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When you've found a super-cute checkered shirt, creating the rest of your look can feel a bit overwhelming. If you're working with a bold pattern, your best bet is to play around with neutrals and solid colors within the rest of your look -- bringing in any more print can create too much visual distraction. As for your shoes, go subtle and soft if you want your shirt to pop or add a jolt of color for a super-bold look.
If you're looking for a way to infuse a bit of feminine sex appeal into your checkered-shirt-included outfit, a pair of pumps is your foolproof, go-to choice. Since your checkered shirt gives off a bit of a prairie vibe, your classic shoes will add an uptown balance to your ensemble. Imagine you're wearing a black-and-gray checkered shirt tucked into a high-waisted black miniskirt. Pull on a pair of black opaque tights and slide your feet into black patent leather pumps -- super hot.
When you're wearing a soft, subtle checkered shirt, keep your look girly and subdued with barely-there shoes. Visualize yourself in a pale gray-and-white mini-checkered shirt. Tuck your top into a pair of white skinny jeans and your look is almost complete. Slide your feet into a pair of nude suede flats -- go for a tiny bow detail on the toe for an added feminine kick. To find your best nude, look for a pair of shoes that match your skin tone as closely as possible. Done!
Go for a pair of gladiator sandals when you're bringing your checkered shirt into the city. Nothing says urban-inspired street style like mixing more than one aesthetic for a style all your own. Envision yourself in a black-and-white checkered slouchy shirt worn with a pair of distressed blue boyfriend jeans. Tuck the front of your shirt in and allow the rest to hang out. Roll your jeans a couple times at the ankles and pop your feet into a pair of pewter gladiator sandals.
If you're feeling sassy and want to make sure everyone sees that checkered shirt of yours, add a pop of color to your outfit with your shoes -- you're sure to turn some heads. Start with a cream-and-taupe checkered shirt tucked into a pair of medium-blue, slim, straight-leg jeans. Blouse the back of your top out and pop your collar. For the final touch, step into a pair of brightly-hued booties -- think bold purple or cobalt blue.