From gingham to houndstooth, tartan to geometric, check is a massive trend season after season, with a style to suit everyone. Whether you want to channel a classic heritage look, retro fun, or bold and contemporary lines, check print is a guaranteed way to inject some detail and texture into an outfit and can also be a figure flattering way to balance your proportions.

Above: Miu Miu’s vintage heritage inspired runway show at Paris Fashion Week 2015
If you want to try out this timeless print, here are our top five bargain picks that will have you saying ‘check-mate’ rather than ‘check-hate’…

1. Aint Nothin’ But Houndstooth

A structured Houndstooth Print Top is figure flattering and looks great teamed with jeans. For a bold and contrasting look, add a bright jacket in colour popping red like the Jacquard Red Jacket.

5 ways to wear the check trend - houndstoothHow to wear the check trend - bold jacket teamed with dogtooth

2. Clueless Tartan

The 90s revival has been a strong street-style trend season after season and shows no signs of stopping. Channel Clueless‘ Cher Horowitz’s kitsch look with a Tartan Check Bodycon Dress. Team with knee high socks and a white shirt layered underneath for extra style points.

How to wear the check trend: tartan

3. Classic Trench

The trench coat is a style staple made iconic by classic brands like Burberry and Aquascutum. Chic and sleek, this miracle jacket transforms any outfit into a look that is super groomed and polished. We’re loving the Check Knit Coat which ticks the check trend.

How to wear the check trend: trench

4. Check-It-Out Metallic

A pair of peg leg trousers are a great way to give an outfit an instant fashion boost and are incredibly figure flattering, skimming over the thighs and tapering into the smallest part of the ankle. Checked trousers needn’t be casual either; dress up the look with a shimmering and eye-catching pair of Metallic Check Casual Trousers.

How to wear the check trend: metallic peg trousers

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Above: We’re loving Chloe Sims’ matching check trousers and top co-ord

5. Laidback Grunge

Lumberjack grunge à la Kurt Cobain is a look faved by celebs from Beyoncé to the Olsen twins.

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Cool and casual, every woman needs a check shirt in her wardrobe for those laidback days. You can’t go wrong with a Studded Check Shirt which comes in a variety of colours and will look great dressed down with jeans.

How to wear the check trend: checkshirt

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