Windowpane checks are now the new kind of the classic minimalist print. This gridlocked pattern is a sleeker and cleaner kind of plaid and is more common in black and white checks. Like any other fashion enthusiast, I too was tempted to try this pattern out. But I thought black and white and windowpane checks is way too classy a style for my personality. You know what I mean? It was an it’s not you-it’s me kind of a situation. But that didn’t stop me from looking around for an outfit with this print.
So, there was this gig that was coming up this month where I had to perform for a corporate audience. Oh! didn’t I tell you? I am a also a musician and I perform live music in Hyderabad. So for a recent corporate event, I was supposed to wear a slightly more formal outfit. I am someone who doesn’t even own a pair of formal trousers or even a blazer for that matter. I have always worked for startups and I never really needed to invest in formal wear. So in that case, I of course had to go shopping for some formal outfits. While I was hunting for pencil dresses and LBDs, I found this very pretty boxy dress by Code with coral colored checks on it and I said to myself, “This has to be God sent!” I was relieved that I found a slightly more wearable outfit with checks on it. At that moment, I just knew that this is what I am wearing for my event.
What really impressed me about this print is it’s versatility. While I wore it to a formal event, I could also comfortably pull it off for a brunch with my friends. I paired the dress with a black sling bag again by Code and a pair of black ankle strap stilettos.
Shift Dress: Code`
Stilletoes: Inc 5
Sling Bag: Code
I am loving the whole experience of trying out minimalist understated prints for a change. This is also one of my style resolutions this year.
Photography credits: Mahadev Krishna