Checked pieces you need in your autumn/winter wardrobe

Taryn Davies
Published: October 5, 2017

The Heritage fashion trend is a huge look for autumn/winter 2017, and the easiest way to adopt the trend is to inject some checked pieces into your wardrobe.

It’s going to be hard to avoid them on the high street this season, as they were seen at numerous designer collections on the runways in New York, Paris and Milan.

Checks have a versatility that makes them a welcome addition to any wardrobe, wear them to work or keep them casual for a laidback weekend look, or take inspiration from Alexander Wang and opt for a grunge look with black biker boots paired with your checks.

At Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and Michael Kors they came small and office-like with tailored pieces that would look just as good in the boardroom as they would dressed down with casual pieces.

Then at Chloe and Gucci, they imbued more of a relaxed Nineties appeal with flannel shirts and oversize lumberjack-inspired coats.

Calvin Klein features checks on the runway

The different ways to wear checks this season

The trouser suit

The trouser suit is back with a bang with a checked print, and it’s not just for the office either. Contrast the look with a brightly coloured shoulder bag and low-top trainers for a sports-luxe touch.

Switch it up too by layering with casual pieces like a hoodie or a bomber jacket, or keep it smart with a chunky knit and heeled ankle boots.

Or wear your checked blazer with cropped straight jeans, a polo neck and mules for an easy date-night look.

The classic coat

A checked coat is going to be the focal point of any outfit, whether you choose an oversized design or something more structured. Mix it with different fabrics like vinyl or denim and add pops of colour like red via your handbag or boots.

The statement one-piece

Whether it’s a jumpsuit or a dress, the great thing about a one-piece like this is that they’re easy to throw on and still make a style statement. Add Alexander Wang-inspired grunge touches with chunky boots or go ladylike like Michael Kors and accessorise with brooches and jewel tones.

The best checked pieces you need in your wardrobe