The perennial check print, in its multitude of forms, is a having a serious moment on and off the runway. From glen plaid to gingham, a check print is a must-have fashion staple to add to your wardrobe for the coming season and beyond.
For winter, the glen plaid check is trending. Expect to find patterns of blocks of checks, small and large, woven into the woollen fabric. This check is found on everything from coats, to double breasted jackets, trousers, skirts and scarves, and even on your shoes.
HOW TO WEAR IT
It’s worth investing in a matching check print jacket and trousers. Wear together for maximum sartorial impact or wear the jacket separately with denim or leather trousers. The trick to giving this classic new season relevance is to style it with new season trends – think colour and silhouette. Punctuate your check print with vivid pops red or royal blue. Also play with wide leg trousers, statement sleeves.
KNOW YOUR CHECK: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Glen plaid consists of small and large checks that create a box-like pattern, with a houndstooth check being the largest, most identifiable of the 4 sections of the pattern.
Houndstooth is a monochrome pattern with abstract four-pointed shapes that look a bit like broken checks.
A lightweight cotton fabric with a square check pattern. Gingham is perfect for Spring/Summer.
Tartan consists of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours.