And finishing with a fab monochrome version for just £10 from George at Asda:

Check Shirt £10


And this was me yesterday trying to hold onto the end of the summer in white jeans!


Military Jacket - True Religion SS14
Grey Top - Zara AW14
White Boyfriend Jeans - Mango SS14
Sandals - H&M SS14
Backpack - Mint Velvet AW14

So, will you be wearing your checked shirt this autumn?

Abbi x


13 comments:

  1. I love layering up with shirts and sweaters in the Winter Abbi! I have quite a collection of checked ones now and look forward to wearing them in the coming weeks!! Some great picks....can't believe the Asda one is only £10!! xx

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    1. I know, such a bargain and a monochrome one is so useful!
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  2. Looks great! xo

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  3. Great minds and all that, I was planning a checked shirt post draft for later! Love the M&S one Abbi, I deffo think I should have one on the wishlist xx

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    1. Yes, it's a must have, especially like them under sweaters at this time of year! Look forward to seeing your picks!
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  4. I have the topshop one - it's AMAZING

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    1. I remember now! Love the colours in it!
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  5. Oooh nice outfit Abbi. What I'm really loving is the vintage remake plaid shirts where 2 arms are sewed onto a different body. Urban Outfitters had them in earlier in the year. Mind you wearing a second hand item is another matter x

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    1. Sounds lovely, I better not look as the whole point of this post is that I have checked shirts already - LOL!
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  6. I've got a couple of checked shirts, but I'm looking for another one so thanks for the reminder about Uniqlo! Boden also have some ones in lovely colours. The George one is fab too & such a bargain!! x

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    1. I missed the Boden ones, would not have thought of them with checked shirts!
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  7. I think they look great on others but a check just overwhelms me :-( Lynne x

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    1. A checked scarf? There are sooooo many around, I'm trying to find a blanket one?
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