FALL 2017 Fashion Trends Inspiration: Red checkered jacket

Blogger @Dafrastar adding her twist to the the Fall checkers and plaid trend. More details in post.

Fashionable humans! What’s happening?

Happy Wednesday to you gorgeous people! I hope you are all excited about this holiday week! Have you done your turkey day shopping yet? I went to Trader Joe’s on Sunday and it was fucking madness. Moreover, I am still missing like 10 items – everything was sold out, even butter. I had to buy one of those bougie ass butters (not Kerrygold, the other one) for like $5. Fine, I am on Keto so I am not stranger to exorbitant butter prices (and I may or may not have some Kerrygold in my house) but that does not mean I can’t complain.

Side note: I am busy putting together my most comprehensive post to date– about my top favorite red lipsticks–,  complete with product shots, swatches, try-ons, kiss tests, you name it. I have no idea what possessed me to think I could complete such a post in a week. I have been writing nonstop for days, which is why I had zero content last week. Oops.

Blogger @Dafrastar adding her twist to the the Fall checkers and plaid trend. More details in post.And today’s trend is…

Anywho, I am excited to bring you today’s trend, which is checkers. Checkered/plaid prints RULED the runway at NYFW in September, and since then, I have also seen them wholly embraced in the fashion blogging world. Personally, I totally dig this trend. I am very much into versatility, and I feel like a good checkered or plaid piece checks all the boxes (no pun intended). The prints are cute, functional (can be worn to the office OR girls’ night out) and work well as either tops, bottoms, dresses and even jumpsuits; case in point. I am low key mad I did not buy it when I had the chance (I tried it on, but for some obscure reason walked away from it); hopefully I can still get my hands on it. It would look so cute paired with a slim turtleneck and some ankle booties, don’t you think?

Before I get carried away putting together imaginary outfits, let’s take a quick look at the way the checkers trend was interpreted by fashion heavyweights at NYFW.

Blogger @Dafrastar adding her twist to the the 2017 NYFW checkers and plaid trend. Picture courtesy of www.stylecaster.com
Left to Right:
Mara Hoffman; Rosie Assoulin; Tory Burch; photo courtesy of StyleCaster.
Blogger @Dafrastar adding her twist to the the 2017 NYFW checkers and plaid trend. Picture courtesy of www.stylecaster.com
Balenciaga
Blogger @Dafrastar adding her twist to the the 2017 NYFW checkers and plaid trend. Picture courtesy of http://www.harpersbazaar.com/
Alexander Wang
Blogger @Dafrastar adding her twist to the the 2017 NYFW checkers and plaid trend. Picture courtesy of http://www.harpersbazaar.com/
Michael Kors

As I said above- this trend was EVERYWHERE on runways.

Oh and y’all see that last dress from Michael Kors? That is how I will dress every day when I have money, WITH the gloves AND the facial expression. Judge me, I don’t even care.

Anywho, we can agree that his checkered print situation just really works, and is quite classy when executed in shades of grey/black/charcoal. However, if you have been here before, you are already aware that sophisti-ratchetness is much more my speed. It should therefore come to no surprise to you that my interpretation of this trend came in the form of a bright red jacket. Of course.

On to my outfit! Blogger @Dafrastar adding her twist to the the Fall checkers and plaid trend. More details in post.What I am wearing: Jeans- Lucky Brand Sasha Skinny– Here; Blazer– Here; Booties– Here; Bodysuit – Here

I picked this particular jacket because the checkers are kinda muted, but they still make a fun statement. I paired it with a sheer bodysuit, skinnies and ankle snapping booties (seriously). While I would not wear this look to the office (hello boobies), this is solid girls night out material. See a breakdown of the clothes below.

Blogger @Dafrastar adding her twist to the the Fall checkers and plaid trend. More details in post.
Red checkered jacket: (black and charcoal also available)

I have had this jacket for a few weeks, and let me tell you- it is fire. It is a stretchy fabric, but it is thick and feels luxurious. I will highlight one VERY annoying thing, though: the buttons are trash. You may see that I have zero buttons here; guess what: the jacket came with two.

