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Check mate; Whether it's tartan, plaid or coloured squares, check prints are a big trend this season. Be bold and wear them head to toe or keep it simple with a statement piece. By Didi Danso.

Green and white checks.weater, PS28, cream stone ring, PS6, both New Look; black culottes, PS35, M&S Green and white checks.weater, PS28, cream stone ring, PS6, both New Look; black culottes, PS35, M&S Blue checks.hirt, PS10, Primark; burgundy bomber jacket, PS65, Jonathan Saunders; green tartan skirt, PS35, Henry Holland, both from Debenhams; burgundy backpack, PS22.99, tights, PS4.99, both New Look; brown suede and leather shoes, PS95, Dr Martens Blue checks.hirt, PS10, Primark; burgundy bomber jacket, PS65, Jonathan Saunders; green tartan skirt, PS35, Henry Holland, both from Debenhams; burgundy backpack, PS22.99, tights, PS4.99, both New Look; brown suede and leather shoes, PS95, Dr Martens Tartan jacket, PS55, trousers, PS40, both River Island; yellow and cream sweater, PS39.99, Mango; white shirt PS45, Autograph at M&S Tartan jacket, PS55, trousers, PS40, both River Island; yellow and cream sweater, PS39.99, Mango; white shirt PS45, Autograph at M&S For a curvy figure, head to toe check may make you appear bigger - stick to wearing checks on either your top or bottom half and team with a neutral colour.

For a curvy figure, head to toe check may make you appear bigger - stick to wearing checks on either your top or bottom half and team with a neutral colour.

Black polo neck, PS30, Black polo neck, PS30, Topshop; black and white check skirt, PS27, very.co.uk; silver-studded necklace, PS20, TK Maxx; black opaque tights, PS4.99, New Look; patent blue sandals, PS39.99, Zara Topshop; black and white check skirt, PS27, very.co.uk; silver-studded necklace, PS20, TK Maxx; black opaque tights, PS4.99, New Look; patent blue sandals, PS39.99, Zara Black and navy check black shift dress, PS65, Jonathan Saunders at Debenhams; black opaque tights, PS4.99, New Look Black and navy check black shift dress, PS65, Jonathan Saunders at Debenhams; black opaque tights, PS4.99, New Look Don't be afraid to clash your prints. A white shirt will help to break up the checks.

Don't be afraid to clash your prints. A white shirt will help to break up the checks.

Burgundy and white check jacket, PS89, Topshop; white shirt PS45, Autograph at M&S; black and white check trousers, PS42, Topshop Burgundy and white check jacket, PS89, Topshop; white shirt PS45, Autograph at M&S; black and white check trousers, PS42, Topshop

CAPTION(S):

Black and navy check black shift dress, PS65, Jonathan Saunders at Debenhams; black opaque tights, PS4.99, New Look Black and navy check black shift dress, PS65, Jonathan Saunders at Debenhams; black opaque tights, PS4.99, New Look

Green and white checks.weater, PS28, cream stone ring, PS6, both New Look; black culottes, PS35, M&S Green and white checks.weater, PS28, cream stone ring, PS6, both New Look; black culottes, PS35, M&S

Blue checks.hirt, PS10, Primark; burgundy bomber jacket, PS65, Jonathan Saunders; green tartan skirt, PS35, Henry Holland, both from Debenhams; burgundy backpack, PS22.99, tights, PS4.99, both New Look; brown suede and leather shoes, PS95, Dr Martens Blue checks.hirt, PS10, Primark; burgundy bomber jacket, PS65, Jonathan Saunders; green tartan skirt, PS35, Henry Holland, both from Debenhams; burgundy backpack, PS22.99, tights, PS4.99, both New Look; brown suede and leather shoes, PS95, Dr Martens

Don't be afraid to clash your prints. A white shirt will help to break up the checks. Burgundy and white check jacket, PS89, Topshop; white shirt PS45, Autograph at M&S; black and white check trousers, PS42, Topshop Don't be afraid to clash your prints. A white shirt will help to break up the checks. Burgundy and white check jacket, PS89, Topshop; white shirt PS45, Autograph at M&S; black and white check trousers, PS42, Topshop

For a curvy figure, head to toe check may make you appear bigger - stick to wearing checks on either your top or bottom half and team with a neutral colour. Black polo neck, PS30, Topshop; black and white check skirt, PS27, very.co.uk; silver-studded necklace, PS20, TK Maxx; black opaque tights, PS4.99, New Look; patent blue sandals, PS39.99, Zara For a curvy figure, head to toe check may make you appear bigger - stick to wearing checks on either your top or bottom half and team with a neutral colour. Black polo neck, PS30, Topshop; black and white check skirt, PS27, very.co.uk; silver-studded necklace, PS20, TK Maxx; black opaque tights, PS4.99, New Look; patent blue sandals, PS39.99, Zara

Tartan accessories such as this scarf are a great way to inject some check colour into your wardrobe. Cream lace blouse, PS29.95, Zara; tartan shawl, PS22, red tartan trousers, PS40, both River Island; black mock croc bag, PS79, Autograph at M&S; ring, PS6, New Look; grey tights, PS4.99, New Look; black shoes, PS24.99, H&M Tartan accessories such as this scarf are a great way to inject some check colour into your wardrobe. Cream lace blouse, PS29.95, Zara; tartan shawl, PS22, red tartan trousers, PS40, both River Island; black mock croc bag, PS79, Autograph at M&S; ring, PS6, New Look; grey tights, PS4.99, New Look; black shoes, PS24.99, H&M

Tartan jacket, PS55, trousers, PS40, both River Island; yellow and cream sweater, PS39.99, Mango; white shirt PS45, Autograph at M&S Tartan jacket, PS55, trousers, PS40, both River Island; yellow and cream sweater, PS39.99, Mango; white shirt PS45, Autograph at M&S
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 14, 2014
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