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Checks are all over the high street, but you don't have to go for tartan. A monochrome check looks chic and from grunger flannel to luxe houndstooth there's something for everyone.
Tabio's check tights are a great way of adding some subtle pattern to your outfit and Topshop's chiffon skirt has a similar diamond pattern. Houndstooth gets updated by Ashish and Marc Jacobs takes the luxury approach for his purse. Finally a pair of simple flats from New Look will add some '90s chic to jeans.

Knee highs, Tabio: £5.50. Ashish houndstooth top, Matches: £435. Ballet shoe, New Look: £15. Marc by Marc Jacobs wristlet, Harvey Nichols: £180. Chiffon mini, Topshop: £65.