This summer, when it comes to prints, polka dots seem unbeatable—but there's another print poised to become just as popular. Checks have long been an autumn staple, and for autumn/winter 2018, they've been given a makeover in bright colours by the likes of Isa Arfen and Versace. "Traditional checks have been at the forefront of the trends for several seasons," says Lisa Aiken, Net-a-Porter's retail fashion director. "Our more directional brands have experimented with colour to give our woman a reason to buy new. Overall, the trend has been very strong—we've increased the category by 20% since last year. Tibi's Cooper oversized Prince of Wales checked wool and silk-blend blazer is a best seller."
Thankfully you don't need to wait until coat weather to bring this print into your wardrobe, as Ganni's red Charron wrap skirt and dress and & Other Stories' check shorts and shirt combo are perfect for August. Keep scrolling for our edit of the best check pieces to buy now.
Next up, see our guide to all of the big trends for autumn/winter 2018.
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