There’s something about checks in autumn that just feels so right. The neat, polished pattern has the power to elevate any look from simple to stylish.

While the pattern is timeless, the way in which it’s worn has had a major update this season. Every fashion girl on instagram is wearing the double-breasted blazer (we can’t get enough of the monochrome version!). But the options are endless.

For some style advice on how to wear plaid, we tracked down local Personal Styling Consultant Francesca Droulias, from Styled By Francesca.

“When it comes to trends, don’t over do it,” she says. “Being that this trend comes in lots of different patterns and colours, it’s easy to get carried away. Only invest in one or two pieces that you can mix and match in your existing wardrobe. A great fitting pant or blazer would be a great place to start.”

“It’s also important to pick pieces that are most flattering to your body and style personality,” she says.

Below, some on-trend street looks for inspiration, as well as 12 new styles to shop. Checks please!

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Images via Collage Vintage + Who What Wear + The Zoe Report