Currently Coveting: The Checked Shirt

How to wear and what to pair with a checked shirt.

Who knew plaid and checkered shirts could look so stylish? It can – casual or dressed up, plaid, gingham and checkered shirts aren’t just farm-chic anymore. This spring and summer they can easily fit into your travel wardrobe – look for a fitted cut and in either classic colour combos (think blues and reds), or get flirty with pastels and neon checks. Use it like a a chambray shirt (see options here) when travelling (top it with a blazer, a light-knit sweater for chilly nights, and mix and match it with just about any bottom).

1. Topshop Atlanta plaid shirt, $62,

2. 10 Crosby Derek Lam blouse, $398,

3. Sleeveless check shirt, £26.00,

4. Splendid plaid button up, $160,

5. Plaid flannel shirt, $80,

6. Plaid popover, $ 70,

7. Plaid piped western shirt, $58,

Pair it With: Your Wardrobe Staples

1. Mango frayed denim shorts, $35,
The festival and summer staple – denim cutoffs paired with a plaid shirt is the epitome of summer.

2. 7 For All Mankind white jeans, $198,
Perfect for a spring weekend getaway, top your classic white denim with a plaid shirt, sleek belt and pointy-toe flats.

3. Madewell silhouette skirt, $88,
Dress up your checked shirt with a black skirt (opt for a solid colour, and we like the idea of even pairing it with a leather skirt), high heeled sandals and a topknot for a night out.

Expert packing tips (you just need carry-on!)
Travel must: The anorak jacket
Hot weather beauty essential: Coral nail polish

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