Trend of the week: Check prints

On the grid: box off checks as your go-to print. 

INSPIRATION

The beauty of autumn winter is its unwavering reliability. Each year, fads find their way onto the fashion radar but fall off just as quickly. Not so much when it comes to stalwart prints like the humble check.

Whether heritageinspired houndstooth, rebellious tartan or geometrically-clean box checks, their continued presence is reassuring in on an otherwise fickle landscape.

This season sees a few new twists with winter gingham making its presence felt at Victoria Beckham and playful cutouts reassuring us that winter needn’t be one of proverbial discontent.

STYLE HACKS

BALENCIAGA: Redefine the power suit by pairing a Prince of Wales check jacket and trouser combo with a tissue-thin polo neck.

DOLCE & GABBANA: Feminise an oversized houndstooth coat with bejewelled shoes and velvet mini bag.

STREET STYLE: Pair a tartan or box check blazer and leopard print shirt with loveworn jeans.

CALVIN KLEIN: Layer a monochrome tartan tunic dress over contrasting box check trousers for visual interest.


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