Slowly creeping into the shops, on the catwalk and on the street, are the beginnings of a check (or plaid) resurgence. Designed on the wrong piece of clothing or styled incorrectly and it can look like you've thrown on dad's old work shirt but with these pieces you'll be wishing you had checked it out sooner!

Oasis have some great checkered items at the moment, starting with a cute blue dress for £38. With brace-styled straps, buttons down the front and a tie around the middle it would look great with some funky tights or a pair of wedges. Also really stylish is the checked corset (£45) which can be worn various ways thanks to the tie (see right).

For something slightly more casual, Oasis also have this check shirt for £25. Similarly, Topshop have a check bomber jacket for £40. Both items would look great with your favourite pair of jeans and some cowboy boots. [Kimberley Foster]