Checks are this year’s MVP – Most Versatile Print – and boy, are they everywhere! On coats, jackets, tops, dresses, skirts… and if you haven’t yet checked it out (see what I did there?), you absolutely should. Where gingham was summer’s pattern – feminine, frolicky, and redolent of playgrounds, picnics and cornfields – its cousin, the more staid plaid, is the darling of fall. Of the extensive check family, plaids are like that shuffling old uncle whose expression seems set in a permanent scowl. He doesn’t say much, and sometimes smells like old goat, but when you least expect it, he will make a ribald joke and toast the punchline with a flask of bourbon and a wink.
Putting plaid to work in an oversized blazer seems the obvious choice to introduce this print to the rest of your wardrobe. But I couldn’t resist how this print on a midi skirt with a thigh-high slit is at once saucy and sedate. Lace-up boots and a black turtleneck complete the look of naughty, nice and old spice.
Outfit: Turtleneck, Uniqlo. Skirt, Reformation. Boots, Tani Shoes. Earrings, Zara. Bag, Chloe.