Olivia Palermo Proves Summer Checks Can Be Chic

Think checks are just for winter? Let Olivia Palermo convince you otherwise

We’re always on the lookout for a new summer trend, and we can always depend on Olivia Palermo to lead the way.

Stepping out in NYC, the 29-year-old did exactly that, this time taking on one of our all-time favourite prints, the check.

Olivia re-works this traditonal trend into something far cooler with a few top styling tricks, alongside a few carefully placed accessories to create the ultimate transitional, end-of-summer look.

Taking two key pieces, the sleeveless jacket and the button-up off-duty shirt, O.P gives us a serious lesson in layering, wearing her waistcoat over the shirt, and belting the look nearly at the waist.

Adding extra cool points to her already statement look, Olivia adds in a mirrored pair of sunnies, a top handle tote, and some signature Jimmy Choo pointed flat pumps. So chic, so perfect for the unpredictable weather, and ultimately, so very easy to recreate.

If like us, you’re totally loving this look, and want to introduce the check into your summer wardrobe, we’ve found 3 easy buys to take on the trend.

Take your cue from Olivia Palermo and polish off your look with a super-sleek blow dry for maxmimum impact.

Shop the look below…
Zara high neck top, £25.99
The high neck top is big news for summer, making this bold printed version from Zara well worth a look. Wear yours layered over an old shirt for a Palermo-style look, or team with a pair of ultra-wide leg flares for a modern take on the trend.
Marni check midi skirt, £720
We think this trend can easily be applied to all areas of your wardobe, and the coolest way to re-work checks for the office, is by snapping up this achingly cool midi skirt from Marni. Sure it’s an investment buy, but styled with a crisp white shirt and some sleek black pumps, this staple style will be well worth the spend.

Preen Line belted dress, £445
Love the print but want to avoid looking too ladylike? Take on Preen Line’s neon detail, embellished neckline shirt dress and team with some statement heels for the cool girl’s take on this traditional trend.

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