Mixed-print dresses dominated the fashion industry over summer, but as things get cooler - and our whimsical summer midis are rendered a *tad* impractical - there's an autumnal alternative that's a whole lot more versatile.
By no means a surprise, we foresaw the imminence of the clashing check trend back in February having spotted the likes of A.W.A.K.E, Marta Jakubowski and Ashley Williams showcasing the idea within their AW19 London Fashion Week collections.
What we didn't pre-empt, however, was the gusto with which the street style set would launch themselves into the trend mere months later when the season rolled around.
During September's SS19 shows, the likes of Eva Chen and Emma Bonneaud expertly proved that there are several ways to tackle the potentially intimidating look.
The easiest way is to opt for a single piece made up of the clashing patterns, requiring little creative input from yourself (and ideal for those days that your sartorial antenna seems to be struggling).
If you're feeling more brave, pair two differently-checked pieces with one another. A great way to do it is to keep the palette complimentary - pastels, for example, or different tones of the same shade - while contrasting the size or orientation of the check.
Another effective way is to keep the shape and size relatively similar, while clashing colours in a big way.
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But, as is the way with the fashion world right now, there's no real right - or wrong - answer. Be fearless...
Scroll down to shop some of our favourite checked pieces right now. And, hey, why not pair a bunch of them together?