AW23 checked fashion

Check mate: The plaids, ginghams and checks to add to your autumn wardrobe

13 Sep 2023 | |By Luxury London

Tap into AW23’s preppy trend with these check must-haves

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While this preppy style reliably comes around when the weather turns (there’s just nothing chicer than a tartan longline coat), some trends are mainstays for a reason. What else are you going to wear to frolic in the fallen leaves other than a gingham scarf or plaid sweater vest? In 2023, however, checks are punkier than their predecessors – match classic prints with spiky accessories or a checkerboard tote for a slightly edgier autumn look.

Gucci G rhombus cotton stitch cardigan

Gucci’s reinvention of the brand’s 1930s archival rhombi motif is perfect for making a statement. Rendered in green and navy blue, the cotton cardigan features the brand’s G logo encased in a geometric pattern. Tapping into all the right trends with bright colours, checks and logomania, pair the cardigan with a neutral-toned skirt and boots.

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Molly Goddard Sully vest

A quintessential Molly Goddard’s design, this vest’s aesthetic is derived from the vintage clothes lining Camden and Portobello markets. The crimson jacquard-knitted sweater vest features checks and a cropped ribbed waist. Layer yours over a white shirt for a classic look, or play with contrasting prints for a chaotic Gen Z aesthetic.

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Alessandra Rich checked skirt

Blend classic allure with a youthful charm in this long lurex wool skirt from Alessandra Rich. Crafted with all-over traditional red, ivory, and black checks, the skirt is cut for a snug low-waisted fit with a slight flare. Pair with a cropped sweater and multiple belts for right-off-the-runway appeal.

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Dior flared check dress

Tap into the check trend at the office with Dior’s monochrome gingham dress. Knit for a flared fit, the dress features short sleeves and a bold striped Christian Dior signature band that accentuates the waist. Timeless and elegant, this statement piece is sure to become your favourite work dress.

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Marni market diamond bag

Handcrafted from wool, Marni’s market diamond bag is ideal for more than just grocery runs. With a top-handle style design and all-over bright orange and brown checks, the bag features the Marni logo on a subtle leather tag. Pair with monochrome outfits to add the right pop of colour this autumn.

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Alessandra Rich tartan headband

Add an edgy touch to the ultimate preppy accessory with Alessandra Rich’s show-stealing headband. Crafted in black and white tartan fabric and edged with spikes, wear over slicked-back hair to exude elegance with a sprinkle of punk.

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