It is not an isolated issue either! I got this blazer in a size 10 first, and it was too large so I returned it for an 8. I did not even keep the 10 for 3 days, and wore it ONCE for 1 hour; I promise you, the buttons were already coming loose by the time I put the return package in the mail. Also, if you have long limbs like me, be ready for the sleeves not to come down to your wrists. I still love this jacket though, and I do NOT regret my purchase whatsoever- this is a minor annoyance compared to how much joy I get from wearing this garment.

Blogger @Dafrastar adding her twist to the the Fall checkers and plaid trend. More details in post.
The shoes (also available in olive)

These little ankle killers… I have no idea WTF I was thinking when I purchased those stinkers. Meet the Carlita Bootie from Justfab! They are SO HIGH (almost FIVE fucking inches, with NO platform- I seriously have no idea how I missed this in the description), and the heel is SO skinny that I swore I was about to faceplant every 2 minutes. They are also tight and uncomfortable for plump feet, at least in my experience. However, I am still breking them in (this was only my second time wearing them.) With all that said, they are very very cute and looked killer with my skinny jeans. I will never wear them to a place where I need to walk for more than 3 minutes, but if you are on the market for very impractical yet very sexy shoes, check those babies out! Look at those cute buckles and laces! (They are all a lie, the zipper is all you need to slip them on.)

Blogger @Dafrastar adding her twist to the the Fall checkers and plaid trend. More details in post.

The rest of my outfit has been discussed on the blog before (again, I am all about versatility so re-wearing items several times is a victory in my book). Please articles below:

Please also see below some fellow bloggers styling checkers to perfection:

Shantel from Simply Shantel

Morgan from Hangitupla

Shannon from Champagne at Shannon’s 

Tania from Darling Tee (rocking that Zara jumpsuit was silly enough not to pick up)

Bonus pic below: the light was red, and I had to race across the street, heels and all. OUCH.

Blogger @Dafrastar adding her twist to the the Fall checkers and plaid trend. More details in post.

Dassit for today! I appreciate you stopping by, and the kind comments you keep sending my way! You guys are the best. Let me know below if you are jumping on the checkered bandwagon, or if you are judging us from a distance.

This look was shit by @Tracey_Mammolito in San Francisco.

Blogger @Dafrastar adding her twist to the the Fall checkers and plaid trend. More details in post.

Until next time!

With love,
D

36 thoughts on “FALL 2017 Fashion Trends Inspiration: Red checkered jacket”

  1. Dafra, you look amazing! I love that blazer and kudos to you for rocking those heels! I definitely would have tripped and died in them lol

    1. Listen I have a photo of me losing my balance in them – it’s not pretty 😂 thank you Renee!!!

  2. Okay but these pictures!!!! Slay me sis!!! I’ve always been scared of checkered patterns because I don’t want to look too much like a schoolgirl but you gave me a different perspective

    1. Omg I’m so glad you mentioned the photos! I just started using a new photo editor and I was hoping they would be well received!!!

      I understand your struggle: right now I really want a tartan skirt but it’s so hard to find a good one that doesn’t look like schoolgirl cosplay! Still- let’s rock that pattern lol

    1. Thank you so much love! I try to write as I speak, but with prettier words 😂 thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Girl after seeing your style and the others Checkers styles, I will definitely will jumping on the checkers bandwagon. Love your blazer and those wonderful booties. Thank you girl for inspo ^_~

  4. Love your personality in this blog post. I love this red checker jacket and I think I might need to find one. And those shoes omg I would die in them but I also feel like I need to but them lol.

    1. I will be honest: I tripped several times trying to sashay down the street in those heels!
      Thanks for the kind compliments and for stopping by today!

  5. In love with your pictures! i have some checkered pants but I find it very hard to style them! this jacket is absolute perfection though!

    1. What color are they? You may want to try a simple solid color bodysuit and plain pumps, or a solid color turtleneck?

  6. OMG i just love you!!! How did you not fall running across the street!? I can’t do a big heel without a platform. I love that red jacket on you. And since the the buttons came off, maybe you can go to craft store and find some funky buttons to replace the other ones?

    1. I did not think of funky buttons!!!! What a great idea! I’ll buy some cool off amazon! And lemme tell you that fall was imminent!

  7. I love how you created your own checkered look style with that blazer and gave us some Runway looks as well! This bright red blazer is so cute and so unique! Love it!

    xx Beatriz | livelovewearit.com

  8. This is absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for the feature 🙂 So obsessed with plaid & check print!

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