Checks Are A Major Summer Trend, Here’s How To Wear Them

(Without looking like a 5-year-old)


When I was 8, I would wear a little blue and white gingham hairband as part of my school uniform. I’m not ashamed to admit I have recently bought a similar hairband to wear this summer, as part of my grown-ass adult wardrobe. 

Checks are a major trend for summer 2020, whether they be picnic-blanket-Esque, cute ginghams, or oversized prints. They’re a great way to transition from your sad quarantine loungewear to fully embracing summer. They work best in colorful brights or pastels to really make a statement. For catwalk inspo, we saw tailored co-ords at Miu Miu, rainbow hues at Kate Spade New York (accessorize with gigantic leaves if you wish), and wide-leg trousers at Emilia Wickstead – teaming monochrome checks with pastels are always a good idea.

This is a trend which can be super affordable, update your look with a simple accessory or go bold in a head to toe look. Here are our fave shopping picks…


#1 Monki Checked Tailored Shorts - $25


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We love the colors in these shorts and the longer, wide-leg style is really on-trend this season. 

Get it here.


#2 Topshop Blue Gingham Spot Tiered Skirt - $68

This skirt is really feminine – go super girly or keep it casual with a tucked-in tee and fresh white sneakers.

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#3 And Other Stories Gingham Mini Skirt - $69


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Team this with lilac for a dreamy look. It will also look great in Winter with boots. 

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#4 Mango Buttoned Check Blouse - $25.08

Puff sleeves? Check. Button front? Check. Checks? Check. 

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#5 Born In The Sun Gingham Padded Headband - $51

Look chic and summery in this headband, handmade by small business, Born In The Sun. 

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#5 Urban Outfitters Pixie Milkmaid Dress - $69

It really doesn’t get much cuter than this. 

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#7 Collusion @ ASOS Peg Pants - $32

Love these yellow check trousers paired with a cropped top or tee. 

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#8 Vans Checkerboard Slip-On - $50

You can’t go wrong with a classic slip-on. We love these minty ones for summer. 

Get it here.


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