It's safe to say that 2018 was the year of great prints. While spring and summer saw gingham take over wardrobes from top to bottom, A/W 18 has been awash with polka dots, leopard print, florals and checks galore. From Prince of Wales weaves to tartan and tweed, plaids are huge news on the high-street and designer rails, with bloggers and editors wearing a host of options.
But it's not all checked blazers—despite what you might have noticed on the pavements—from a belted midi dress ideal for layering to trench coats and wide-leg trousers, this is a simple trend you can wear in endless ways. Click through for the best new takes on wearing plaid and check prints, plus our pick of the best pieces to shop ASAP.