We’ll hardly ever stop loving the perfect checkered dress, as besides looking maximum show-stopping, youthful and opulent, it reminds us of our reckless and careless childhood, taking us back to the school years of our dreams! While September is primarily the month of schoolchildren, when everyone is getting ready for a new cognitive year full of heartbeats and emotions, age never actually matters for juicing up our style and getting into the back to school mood ourselves too! In anticipation of the first day of September, we want to encourage everyone to wear back to school checkered clothing pieces, recalling those sweet days at school when the game was much more interesting in small schoolyards! Below we have rounded up 16 stylish checkered outfits for the perfect back to school style of yours that will put you in a sweet nostalgia of school fashion!
Your checkered school uniform was definitely stylish despite its modesty and simplicity, featuring the symbolic red or dark blue plaid in the Scottish style pleated skirt, a neat white shirt and maybe some bow on the waist. Based on this classic uniform, various fashion designers have always managed to come up with cool modern style suggestions ideal for the cosmopolitan fashionisers. In addition, the classic checkered patterns have constantly been reinterpreted in multiple colors, forms and styles, appearing not only in the traditional checkered form but also transferring into uber-sassy houndstooth patterns, two-colored tartan motifs or simplified mono cells. Nowadays, there are certain checkered pieces that symbolize the grunge style in fashion or carry some punk-rock motifs. Thanks to this big diversity, choosing checkered pieces is way easier now. You just need to stick to one unique style rule when choosing a checkered piece: the more traditional the pattern looks, the more pretentious the design of the clothing can be, and just vice versa!
One uber-cool checkered piece you can acquire this fall is a plaid outerwear, be that a coat or a stylish jacket in an asymmetric form. This will definitely spice up even the gloomiest black outfits. Picking a super-elegant and feminine houndstooth patterned mini dress and topping it with a black coat, accessorized with a stylish clutch, sunnies and leather gloves can be a cool style alternative both for special parties and casual days. Just another creative idea is wearing a brightly colored checkered shirt over your black leggings or skinnies resembling a mini skirt this way. Leaving the outerwear, the top and the accessories black and opting for a red lipstick will make you the ultimate grunge babe!
How cute a pleated mini dress in black-and-red checkered pattern can be, especially when it’s accessorized with knee-high boots and a cross-body black bag for the ultimate feminine look! On the other hand, if you feel more casual, just match your fave checkered shirt with a pair of skinny jeans, accessorize your look with the perfect outerwear, scarf, beanie, footwear and bag and get ready to stroll in the city in style! This is true about the combo of a checkered shirt and a pair of denim shorts too, finished off with a perfect cross-body city bag!
Maximum impressive and hot can be a bold red-and-black checkered tea-length dress with an open-back cut in the lovely retro style, accessorized with chained leather ankle booties for the grunge feel! The same way, you can pick a lovely checkered red-and-white mini dress and finish that off with a black biker jacket, a checkered shirt tied around the waist, a pair of biker booties and a cross-body bag. The grunge feel is guaranteed also when you top your black pants and a simple gray knitted sweatshirt with a plaid outerwear!
Some other back to school checkered outfit ideas can be wearing a plaid shirt with black leather shorts, a pair of plaid trousers with a white top and a white cardigan, or styling it in a classy way, topping your white shirt and black pants with a classic checkered blazer! To radiate maximum elegance and femininity, go for a checkered body-con knee-length dress and accessorize it with red high heels, or pick a lovely checkered tea-length dress in the slightly flared style and match it with a gray sweater and a scarf in the same print. A checkered mini dress worn with classic white heels and a tiny chain bag can be a fab option for the girly and classy days of yours!
Nowadays, checks adorn not only dress, skirts and shirts, but also shorts, trousers, outerwear options, overalls and cool accessories, such as scarves and hats. So picking the perfect style for you and getting into the back to school mood will hardly be a difficulty for you!
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