We decode three looks that give a stylish edge to your basic check shirt
Whether it is a day out with friends, a holiday with your special someone or just another day at work, a check shirt will always hold you in good stead. It is smart, versatile, sophisticated and pairs well with almost anything. Here are three ways to make the most of this wardrobe staple.
LOOK 1 : SMART CASUAL
The quintessential ’90s’ denim-on-denim look is making a comeback and how! The trick to pulling off this trend is to introduce a break in your all-denim outfit, and the best way to do so is by adding a smart checkered shirt in plaid. Easy and effortlessly stylish, all you need to complete this look is a cool watch and casual sneakers.
LOOK 2 : KHAKI MAGIC
If you’re bored of the usual shirt-and-trouser routine of work wear, it’s time to take your trusty khakis out for a spin! Pair your tailored khakis with a broad flannel or tartan shirt for a look that’s office appropriate, yet stylish. You can also swap your khakis with corduroy pants for a more comfortable option. Slip on a pair of brogues if you have a day of important meetings lined up. Roll up your sleeves and undo the top button, and you’re ready to hit an after-work party. It doesn’t get more versatile than this!
LOOK 3 : STYLISH & LAIDBACK
Holidays are all about comfort and relaxation, and if you want to look stylish without putting in much effort, a casual checkered shirt is your best bet. Opt for one in linen, which is a softer and a more breathable fabric, in bright colours like light blue, yellow and white. Wear it with a plain white T-shirt, leave the front buttons open and roll up your sleeves for a look that spells nonchalant style. Pair it with tailored shorts if you’re spending a day at the beach or by the pool, or basic blue jeans for a day around town. Depending upon your itinerary for the day, slip into comfortable sandals or sneakers, and round off the look with a hat and stylish sunglasses.