It’s rarely sensible style that gets you noticed, so if you don’t want to fade into the background, you need to be a little brave. If you’re unsure about this season’s checkered trousers, don’t be! We’re here to show you how these cool plaid bottoms can brighten any outfit.

1. High-waisted grey check trousers in a wide-leg fit look great with a white sweater or cotton knit, different patterned socks and white sneakers.

Image: Promod checked trousers, grey print

2. Denim makes everything OK, so try teaming your checked pants with a timeless denim jacket. No matter what check trousers you choose, or what shoes you team it with, throw that denim on!

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Fall transition: check print and sandals 💁🏻

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3. There’s nothing to stop you mixing patterns any more, so get creative and don’t be shy. Mismatch your checked pants with a floral or striped top and wear it with confidence!

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4. Make a statement with matching accessories. A bag or shoe is a great way to highlight the boldest colour in your check. Check out (ha!) Liv Perez wearing the blue based check trouser with a cute blue bag and cotton polo. We love it.

5. Take yourself back to the 50s with skinny black and white pants. Team them with a white shirt and a black jumper, and finish the outfit off with a pair of kitten heels.

Image: Missguided monochrome checked pants


Main image: Promod checked trousers grey print