Thursday, March 10, 2011

Checkerboard... Everything!!!

Although most commonly seen on teenagers' wristbands, belts and Vans shoes, checkerboard can be a stylish, unique fashion statement. People love bold, high-contrast geometric patterns, as they are incredibly visually appealing, and its a great alternative to stripes. My boyfriend and I have gone on a checkerboard bender, collecting everything from stockings and scarves to ties and cufflinks. 

Here is a picture of my tights that I get complimented on all the time:
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I got my boyfriend similar cufflinks for christmas.

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This checkerboard tie has a weird flat end, but I suppose thats unique. 

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I have had my eye out for a checkerboard Prada purse that I saw last summer. Unfortunately, its nowhere to be found, making me think it was a fake. I was able to find something similar online, but I think it might be fake too. But I'll show you anyways because its pretty:

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And here is a real Marc Jacobs checkerboard bag. Not as pretty, because I don't like gold, but still really nice.

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These are amazing L.A.M.B. shoes. 

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Scarves are always in style, and this one is silk with a large checkerboard pattern:

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This coat is not exactly checkerboard, its more of a diamond, but its very fun looking. 

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The more bold of you can wear checkerboard skinny jeans. But it takes attitude to pull these off!

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It is more nightclub wear than street wear, like this Forever 21 dress:

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But if you're looking for a more day/street wear kinda dress, the large soft squares in this dress will work better.

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And if you are rocking the catwalk, you can get away with even more crazy checkerboard get-ups!

A note though, do not confuse checkerboard with gingham, because no matter how in style it is, it will always make you look like a country bumpkin. 

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