Swap your summer gingham for the latest checked creation to catch our eye. This season’s power pairing is undoubtedly
tartan and tailoring. The most sought-after piece? A great coat. It's both a Monday to Friday essential and an '80s-inspired addition to your new season catalogue that will refresh your leather and denim with high-fashion appeal. For true sartorial empowerment, look to tartan trousers or ease the formality with a flannel shirt, denim and a pair of ankle boots.
Here to prove that this trend isn't just for the fashion set are three girls in their favourite piece. Three's a trend.
1. The power pair
She reaches for a tartan pair of high-rise trousers in the morning when she needs a little pick-me-up. Whether she wears them with chunky boots and a knit or a crew neck slogan tee and jacket, they make a powerful statement.
2. The casual option
She wears her checks like she wears her denim; slouchy, laid-back and deconstructed. Her wardrobe needs to be easy and comfortable with subtle style signals.
3. The must-have jacket
Her traditional checks are given the stylish seal of approval with an oversized silhouette, contemporary lines and a statement collar. She takes style cues from the catwalk and loves the glamorous appeal of the '80s revival but seamlessly adds it to her wardrobe with a soft fabric and cosy knitwear.