Checks come back every Autumn, and this year they’re bolder and better than ever! Whether you’re planning to channel Cher Horowitz, suit up in a power blazer, or looking for that perfect versatile piece that you can wear to work and for drinks afterwards, look no further than here! I’ve rounded up some of the best ways to wear checks on the high street so you can rock checks any way that suits you! Dare I say checkmate?
1. Keep it Classy
With this cheeky little ASOS number, you can never go wrong. Style it a-la Audrey Hepburn with a black polo neck and some boots, or make it more modern with a crop top and trainers. The pearls add a nice layer of detail to an otherwise everyday checked skirt, and the colours within the check pattern are nice and vibrant. The mix also means you can experiment in pairing it with a lot of colours – don’t be afraid to think outside of the box!
2. Keep It Sweet Yet Stylish
This little number is so astonishingly versatile that if you’re going to invest in one check piece this season, I would make it this. Style it with a high-neck top and boots for serious autumnal swag or keep it bare and bare with slinky sandals for something more serious. The self-tie belt around the middle is seriously flattering and the colours mean you can afford to be bold when choosing what to pair it with. Bare legs or tights, jumper or crop top, this pinafore will complement them all!
3. Keep It Professional Yet On Point
You can’t go wrong with two trends in one – the blazer and the check. This number would look just as good with some heels and a choker as it would with a polo neck and some tights layered underneath. From the office to the dance floor, this dress will have you feeling like Cher Horowitz meets Elle Woods – aka, a boss-ass bitch who can kill both the work and the fashion game. What more could you want? This is one of the best ways to wear checks!
4. Channel Your Inner Punk Rocker
There is nothing I love more than a pair of good trousers, and these ones from Topshop are a pink checked dream. The slightly baggy fit means you can tuck a jumper in no problem, and their versatility is unparalleled. Pair them with trainers, heeled boots, DM’S, or even brogues, and wait for the compliments to start showering upon you! Be your best and sassiest self in the hot pink colour, even if the weather is less than complimentary.
5. Embrace Your Inner Power Bitch
I couldn’t go through this list without including a standalone blazer! There is something inherently powerful about a blazer that makes me feel like a 70s businesswoman, and this check number from Berskha only ups the fashion potential of a good blazer. Whether you want to layer it over a jumper or wear it over a bralette to be daring, investing in a check blazer this season means you will never run out of items to pair it with!
6. Don’t Be Afraid To Get A Little Sexy
This River Island number is a nice twist on checks because of its body con fit. Infinitely flattering, this piece would look great on its own, or toughened up with some chunky-soled boots for maximum attitude. The large button detail down the front will ensure all eyes are on you, no matter the occasion, and the spaced-out check pattern will snatch that waist in – perfect! This is one of the best ways to wear checks!
After reading this, I’m sure you’ll all be checking these pieces out now! What do you think are the best ways to wear checks? Tell us in the comments!
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