FW17 Trends: Checkmate.

Rags McGregor FW17 Lookbook

I know you're probably all, "Plaid? For fall? Groundbreaking." right now, but hear me out. There's something about the weather starting to change that has me wanting to build up my checked flannel collection, and it turns out a lot of menswear designers agree. Plaid is a little retro, a little punk, a little preppy, a little skate kid cool; it's everything. What I'm saying is anyone can rock it in their own way and easily add it into their wardrobe. Throw a leather/suede jacket or trench coat over it and get tf out of the house cause you're good to go. And if you're feeling extra into it, opt for outerwear or shoes and really send it home. Peep the moodboard below for style inspo and my picks from Mr. Porter to rock this trend.

What it's about: Keeping it simple and picking 2-3 core check patterns for fall, casually going from prep to punk all in one piece.

Key designers: Gucci, Dries Van Noten, Fear of God

 

PICKS TO PULL IT OFF.

 Gucci Blue Slim-Fit Checked Wool Suit $2,985

Gucci Blue Slim-Fit Checked Wool Suit $2,985

 Dries Van Noten Checked Wool Sweater $905

Dries Van Noten Checked Wool Sweater $905

 Stella McCartney Oversized Checked Virgin Wool Sweater $1,065

Stella McCartney Oversized Checked Virgin Wool Sweater $1,065

 Gucci Checked Wool And Alpaca-Blend Cardigan $1,270

Gucci Checked Wool And Alpaca-Blend Cardigan $1,270

 Loewe Patchwork Checked Wool Blouson Jacket $2,190

Loewe Patchwork Checked Wool Blouson Jacket $2,190

 MP Massimo Piombo Checked Virgin Wool-Blend Coat $1,670

MP Massimo Piombo Checked Virgin Wool-Blend Coat $1,670

 Gucci Embroidered Checked Wool Scarf $550

Gucci Embroidered Checked Wool Scarf $550

 Visvim Skagway Suede-Trimmed Checked Wool High-Top Sneakers $500

Visvim Skagway Suede-Trimmed Checked Wool High-Top Sneakers $500

 Saint Laurent Distressed Checked Cotton-Flannel Shirt $690

Saint Laurent Distressed Checked Cotton-Flannel Shirt $690

 Amiri Checked Cashmere Scarf $675

Amiri Checked Cashmere Scarf $675

 Lanvin Checked Felt Sneakers $595

Lanvin Checked Felt Sneakers $595

 Valentino Oversized Checked Wool-Tweed Coat $2,750

Valentino Oversized Checked Wool-Tweed Coat $2,750