You’ve seen it on the streets, the runway and in every fashion magazine, now it’s time to get the look. This season’s most coveted trend, is, of course, the Prince of Wales check. Most recently worn by the likes of Pandora Sykes, Hailey Baldwin and featured on the runway by Off White, the regal look is almost inescapable, and I’m not complaining. From full-length dresses, blazers as outerwear and or braving entire tailored suits like that of Rihanna, we’re all equally eager to be a faux royal this Autumn Winter. Taking style tips from the Duke and not the Duchess.
Nicknamed after the Prince of Wales and dubbed an ‘avant-garde’ look, the check print can be traced back to the 19th century, though it’s since had a major fashion makeover. Previously sported profusely in men’s attire, the print has since transitioned into the womenswear aesthetic in recent years and is dominating catwalks and streetwear looks the world over. The revival of this trend is nothing short of a relaxed approach to suiting, with influencers and bloggers rocking casual yet suited looks all over the ‘gram. Dare we get involved? Adapting to the modern woman with both a touch of femininity and masculinity, the print is the perfect combo for the modern-day gal boasting on-trend looks.
As we descend into Winter with its brisk chill in the air, it’s time we embrace oversized proportions into our outerwear, by simply pairing a menswear check print blazer into our daily looks. It’d be almost criminal not to adopt at least one checked piece into our wardrobes this season. And the beauty behind this particular trend? It’s ability to be paired with anything, absolutely anything! Whether your chosen checked piece is dressed up for a more sartorial look or dressed down with a pair of sneakers, the Prince of Wales check is perfect for hi-lo styling. Transcending time, this style is sure to make an impact on both your peers and onlookers.
If we’ve learned anything from our Instagram feeds, it’s that this trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, standing the test of time yet again, this particular trend is surely British heritage at its very best. No longer a Royal secret, shop now or forever hold your peace….