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34 Ways To Rock An Autumn Check

Catwalks are awash with colourful ginghams, plaids and checks. Here’s how to wear yours in style.

Dedicated followers of fashion will be well aware that, amid the overarching tonal trends of 2020, the catwalks were also awash with one particular print: plaid. From Victoria Beckham to Versace, Michael Kors to Miu Miu, the bold check cropped up again and again, both in monochrome and bold colour, and emblazoned on everything from jackets to knitwear to shirt dresses.

This, we say, is good news both for the modish and those who prefer to stay classic alike; checks, after all, can be understated or bold graphic and – crucially – they never go out of style (just ask the good folk at Chanel and Burberry) . Here are our favourite ways to wear the look. Check mate.

Main Image: Sideline Clothing

By Nancy Alsop
September 2020

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Matches Fashion

Isabel Marant Etoile Gabin Roll-Neck Checked Wool-Blend Cape Coat, £480

Zara

Check Overshirt, £49.95

Cabbages & Roses

Peggy Dress In Black Gingham, £250

Mango

Pocket Tweed Jacket, £69.99

Toast

Ine Check Cotton Short Dress, £160

Net A Porter

Ganni Smocked Checked Cotton And Silk Blend Maxi Dress, £315.77

Zara

Check Overshirt, £49.95

Burberry

Chequer Merino Wool Blend Oversized Cardigan, £690

Anthropologie

Amber Checked Shirt Jacket, £144

& Other Stories

Oversized Recycled Wool Shirt Jacket, £175

Cos

Cotton Checked Lond Seersucker Dress, £125

Wolf & Badger

Fanfare Label Organic Cotton Volume Long Sleeved Check Top, £149

Daydress

Isla Dress In Ikat Super-Stripe, £295

Victoria Beckham

Cropped Funnel-Neck Jumper in Multi Check, £295

Selfridges

Acne Studios Valley Checked Wool-Blend Scarf, £220

Toast

Checked Natural Jute Bag, £29

Sideline Clothing

Edie Reversible Jacket – Check/Grey, £229

Olive Clothing

Nancy Check Dress, Blue, £69

Rails

Clara – Scarlet, Navy, White, £155

Plumo

Checked Beret, £39

GAP

Cozy Scarf, £24.95

Hollister

Cozy Brushed Shirt Jacket, £69

Net A Porter

Adidas Originals Nizza RF Panelled Printed Canvas Sneakers, £60

John Lewis

Brora Wool Check Mini Shirt Dress Monochrome, £195

Plumo

Ganni Foliage Dress, £198

Miu Miu

Long Printed Taffeta Skirt, £1,530

Kitri Studio

Lenora Check Midi Dress, £125

H&M

Cotton Flannel Pyjamas, £34.99

Net A Porter

Solid And Striped The Elle Gingham Bikini Tio, £86

Anthropologie

Checked Knot Headband, now £15

Plumo

Brook Scarf, £49

Selfridges

Paper London Mona Checked Cotton Midi Dress, £365

Rails

Willow – Almond, Pink, Navy, £146

H&M

Lyocell-blend Dress, £24.99

Nancy Alsop

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