If we were to tell you that checks are trending this autumn, we're willing to bet you'd hardly be surprised. After all, as a pattern often designated for button-down shirts, plaid blazers, and cosy shackets, you'd think that it was the official print of the season.
However, while check is certainly trending, we'll have you know that this year the traditional print has had a decidedly modern update. Making much more of a statement than checks of years past, the print has been given a vibrant makeover, appearing in a kaleidoscope of colours across luxury, high-street, and contemporary brands this year.
Though check is often associated with shades of black or grey, this season, we're seeing iterations of rainbow checks as well as the print in bright neons, yellows, pinks, and greens. While colourful checks did appear on the A/W 20 runway—across Stella McCartney, Lanvin, and Brock Collection, to name a few—the trend was solidified when images of the vibrant print started appearing throughout social media. From Ganni's rainbow check to Baum Und Pferdgarten's various patterned pieces, statement checks have begun popping up all over our feed in recent weeks.
Whether you want to invest in a brightly coloured dress or prefer to keep your check to tailored blazers and coats, keep scrolling to shop the cheery trend.
How influencers are styling colourful checks:
Style Notes: Ganni's colourful check print has been everywhere this season. In fact, Zeena Shah owns several items in this same print.
Style Notes: A modern take on the check trend, here Nnenna Echem wears Paloma Wool's vibrant top, which features a thoroughly contemporary distorted check print.
Style Notes: Reimagining the concept of the traditional check blazer, which is often created in shades of black or grey, here Karoline Dall proves there's no reason the wardrobe essential shouldn't involve colour.
Style Notes: Always a fan of colour, Emili Sindlev has embraced the colour check trend this season in Baum Und Pferdgarten's blue check minidress.
Style Notes: Another advocate of vibrant colour, here @thenxcvintage doubles up on colourful checks with her outfit and her picnic blanket.
Shop the trend:
Baum Und Pferdgarten Aidine Checked Taffeta Mini Dress (£200)
Ganni Shirred Checked Cotton-Blend Seersucker Top (£155)
Faithfull the Brand Le Galet Checked Rayon Midi Dress (£200)
Ganni Seersucker Check Mini Dress (£205)
Topshop Check Suit Blazer (£41)
Acne Studios Checked Fringed Knitted Scarf (£220)
Stand Studio Maria Checked Faux Shearling Coat (£300)
& Other Stories Short Boxy Jacquard Knit Cardigan (£85)
Prada Checked Twill Midi Skirt (£825)
Paloma Wool No 625 / Enya (£81)
Ganni Smocked Checked Cotton and Silk-Blend Maxi Dress (£315)
H&M Long Shacket (£40)
Topshop Pink Check Tiered Midi Skirt (£25)
Max Mara Soraga Checked Cotton-Blend Trousers (£225)
Batsheva Puff-Shoulder Checked Velvet-Devoré Dress (£435)
Arket Wool Jacquard Vest (£59)
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