Lucy Morris | Fashion and Beauty Editor | Sunday, 8 October 2017

5 Ways To Wear Check Trousers Without Looking Ridiculous

5 Ways To Wear Check Trousers Without Looking Ridiculous

The Debrief: Sod sensible fashion, here’s how to wear this bold pattern according to the best dressed on Instagram

Think of tartan trousers as the Bermuda triangle of trends as it’s easy to get lost while styling them. It’s simpler than you think to fall into the trappings of looking like a golf fan, but as long as you steer clear of any athleisure accessorising, then you should be safe. When experimenting with check trousers you’re equally liable to be confused for a Camden Market Punk, but as long as you pick a pattern that’s not the quintessential red check, you should be safe. Here are five ways to dip your toe (or should that be legs) into the trend…

1. Princess Shoes For Extra Points


A post shared by Emili Sindlev (@emilisindlev) on Sep 28, 2017 at 1:35pm PDT

When you’re styling a tricky pattern, it’s sometimes easiest to pick one shade from the print and use that palette for your accessories. This goes some way to explain why Emili’s lemon Manolo’s go so well with her green tartan trousers.

2. Denim Makes Everything Better


A post shared by Débora Rosa (@deborabrosa) on Sep 26, 2017 at 11:55am PDT

For the uninitiated, denim is the solvent that fixes all problems. The addition of a Levi’s jean jacket adds edge to even the most city boy of straight leg, check trousers. 

3. Suited And Booted


A post shared by Felicity Hayward (@felicityhayward) on Sep 9, 2017 at 11:06am PDT

Though suits can be, they don’t have to be serious. Case in point: Felicity’s checkered two-piece. The sharp sartorialism of its naturally masculine cut can be sidelined by the edition of heeled ankle boots or even a little faux fur. 

4. Cap It Off


A post shared by Olivia Smith (@asos_olive) on Sep 26, 2017 at 9:51am PDT

If we can all agree that windowpane check is more commonly seen in menswear then womenswear, then why not continue the pattern’s subversion by capping off a pair of check trousers with a pinstriped hat. Boyish femininity at its best. 

5. Deep Blue Yonder


A post shared by Olivia Perez (@livvperez) on Aug 23, 2017 at 1:19pm PDT

Olivia happens the awkward colour clash of her brown and blue Tory Burch trousers with a cobalt bag, a navy sweaters and midnight blue shades. 

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