INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
HOW WE DO: SUMMER CHECKS
By Lakeisha Goedluck, June 9, 2018
Year after year, the same pattern emerges: as soon as fall comes around, out come the heritage check pants and trench coats. A failsafe print for colder temps, for SS19, it’s all about wearing the pattern well into the warmer months. To see how to incorporate checks into your spring/summer wardrobe, take a look at how the guys at ASOS HQ are styling their printed threads this season.
A handy piece of gear to wear either on its own or over a T-shirt, it’s always a good idea to have a checked shirt at your disposal. Our junior editor Nic goes for a summer-ready version in a vibrant two-way print which he styles with a steezy graphic-print Supreme tee.
On his bottom half, he goes for a pair of dark-wash slim-fit jeans — notice how he’s rolled up the cuffs to show off those popping Nike Air Footscape Woven Chukkas. How's that for a solid masterclass in combining clashing colors?
Alternatively, our CRM designer Tom has opted for a predominantly navy ensemble to allow the patterning on his gear to become more prominent. He keeps it chill with a slick printed track jacket and lets his classic white T-shirt peek out from underneath his outer layer to break up his silhouette.
Down low, he opts for a pair of loose-fitting windowpane check pants to add to the relaxed vibe of his get-up. He finishes off his look with a staple pair of black Converse sneakers to not detract attention away from his standout threads.
Now, we all know that summer doesn’t mean guaranteed sunshine. Downpours and windy days are still very much in the cards, so it’s best to make sure that you’re prepared for whatever the weather has in store. Our graphic designer Nawal shows that he’s set for the season with this layered-yet-lightweight outfit.
He starts off with a cobalt-blue shirt which he teams with a half-zip jacket — extra points for the check patterning reflecting the color of his shirt. He then finishes off his ’fit with a pair of navy drawstring pants and matching Converse kicks. Versatile dressing, done.
Alongside the check shirt, a polo is one of those essential summer-ready items that should be present in every man’s wardrobe. A hallmark of '80s terrace style, this piece can be dressed up or down in no time.
Our junior designer Seb goes for a laid-back everyday look by teaming his checked polo with a pair of black jeans and corresponding sneakers. So steezy.