How to wear a Checkered Blouse and not look like an Idiot

When a checkered blouse comes to mind you don't think cool - as in outfit cool. You probably say no way ,  I am going to look like a picnic  tablecloth!  Second thought is the sightings of a checkered blouse either with denim or daisy dukes which we have all seen many times.  This results in a costume look and not stylish.daisy dukes

Currently checkered blouses are a Spring trend .   I personally love button down blouses and I think if paired correctly you too can pull off the checkered blouse.

A few rules to keep in mind.

1. Checkers are the focal point so tone everything else down. Don't be matchy matchy.

2.All the shoes I selected are neutral.  All the shoes I selected were also edgy and stylish.  NO comfort Merrills in this scenario!!!    Or cowboy boots. NO NO NO!!

3. Don't go for a relaxed look because you will look like you work on a farm.  Go for tight fitting pants or Straight Skirt or A line Skirt with Heels!

4. Selecting Denim is treading on the dangerous side, because of the stereotypes we all have seen for years.  Pass on it---

Go for a fresh Spring look and below are some examples I hope help!

J Crew Sky Blue Checkered Blouse with Plum Leather Jean Adriano Goldschmied, Talbots Ivory Cream Suede Pumps 005

JCrew Blue Checkered  Blouse, Zara Ivory Skirt, Vince Camuto Camel Caged Booties016

J Crew Red Checkered Blouse, Ann Taylor Beige Skinny Jeans, Ralph Lauren Cognac Pumps027

J Crew Red Checkered Blouse, J Crew Corduroy Olive Skirt, Burgundy Tights, Max Studio Cognac Booties049

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5 Responses

  1. Do you realize how timely this was? I just bought a pink checkered Ralph Lauren blouse today and the outfits you put together with yours just helped me immensely. Thank you, Monica. You are just the best.
  2. Julia
    thanks. I have a green checkered blouse. now I know how to wear it best
  3. mauro
    The first outfit is the best!

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