WORDS BY STEPHEN YU
Heritage check print continues to dominate this season. A trend our team of interns traces back to Demna Gvasalia’s breakout collection for Balenciaga (if that’s wrong, blame them), this season’s offerings have seen designer’s get more creative. Ginghams, plaids, and tartans can be seen on a variety of novel pieces alongside the more traditional overcoats, blazers, trousers, skirts, and suits. Whether you’re going full Burberry chav, faux lumberjack or classic Prince of Wales, you should definitely check out (see what we did there…) our top tips on how to wear this check season:
The Full Look
Wear a matching suit trouser and blazer combo for a chic tailored look. Alternatively, harness the power of another of this season’s biggest trends - mismatched prints - by mixing different types and colours of check in one look.
Oversized Check Coat
Boxy and oversized is how to wear your top coat this season. Layer it over a clean, neutral look or over more check if you’re feeling bold. You’ll know you’ve hit the sweet spot when it looks like you’re wearing bae’s jacket. Aftershave and stale menthol cigarette smell not included.
Subtle (and not so subtle) trousers
Go with some subtle check patterning on your trousers for a classy look, or spice things up by channelling your inner punk (or Rupert The Bear) with a loud tartan.
The check is on everything from sexy slip dresses to flowing shirt dresses, to trendy midi skirts. So it’s completely up to you whether you want to go sultry St Trinian, or ‘Gogo Yubari grew out of fighting and deadly weaponry'.
Asymmetry and check detailing
Play with the shape and size of checks this winter. From asymmetrical jackets and skirts to flared trousers and cozy cardigans.
Anything Americana goes. Lumberjack, cowboy, rodeo. Take your pick.