Checks, please!

Checks - Diane Kruger - Spring 2013
Diane Kruger – Chanel Spring 2013 (via Us Magazine)

“Whether interpreted via stripes rooted in the sixties, Bauhaus, railroad engineers or clothes covered in bold boxes and checks, the season’s new graphic look works for day or night.”  ~ Vogue

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Piggy-backing again on the “Positively Wearable: Vogue’s Guide to Spring 2013 Fashion,” I’m glad to see that checks and graphic designs are de rigueur for spring!  We all have checks in our closets and the fashion editors at Vogue have billed them as a hot staple this season.

Louis Vuitton Graphic - Vogue 1
Louis Vuitton – Spring 2013
Louis Vuitton Graphic
Louis Vuitton – Spring 2013
Marc Jacobs Checks
Marc Jacobs – Spring 2013

Checks - Jessica Alba - Louis Vuitton

Checks - Kerry Washington - Louis Vuitton

Lots of color and big checks, and did you notice the pointy toes?  Pointy shoes are so stylish and feminine, in my book.  I think houndstooth fits in the “graphic” category, too, which I’m delighted about because it’s one of my favorites.  Here’s some houndstooth inspiration for you from Pinterest.

Checks - Houndstooth Red CoatKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

Houndstooth Clutch

Houndstooth Chanel

Houndstooth ensembleHoundstooth Handbag

And here are some current styles you can “check” out online (just click the picture):

Kate Spade New York - Checkered Sadie Skirt - $298 Kate Spade New York - Colorblock Pocket Tee & Davis Check Capris - $248 - Neiman MarcusChecks - Michael Kors Optic Check Mock Neck Sweater - $695 - Nordstrom

Checks - Lauren Ralph Lauren - Ruggle-Bottom Gingham Blouse - $89.50 - DillardsChecks - Rachel Roy Oversized-Check Minidress - $149 - Neiman Marcus

Kate Spade New York - Checkered Sadie Skirt - $298Kate Spade New York - Paper Bangles Check Bangle - $148

I think I also love these looks because of all the black and white – another trend right now that looks so crisp and sharp.  {Future post on that, so stay tuned!}  In putting together this post, I remembered how much I love blogging ~ and how I’ve missed it the last week or so with a full plate at the office!  Promise to get better about posting more frequently.  LIFE ~ it has such a knack for getting in the way of my creative bent!  I’ve gotten requests lately for links to stylish, crisp white blouses, along with some looks that blend dressy with casual.  Any other looks you’d like help re-creating?  Always taking requests!

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