More often than not the clothes and trends that appear at Fashion Weeks are unpractical, difficult to replicate and the best look-a-like items cost a fortune.
However, several high street brands have stepped up their game and now you can pick up one of the most popular items for autumn this year, without a hefty price tag.
That’s right, if you’re only going to invest in one item to update your wardrobe it has to be a tartan-style grey checked jacket or blazer.
The trend first emerged during Balenciaga’s AW16 collection but it has since graced the runway for brands including Prada and Gucci.
With so many high street stores offering great options, there is no need to worry about forking out thousands of pounds to stay on trend.
A checked blazer is a great option for autumn on the odd day where a jumper isn’t enough but a big jacket is too much.
But, as British weather goes it probably wouldn’t be a mistake to opt for a coat in the same pattern as let’s face it, it already feels like winter with those dark nights approaching.
Pair your blazer with a white shirt and jeans for a smart casual look. You could even try it with a plain-shirt and heeled boots. It is a great addition to your work wardrobe and would look lovely with a smart dress and ankle boots as you transition into the colder months.
We’ve had a look on the high street and rounded-up our favourites. Have a browse below and we are sure that you’ll be tempted…
This long line, grey-check pattern duster coat is a super chic addition to your wardrobe. We love the collared neckline, it would look great paired with a black roll-neck.
When does Zara ever miss a trend? This double breasted checked blazer is very stylish. The flap pockets are very practical and the lapel collar give sit a smart edge.
Marks & Spencer
This lovely checked double button jacket is £59 and designed for a fitted silhouette.
This is a very affordable coat that is perfect for your autumn wardrobe. We love the touch of red mixed in with the pattern, it offers a twist on the popular trend and at £25 you can’t go wrong!