HOW TO DO CHECKS-ON-CHECKS
By Maybelle Morgan, 11 March 2018
Trends come and go, but faithful checks remain throughout it all – serving up solid prints for your wardrobe and adding a crisp, preppy touch to any outfit. And for a fresh 2018 twist to take you into spring, it’s all about doubling up. Yep... Before you flee into the hills in fear, don’t worry, there’s a way to do boxes-on-boxes without looking like you’ve dug up your school uniform. Exhibit A: this clued-up blogger at Stockholm Fashion Week. So, here’s how to get the look…
The secret to nailing the trend is making sure your two prints are different. Yes, you heard us right, clashing is better. So, solid chunky tartan corresponds well with teensy gridlines, but the colour palette must be kept uniform in order to create a more grown-up vibe (and we're digging camel).
Get the style yourself by pairing a wool tartan coat in natural tones with tailored trousers in subtle all-over checks. To highlight the crispness of the lines, light and bright accessories take the look from 90s grunge to Scandi-cool. A rose-peach hoodie and slogan canvas tote bag add a more casual daytime element, while 80s-style white pointed boots, square chunky-framed shades, plus a cutesy black beret finish the 'fit nicely.