Be proud to be square this spring with a new take on traditional plaid

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CHECK out of winter and jump into spring, with this season’s must-have print.

It’s not all black and white, though, as the plaid pattern has been refreshed with some much-needed colour.

The catwalks at designer labels including Balenciaga and Fendi were awash with bright and bold checks, and the high street has followed suit.

Here, CLEMMIE FIELDSEND picks out some of the best.

Look 1

 Tip: Slip a crisp, white shirt under a colourful checked jumpsuit for a funky alternative work outfit Tip: Slip a crisp, white shirt under a colourful checked jumpsuit for a funky alternative work outfit

  • White shirt, £29.50 M&S
  • Check jumpsuit £65, Topshop
  • Earrings £3, Primark

Look 2

 

 Tip: Layer up and clash patterns to create a catwalk-ready, fashion-forward look Tip: Layer up and clash patterns to create a catwalk-ready, fashion-forward look

  • Coat, £79, Topshop
  • Blazer, £65, trousers, £42, both Oasis
  • Heels, £55, Next

Look 3

 Tip: Yes you CAN wear pink and yellow – the block coloured skirt brings out the shirt’s flashes of yellow Tip: Yes you CAN wear pink and yellow – the block coloured skirt brings out the shirt’s flashes of yellow

  • Pink and yellow check shirt, £39,Topshop
  • Skirt, £30 Next
  • Earrings, £12.99 Pilgrim
  • Glasses, £8, prettylittle thing.com

Look 4

 Tip: To give traditional checks a modern makeover add some casual accessories like this bright bum-bag and trainers Tip: To give traditional checks a modern makeover add some casual accessories like this bright bum-bag and trainers

  • Blazer, £99.99, Mango
  • White T-shirt, £15, very.co.uk
  • Trousers, £65, and bag, £22, both Topshop
  • Earrings, £6, Next
  • Trainers, £14.99, M&S



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