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It is what it is:

It’s time to swap checked blazers out for checked coats as the autumn season officially begins. These coats will be useful and practical throughout winter. It’s easy to add interest to neutral outfits by pairing it with a check print, whether it is large, simple, or colorful. Customers have many options when it comes to styles and lengths.

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It’s why you’ll love it:

The cold weather calls for warm layers and plush textures. The checked print will add an unexpected twist to any outfit, no matter how simple. It can also make any monochromatic silhouettes stand out, such as total blacks or other monochromatic ones. It will give structure to your silhouette if it is worn with a belt, but it will look casual and relaxed if it is worn loosely with dropped shoulders. Any timeless cut and earthy colors will ensure that your customer is well-dressed for the coming season.

We’ve seen it everywhere:

Versace’s Resort 2022 collection featured a pastel version in a brief, vibrant color that seamlessly transitions from summer to fall. Thom Browne showed a preppy peacoat for men with navy blue piping, while Courreges displayed a striped-back, knee-length version. This would go well with any neutral sweater, such as black, chocolate brown, or navy. Helen Anthony’s Spring/Summer 2022 runway featured a lot of long-checked coats that were glancing at the floor. At Coach 1941, the cape was redesigned with tonal leather. Balenciaga offered a different version of the timeless trench coat, which was lined with a check pattern to give a nod to traditional tailoring.

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How to style it

Madewell’s coat is modern and timeless. It comes in a neutral palette so you will keep reaching for it again and again. This graphic silhouette looks great with flats or heels, and can be paired with white and black pieces. Sissy-Boy created a plush, cozy version that combines on-trend style and a relaxed cut. Your customer can choose to pair it with matching or total black details, or with lilac detailing. Ted Baker’s shacket is a longer choice. It features a trendy cut and a tonal brown checked pattern. This will go well with anything from pleated skirts to grey hoodies to pointed-toe tan suede boot boots. The Kooples’ version of the checked coat features a feminine silhouette. It comes with a cape that adds just enough drama, but still looks well-put-together. Vila’s version of the autumnal checked coat is a faithful reproduction with a removable belt and a tonal pattern. You can’t go wrong.

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The checked coat is available in a variety of styles this season. Customers can choose from a range of styles to suit their style and personality. The checked coat can be tailored for an extra-large fit, has a bold pattern, or features a nipped in waist. It’s both practical and fashionable, so it’s a great option to have on hand when the temperatures drop.