Square up with the new way to wear checks, the ultimate winning move for your next outfit

In a game of chess, there is an infinite number of moves. When it comes to outfit co-ordinating, a dynamic check offers just as many winning combinations. From silk scarves to tweed jackets, the pattern materialises this season in clever clothing that teeters between preppy and street styles. It’s time to meet your match.

Clockwise from top left: Comme des Garcons frayed checked jacquard blazer from Net-a-porter, Dway Dioramour slide from Dior, Check tweed short-sleeved jacket from Gucci, Ganni Seersucker Check Scrunchie from Workshop, Alice & Olivia Donald Gingham shorts from Harrods, Jil Sander Bauhaus Check Crepe Shirt from Matches, Troca MM handbag from Louis Vuitton, Ganni Seersucker Check Mini Dress from Workshop, Dioramour Mitzah Scarf from Dior.


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