As a teen, I would raid my dad’s wardrobe in search of his oversize shirts—those of the cosy flannel variety, which I’d pair with miniskirts and band tees as opposed to his fail-safe worker boots and overalls. Who’d have thought that in 2019, I’d be reinstating the ’90s outfit essential to my wardrobe? 

The checked jacket has been rising through the ranks to become winter’s number one buy, with influencers across the length and breadth of the country wearing theirs with, well, just about everything. From straight-leg jeans and box-fresh trainers to midi dresses with hiker boots, it seems there’s no ensemble the checked jacket can’t improve. 

The best thing about this trend is the fact the high street is spearheading it, with just about every affordable shopping destination serving up their own checked offerings. 

They’re so incredible that they’re selling out at lightning speed. Though, thankfully, some are still in stock. Below, we’ve whittled down the influencer-approved pieces that are still on the shelves, but we guarantee they won’t be available for long. Keep scrolling to see them for yourself and then either shop the exact matches or peruse our best-of-the-rest edit that follows. 

Minimalists will love this colourway. 

Pink gives the lumberjack check a 2019 feel. 

If in doubt, go monochrome. 

This beige iteration will go with everything you already own. 

Wear with leather trousers for an edgy take on the trend. 

This shape will look amazing on petite frames.

The zip fastening will make this style even toastier. 

The puff sleeves tick off another major trend. 

Grey tones always look gorgeous with muted hues, such as pistachio and blush. 

A classic interpretation of the checked jacket. 

This was made to be worn with vintage denim. 

Warehouse’s It coat now comes in jacket form. 

Topshop rounds off its checked-jacket offering with this pretty number. 

Up next: As a knitwear connoisseur, I recommend buying one of these 28 jumpers.


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