Checks are the ultimate timeless trend. They’ve already seen us through autumn/winter in style, and the YOU fashion team has picked them as one of the top wearable trends from London Fashion Week for the season ahead. No wonder celebrities from the Duchess of Cambridge to Holly Willoughby have been spotted sporting them in recent months.
Whether you want to wear windowpane, try tartan or look great in gingham, one high-street brand that’s capitalising on our penchant for these prints is River Island; especially when it comes to its jackets.
In fact, there’s one particular item that’s captured the hearts of shoppers since it arrived on the River Island new in tab last October – a red check tartan double-breasted jacket with gold button detail.
The piece flew off shelves so quickly in 2018 that it sold out completely within a week, but now it’s back due to popular demand, as part of the spring outwear edit.
On its website, the brand has teamed the piece with a contrasting brighter tartan and a simple white t-shirt, but if that’s not quite your style, customers who got their hands on the first batch have been providing plenty of outfit inspiration.
Coupled with darker colours and a pair of chunky winter boots or trainers, the blazer can make a chic casual statement, but looks equally great glammed up with oversized earrings and killer heels as evening wear. It’s also the ideal layer for when it gets too hot for a full-blown coat situation – well, spring is supposedly just around the corner…
If you’re ready to invest, the jacket is available now in stores and online, although some sizes are already sold out once again. Move quickly if you want to snap up one from its second run!