In check: this season's hottest print
While summer has been all about the florals when it comes to print design - this autumn wardrobes are going geometric - with checks, tartan and plaid all over the AW19 trend forecasts.
Punk and grunge were both big themes on the catwalk (Vivenne Westwood, Dior, Alexander McQueen), which has filtered down onto the high street as more wearable checks and tartan weaves. Tailored checked blazers, statement tartan trousers and a side order of studded combat boots and leather. Worn all together may be a little too 'Johnny Rotten' but paired with a simple white tee, it's a favourite look this autumn...
Sezane's autumn collection of checked jackets, blazers and trousers combine two of this season's hottest trends - both in print and palette, the 70s shades of beiges and creams makes them both versatile and tick the AW19 retro vibe to a tee. These 7/8 trousers are perfect for wearing now with bare feet and sandals (just a little longer!) with a simple boat neck tee, then with boots and layers of knits in a couple of month's time.
There are currently some great checked blazers and coats in the Whistles sale - this trench is a great September buy before we head into heavier winter coats, but still need that added extra layer.
Whistles, Checked Trench, £145 (sale)
New in at Massimo Dutti is this handmade houndstooth wool blazer. We are HUGE blazer fans at YUNION T HQ, the perfect folly to our simple white tees and a great way to smarten up a simple jeans and t-shirt look.
Pleated skirts have been a wardrobe staple this summer and this autumn they get a seasonal update at Arket in this blue tartan print. Wear with a crisp white tee and chunky trainers now, then knee high boots and a polo neck for a 70s vibe for winter.
If you're looking to invest, Net a Porter have a great 'grown up grunge' edit, straight from the catwalk. From anarchic tartan with a 90s vibe at Alexander McQueen, to gingham at Ganni and classic Burberry checks.