Checks sure made its presence felt in 2018, with Gucci, Marni, and Ovadia & Sons filling their fall/winter runways with this pattern. For this year, we take some liberties with it by showing how to style a pair of loose checkered pants, as inspired by the runway—perfect for showing off whether you’re in the city, out the country, or while on a lengthy layover in some airport.

Smart move

Runway inspiration: Fendi. Check pants, ZARA, P3,295. Sweater, BERSHKA, P1,995. Bag, PEDRO, P3995. Blazer, ZARA, P6,595. Shoes, ALDO, P5,995. Luggage, AMERICAN TOURISTER, price available upon request.

This look from Fendi is a good example of how to keep it cool without looking too casual, especially when you’re stuck in the airport and you don’t know whom you’ll bump into. Stay ready with a pullover, which is always a step up from a t-shirt and works best in case you spot your ex and their new lover, and keep a blazer within reach to spiff up your look instantly.

 

Street appeal

Runway inspiration: Cerruti 1881. Check pants, ZARA, P3,295. T-shirt, BENCH, P439.75. Fanny pack, BERSHKA, P995. Shoes, FOREVER21, P2,695. Puff jacket, UNIQLO, P3,490. Shades, ZARA, P1,695.

Wander around wearing this look inspired by Cerruti 1881. The down jacket is all you need for outerwear, especially when it is able to stave off the cold, light rain, and even snow. The one from Uniqlo, additionally, is also easy to pack, light to carry, and versatile when it comes to styling. A patched t-shirt worn underneath and a fanny pack combine trendiness with functionality, plus your accessory of choice will help you roam around hands-free.

 

Cold contrast

Runway inspiration: Louis Vuitton. Check pants, ZARA, P3,295. Pullover, FOREVER21, P1,595. Scarf, H&M, P1,190. Beanie, BERSHKA, P695. Boots, MOSCHINO X H&M, P10,990. Bag, PEDRO, P6,595. Belt, ZARA, P1,995.

As for the colder zones, we took inspiration from Louis Vuitton. Look smart in a pullover, a pair of checkered trousers, and a scarf, but add some edge to your outfit with the hints of metal from your belt, bag, and boots.