Everything from the colour, size, look and feel of a checked shirt is important, but once you’ve found the right piece, the rest is easy. Checks are classic patterns that don’t demand that you make too much an effort with the rest of your outfit, except for the right pairings. To help you get started, we’ve put together three unique looks for a style update this season.

 

For each of these looks, layering is key. This helps to not only add another dimension to your look, but makes the checks the highlight of your outfit without being too overpowering.

The Bold Look

For this lively set, put together our light blue, full-sleeved shirt with red checks, a spunky round neck red t-shirt with a logo graphic, and a pair of washed-out blue denims. The combination of shades of red and blue tops our list for those days when you’re on the run and for easy nights with friends.

The Balanced Look

To go relatively formal, take our pick of a black and blue checked piece thrown over a printed white t-shirt, with black pants to match. The trio gives you a more streamlined look and can easily progress from day to night, for casual and semi-formal events.

The Subtle Look

This look brings a trio of light hues together, for an easy daytime look. The red and blue checked shirt is the contrasting element to the blue-on-blue pairing of the round neck t-shirt and washed out denims. Perfect for hot days when you can’t be bothered to dress up, because it does the job for you!