How to update your checks for spring/summer

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You may think of checks as being strictly winter-only, but let me tell you they’re not going anywhere for SS18, if the catwalk is anything to go by.

There were folksy ginghams at Loewe, sweet red and blue plaids at Alexander McQueen, beautiful bright shopper-bag checks at Mary Katrantzou and a whole show of them at Fendi – even down to checked tights (check out – no pun intended – our full SS18 trends report for more inspo).

But where the print came in prim shades of mustard, brown and grey for autumn/winter, it’s getting a fresh burst of colour for the new season.

In fact, the easiest way to upgrade the print is to wear it in a primary colour, a nice nod to another huge trend: crayola brights, you might even want to pick a shorts suit to tick off another trend.

However, if you’re looking for something less corporate, you still can’t go wrong with a checked blazer (wear with high-waist jeans, and a white t-shirt), and we’re loving Clueless-style tartan mini skirts (wear with a puff-sleeve shirt).

For the more fashion-forward amongst you, try double-checking: a tartan jumpsuit over gingham shirt for example. Finish the look off with a sling-back sculptural heel for an office-appropriate yet on-trend look.

Shop my edit of the best checks for spring below…

Shop now: CHECK JUMPSUIT for £X49.99 from Zara

Shop now: Double Breasted Checked Jacket for £69 from Topshop

Shop now: LOEWE Elephant gingham textured-leather shoulder bag for £995 from Net-A-Porter

Shop now: Checked Pencil Midi Skirt for £35 from M&S

Shop now: Sleeve detail blouse for £39.99 from Mango

Shop now: MANSUR GAVRIEL Circle leather-trimmed checked cotton-canvas shoulder bag for £565 from Net-A-Porter

Shop now: Black check pointed sling back kitten hee for £40 from River Island

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