The Dos and Don'ts of Wearing Checks This Season

Seen throughout the AW15 collections, checks were hot, hot, hot on the catwalks. From bright pink checked fabric to classic tartan, monochrome checks and bold prints, the beauty of this trend is that there are so many outfit options. Here’s our guide on how to wear checks.

1. Do make a Statement

One statement piece, like a bold coat or poncho is an ideal way to rock this look – it will work perfectly over jeans and a tee.

2. Don’t think check just means 1950s gingham

It’s all about oversized prints, bold colours and classic tartan. Stick to rich tones and bold patterns – forget the small checks.

3. Do wear head-to-toe

You can totally rock the look head-to-toe in a cute co-ord (think Cher from Clueless). Just keep accessories simple and pair with block colours.

4. Don’t forget you can just accessorise

Not feeling it? Simply add a tartan scarf to your look or try a geo-print bag – a super easy way to update for the new season.

5. Do opt for classics

Let the print do all the talking! A patterned pinafore teamed with a white shirt will look oh-so-sassy.

6. Don’t think you only have to stick to muted tones

Mix it up! Bright checks, bold colours and rich tones are the order of the day – be experimental!

7. Do try different trouser styles

Fitted trousers are always a winner but don’t discount this season’s hottest style – culottes. Best worn with a fitted top, culottes are a great style for all body shapes.

8. Do break up your look with neutrals

Black, navy, grey and cream are the perfect neutrals to mix and match with your prints which means loads more outfit options – yay!

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