Get It Checked

A plus size woman wearing a checked shirt, black skinny jeans, and black patent buckle boots

Over the past few years we have seen that checked shirts have been in style for women all over the country. I personally hadn’t owned one until just a few months ago. Now I find myself with a few in my wardrobe each with a different element of style. In The Style Curve have quite a range of plus size clothing and there is pretty much something for everyone. Sometimes you just want to wear something with some colour that can either be dressy, smart or casual.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a checked shirt, black skinny jeans, and black patent buckle bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a checked shirt, black skinny jeans, and black patent buckle boots

When I saw this shirt from the Binky collection I knew I wanted to try it out. The rich and warm colours really caught my eye. Reds and oranges really work against my complexion so I knew that something containing both would be a really nice fit. This one is designed as a dress but I like to wear it as a shirt with some extra length. I like that checked shirts allow for a mix of colours in a single garment. It can make putting together an outfit rather fun. I decided to keep things simple and only wear black with this one.

A plus size woman wearing a checked shirt, black skinny jeans, and black patent buckle bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a checked shirt, black skinny jeans, and black patent buckle boots

Whenever I buy dresses or shirts with front fastening buttons I up-size. When you have a large bust you need to account for this to minimise the gaping that can take place. I have this one in size 26 because of this. I like that unlike other checked shirt designs there is a small but subtle added detail, the sleeves! They come with long checked ties that you can use to fasten bows or leave loose if you wanted to have a different look altogether!

A plus size woman smiling wearing a checked shirtA plus size woman smiling wearing a checked shirtA plus size woman smiling wearing a checked shirt, black skinny jeans, and black patent buckle boots

Lane Bryant recently sent me this pair of super stretch skinny jeans. Of course black skinny jeans go with a multitude of clothing items so you can see why it was so easy for me to pair these with my checked shirt dress. I should note that usually you downsize with American sizing when buying in the UK. I did however get these in a size 26. From my trip to Vegas last summer I knew that with Lane my size for shorts, trousers and jeans would be a US size 26. That being said if you disregard the size label in the back of your jeans the fit is amazing. The denim is super stretch and extremely comfortable. They honestly feel as comfortable as a pair of thick leggings. Perfect for this time of year!

A plus size woman wearing a checked shirt, black skinny jeans, and black patent buckle bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a checked shirt, black skinny jeans, and black patent buckle boots

So there are many ways you can put together a casual yet stylish look. Some work with shapes, prints and cuts. I like to colour coordinate my looks and go from there. Whatever it is you do to look stylish be sure to have fun in your clothes and stay warm in the winter cold!

A plus size woman smiling wearing a checked shirt

*Checked Skirt And Jeans Are Gifted Items
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!
  1. Olivia Jade (@dungareesdonuts) says: 10th January 2018 5:48 pm

    I love how happy you look in this outfit, and it looks great on you. I am also a huge fan of checked shirts and this looks right up my street, I am gonna go treat myself now :Dx

  2. Joanna says: 10th January 2018 6:07 pm

    I love the shirt! I used to have a similar one a few years ago and I swear, I wore it until it broke haha. I like the style and I love how many outfits you can create with it.

  3. Yeah Lifestyle says: 10th January 2018 7:51 pm

    Love checked shirts and you are rocking the design really well as well. The earth colour suits your skin tone so perfectly.

  4. Rebecca says: 10th January 2018 8:45 pm

    I love the shirt! And the way you have styled it, black skinny jeans just go with everything.

  5. Tanya Brannan says: 10th January 2018 10:38 pm

    I really love the colour combo on this! I would totally wear it with jeans, leggings, trousers and maybe even a leather skirt. Loving the hair still xx

  6. Sarah Bailey says: 10th January 2018 10:49 pm

    Now I am loving that shirt! How absolutely fantastic is it, I think the colours just finish it off perfect and make it something just a little bit special.

  7. Christy says: 11th January 2018 10:39 am

    What a lovely outfit. I really like the colours in the shirt and the little ties are super cute. Those jeans look comfortable but stylish too.

  8. Rhian Westbury says: 11th January 2018 11:01 am

    I am a huge fan of burgandy so absolutely love this shirt and it looks amazing on you x

  9. Rebecca Smith says: 11th January 2018 11:58 am

    I am a big fan of check shirts and love this one. It looks great on you, the colours work so well on you and with the jeans you’ve paired it with

  10. Becky says: 11th January 2018 2:30 pm

    I like how simple it, but the shirt is a real pop of colour

  11. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes says: 11th January 2018 2:33 pm

    What a gorgeous shirt! I love the colours. Teamed with the black jeans and boots you look amazing!

  12. Melanie says: 11th January 2018 5:15 pm

    I loved checked shirts, in fact I could do with a new one. Love to wear with jeans and some suede boots x

  13. Super Busy Mum says: 12th January 2018 9:25 am

    I love checked shirts….on other people! I can never seem to pull them off, sadly!

  14. Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog says: 12th January 2018 7:36 pm

    Love the way the red and orange colours go together. We’re big fans of checked shirts especially longer ones x

  15. Emma-Louise Dean says: 12th January 2018 8:56 pm

    Checked shirts are totally my thing, I love rocking them on pretty much a daily basis! This shirt looks amazing on you, and I love the little bow detailing on the sleeves xo

  16. Linda Hobbis says: 12th January 2018 10:14 pm

    I love that shirt. Comfy casual is my style of dressing!

  17. Laura H says: 13th January 2018 12:46 am

    I have to say I love the little bow detail on the sleeves! That is super cute and I’ve never seen that on a checked shirt before :o

  18. Ashton Gibbs says: 15th January 2018 4:55 pm

    That shirt is lovely! I’m well into checked shirts and the minute, and this one is lush. I especially love the cuff details!

  19. Becca Talbot says: 16th January 2018 2:05 pm

    That colour combo is great – kinda like a raspberry and a peach :) I totally agree with you, wearing something checked lets you accessorise and pull out particular colours to work with the rest of the outfit :) x

  20. Rachel says: 16th January 2018 7:44 pm

    I love a plaid shirt.
    I wear them with retro jeans or dungarees. They’re so comfy! You look so pretty in this one, x