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I have been excited about checks for some time now, missing out on last season's Isabel Marant check blazer was devastating, but this Autumn Winter we see an influx of options from designer to high street, Zara & Mango are looking spectacular with tonnes of fashion choices, its hard to shop anywhere else right now .........

Although our local store in Kingston is closed for refurbishment its easier to shop online 😤


Check blazers and coats especially trenches seem to be a strong statement filtering through, great for back to work in the Autumn, a nod to the check trend, monochromes checks and highlights of colour make a point of difference, or simply dress more casual with a strong T.

Top left inspiration image,  the fabulous check masculine crombie with yellow highlight colour (bottom right) is a must, ill be purchasing ❤️ A great price and ok for a seasonal trend.






Calvin Klein  



Separate styling with the nod to checks, simply invest in a blazer or a trouser and mix and match  


Checks are great for neutral styling and to get out of the jean treadmill, smart trousers with slouchy over sized cashmere knits, sweater or sweatshirt, dress up or dress down, Great styling with trainers also, add some colour or wear with a penny loafer or embellished fun slip on. 


Isabel Marant


Loafers are still the core shoe and its great to get out of those sliders that are impossible to keep on securely!! Lots of choice from essential, fun and coloured 

Top left, Penny loafers in patent from John Lewis, pearl trim, Russell and Bromley, pearl and stud Kurt Geiger red, Gucci, Burgundy main image G.H BASS & CO


Tibi double breasted blazer  


Mango check blazer or suit ❤️❤️


The Isabel Marant jacket I missed out on and i am still pining for 😭 


Zara grey trouser chino's withy side stripe  


Smart to casual trousers in grey and checks, from top left Isabel Marant, Tibi, Zara, H&M



Dress down with a sweatshirt, chic dressing 


When it comes to Cashmere prices vary, the quality can vary from cash ink to cashmere, very different fibres, M&S is pretty good, fun cols but their shapes can be quite limiting, Cos have some beautiful fashion silhouettes and for basics Uniqlo are always the best with price comparison for affordability.  


ACNE keep it neutral and a pop of colour for fun... 


Cashmere, Jcrew is always a saviour, Great if you are travelling across to the states as it is half the price than in the UK, H&M have some great fashion cashmere silhouettes for 80 pounds, Uniqlo, Reiss, M&S

EXPERIMENT WITH SOME FUN COLS for the season, but don't forget the essentials..........


Alternatively there is always the statement T that seems to be over taking the world , River island & whistles have some great pieces, H&M also or you can invest in Some great designer T's although how long they will be around is a ?? Also once you have worn it everyone has seen it so keep it disposable 


Logo motif t shirts, swarming the high street, difficult to select, keep it simple  

river island, whistles, Maison labiche & H&M have tonnes of choice  

these t shirts work well with jeans day to day also......... have fun shopping.. 

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