If you were a fan of the heritage checked blazers that invaded new-in sections everywhere this year, then you're going to be pleased with one of the biggest trends for autumn/winter 2017: grey checked suits. Raf Simons took this trend one step further with his first collection for Calvin Klein, as he presented several grey sleek checked trouser suits. You might think that a double-breasted tailored suit is only appropriate for Wall Street, but you don't need a city job to try this trend come September.
There are a number of flattering cuts already in-store, from boyish slim silhouettes to casual, culotte styles. On the top of our must-have list is the light grey oversize check suit by Tibi and the Calvin Klein style with strong shoulders and black buttons. But on the high street, Zara is making this trend so much easier with its flattering cropped trousers and expensive-looking double-breasted jacket.
Take a look at grey checked suits on the runways below, and keep scrolling to shop some for yourself.
Checked suits in the Calvin Klein A/W 17 collection
Victoria Beckham A/W 17 collection
Stella McCartney A/W 17 collection
Scroll to shop our edit of the five best checked suits.
The cropped trousers are especially flattering.
This light grey check is perfect for summer too.
The checked suit is a key feature in Raf Simons's first collection for Calvin Klein.
Mango's Prince of Wales checked suit is very Balenciaga.
The slouchy fit is seriously cool.
Next up, prepare yourself for Pat Butcher levels of leopard print this September.
Opening Image: Zara