My Style: Check mate (playing with print)


Check tabard gilet, Laboratory at Jaeger | Check culottes, Laboratory at Jaeger | Linen tee-shirt, Jaeger | Bag, Anya Hindmarch | Rings, SVP Jewellery | Shoes, Hobbs (old season, similar here) | Sunglasses, ASOS

There’s something about sticking to the same print, but playing with the proportions that always appeals.

It’s one of the classic style tricks I always end up Pinning to my style boards. Ditsy florals mixed with blousy blooms, small navy lines teamed with large, wide, blocky stripes – if the colour and tones work, playing with sizes can look really striking.

These checks are from Jaeger’s new Laboratory collection, which is new from the British brand. Its roots stem from their Boutique and London ranges which I absolutely loved, but which were sadly discontinued a few years ago.

Creative director of Jaeger Womenswear, Sheila McKain-Ward says Laboratory was based on the heritage of the brand: “We started by looking back at our heritage and what lies at the heart of the brand, then at how we could evolve these things for the modern woman. Take our iconic dogstooth print, for example, which we blew up to give it a completely new, contemporary feel. We also wanted to strip the silhouettes right back to evoke a feeling of effortlessness ‒ putting the focus on pattern, proportion and pops of Zinnia orange.”

I’m wearing the wide leg culottes under the matching tabard gilet, which I love as a contemporary trouser suit. The print is also surprisingly flattering as there is so much to distract the eye! I will also wear the gilet over cropped black trousers or a black leather skirt and slogan tee.


Images: Sarah Akwisombe

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    Fabulous pattern! I love this look, British old fashion print. Gorgeous!

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