If you don’t already own a piece of clothing in checks, whether gingham, plaid or tartan, you’re missing out on some seriously fashion forward days. Take our advice and pick any colour, any style and any length, and this classic pattern will set you up for comfort.

For Men:

For men, checked shirts in bright colours are the way to go. These simply designed shirts are meant to keep you comfortable inward, and super stylish outward. Colours like red and blue are easy to pair with different bottoms, and the understated pattern definitely helps.

For Women:

Ladies, you can take the more stylish route to this classic, with dresses patterned in bold coloured checks that give your style a definite edge. Both long and short dresses can be paired with jackets, stockings and boots for a hipster look. It’s a great way to try out a new style, and look and feel confident at the same time.

So if you don’t already own a piece of clothing in checks, what are you waiting for?