STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: CHECKing You Out

Style Advice of the Week

Alas! The season for ugly Christmas sweaters and the overuse of the colors of red, green and sequins is over! We are now in full-fledged winter season and will soon be transitioning into spring.

Well, you might be asking what does one wear when it is no longer fall or no longer the holiday season? From red checks, to green, blue and black plaid, this season you can find everything from the traditional to the modern prints with checks, plaids and Scottish tartan. You can style these patterns in so many ways, from grunge to country to classy.

Ranging from teeny-tiny to supersized, checkered patterns are anything but square and you can see that this trend continues to be popular from way back in spring 2013 when Marc Jacobs mod, 1960s-inspired collection emerged on the runway and brought the dated pattern up to speed.

Keeping in trend for winter 2013, this Fashionista donned a black and white checkered knit sweater. This bold black and white check patterning lends a grunge look to this monochrome pullover, as do her tough black combat boots. Paired with her outfit she wore black leggings and a black bucket purse with studs to school. To soften the look, she wore this beautiful vintage-looking heirloom necklace that has bright pink flowers inside. Wearing a bold colorful necklace against any top that is black and white makes for a pop and is sure to be noticed. Remember, any color goes with black and white.

You can change the look of this whole outfit and wear jeans or leggings in any color and that can take you from looking modern grunge to modern chic, or you can wear flats with a color, instead of combat boots. There are so many ways to style an outfit around this amazing multifunctional sweater, which can also be worn for practically any season.

No matter how you wear the check trend, you will stand out and will be looking fabulous this post-holiday season.

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