“The King is dead” – The famous expression of “Checkmate” in the oriental game of chess, boasts of a defining VICTORY!!!
You check on me……..and I ……..check on you!!! Yes, Checks are a dominant print these days. This design is used most frequently on Blazers, Trousers, Twin -sets, Jumpsuits, Shirts, Skirts, Flared Pants, Tops etc……Checks are everywhere!!!
Checks are timeless and opting a good fabric suit or singles never fail to be a good investment. “Windowpane checks” like the one I am wearing, has shown a regular presence in each season. Checks are a great way to add power to your boring working wardrobe. It has a clean defining vibe to it. And have you forgotten the Checkered flags in Auto Racing ? The checkered flag is waved at the finishing line to signal that the race has come to an end. To me it concludes the winning moment, celebrating and taking control.
I am wearing my favourite Two- Piece Windowpane Check outfit. Its classy and bold at the same time. Adding a white or a black jacket to this look will make it Mighty!! The Pencil Skirt looks chic and simple. This look is strong and caramelised with simplicity. Christian Dior created the first pencil skirt in 1940’s and women immediately embraced the curvy shape of the classic hem. Pencil skirts for long have been a part of a woman’s suit ensemble, worn with a well fitted jacket, shirt or a T- shirt. Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn set the glamour arena on fire with those slender curves in the pencil skirts and rib hugging waists.
They have been my most favourite as they shape your body like second skin and yes you want to work your body hard before getting into them. No matter what size you are, be well toned to wear this outfit. And its not tough to get there if you are eating right and at the right time. Lets learn to be wise with that!
The look rides on a “don’t mess with me” vibe. Pointed heels add a sharp edge to it. This outfit can be mixed and matched with a different skirt and a shirt as well, but the twin- set makes it strongly bonded and leaves an audacious impact. You can wear this outfit to a lunch or dinner and if you sport on a white shirt with this pencil skirt to work, it will give you an ultramodern yet an elegant air.
Woven earnings will look amazing with this outfit like the ones below:
Brands like Topshop, Zara, ASOS, Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Urban Outfitters, H&M , Shein and more have loads to offer in checks. And of course, Burberry is all about the charming checks too!!
So go “Check”on your wardrobe……and don’t forget to smell enthralling!!
Photograph: Natasha Adnani