The other day I had a yearning to pull out this checkered crop jacket I bought off zipia.net a few years ago! With the influx of soft pastels and blinding neons taking the blogosphere and shops by storm lately, the dark bottle greens and mustards of this jacket seemed so out of place when people are rocking pastels even during winter. Nonetheless, I hate the idea of not being able to wear something just because it’s not in trend anymore so I wore this anyway! To me the checkered pattern on the jacket embodies “preppy” but I wanted an edgier look. I popped on a pair of Le Specs shades, distressed denim shorts and these awesome faux-socks stockings with the line across the knee.