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Monday, 4 September 2017

Heritage Check: The Ultimate 'Desk-To-Date' Autumn Print

Check Paperbag Waist Grey Women's TrousersAs soon as the colder weather hits, I tend to retreat to a world of block colours.  Bye prints!  However, having seen endless streams of strikingly bold prints hitting shops and runways alike, I've been persuaded to at least dip my toe into the pool of prints this Autumn. If, like me, you go all out with florals/stripes/gingham in summer, and then regress to only monochrome looks from September onwards, now is the time to experiment a little.  Just a tiny bit.  To start with?  Heritage Check.  It's bold and yet subtle if wanted, pretty yet powerful and ideal for wearing from desk-to-date, and day-to-night!
How to wear heritage check prints this season
Karen Millen White The Super Frill Shirt Blog Styling

Heels - Karen Millen

Purse - Prada

Fluffy Toe Dark Red Maroon Karen Millen Heels Sandals
How to Style Heritage Check Trousers in Autumn
UK Fashion Blog desk to date Autumn styling
If a full-on blazer doesn't sit comfortably with you (yet), the next best option is to opt for trousers; look for a heritage fabric with contemporary silhouette.  Honestly?  They're popping up everywhere you look right now, and so won't be hard to find - but I've linked a few below anyway!  Not gonna lie, I'm loving the country vibe that heritage checks offer, it's so much fun to counteract with contemporary pieces, like this ruffle shirt (or other classic-but-statement shirts shared last month!) and maroon fur sandals.  It's because of this the print makes an ideal choice for taking from desk-to-date, and from day-to-night; checks blend in with their surroundings, depending on how you style them.  I've been crushing on so many street style looks lately, with the very top of the list being identical trousers to these paired with fishnet socks and patent loafers.  Dreamy!

Karen Millen The Super Frill white sleeveless shirt
Styling Heritage Check Trend UK Fashion Blog
This has to be one of the easiest Autumn wardrobe-updates of all time, and so much fun to play around with too.  Have you brought this chic print into your wardrobe yet this season?  As always, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the styling!  Love it, hate it?  Let me know!

With love,

Gabrielle x


  1. Perfect this look with the paperbag pants!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. Those pants with that shirt are such a killer combo!

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  3. oh Gabrielle you look stunning with this high waisted pants and the very girly white top! Also the killing heels are adorable. definitely in love with the contrast!

    xx from italy
    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

  4. You look amazing in this outfit! :) xx

  5. You look gorgeous Gabrielle in this outfit!Loving that ruffle top!

  6. You look gorgeous Gabrielle in this outfit!Loving that ruffle top!

  7. This is perfect! I love the entire combination!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  8. I’m in love with those pants & those shoes are the coolest! A great desk to date kinda outfit!

    TFM Life & Style blog

  9. Heritage checks are so classic and autumnal! Your trousers are just the perfect addition for the new season Gabrielle. I love the how the paperbag ruffled waist and bow tie detail counterbalances the menswear vibe of the plaid.

  10. this is the perfect print for fall! and with those fluff heels, absolute perfection!

  11. This outfit is gorgeous! Love the shoes xx

    Nev | Miss Nev

  12. I have been looking for new work trousers and have a similar pair sitting in my basket online. I am not sure if I can style them versatile enough?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpaging

  13. Chic and class from head to high heels ;) A superb outfit!

  14. I am so sad that I have to say goodbye to my lovely summer prints but I am also excited to start layering my fall clothes and start wearing boots. Your look amazing Gabrielle, love the trousers! x


  15. I absolutely love this print but haven't picked up anything in it yet - love those trousers too, the shape is perfect and looks pretty comfortable which is always a winner with me! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  16. I'm in love with this outfit, the trousers are simply perfect!
    xx Elisa
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  17. I love the print, these trousers look amazing on you Gabrielle! :)

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  18. I love this outfit on you Gabrielle - so sassy! Love the combination of the top and trousers x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  19. Those pants look so good! I love the way they tie and the top is gorgeous.

  20. I absolutely love this outfit on you, Gabrielle! The cropped trouser looks really good on you and I have been searching one for myself too but so far none look good on me. The search continues!

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  21. You look so incredibly gorgeous and ready for fall in this ought, girlie! I love the pants, which fit you perfectly and the print looks fantastic paired with those gorgeous burgundy shoes, which I'm swooning over! Great styling, gorgeous, and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!


  22. I love this look- these trousers are so good, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  23. totally in love with your outfit! i love those pants!
    have a great week!

  24. Oh common! Fall is an even more fun season to work the prints hahah, so I'm happy that you'll be trying it this year. The trousers are so chic, love the print. Classic and trending! Also how fierce aren't your shoes to this outfit? Adore them! Xx

  25. I love with how you styled this girl! And I totally need those pants and shoes in my life! So stunning :)

    xx, mel

  26. Oh darling I really love it your style
    Great pants

  27. Such a classic look! I love it. I've been gravitating to classic patterns and prints this fall. Thanks for sharing. XO, Ellese


  28. I love your look from head to toe, I like every pieces you were wearing. So chic and sophisticated :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  29. I've been seriously loving this print lately, both on trousers and a good oversized blazer. I don't own any pieces myself (yet), but I'm definitely looking!

    Have a lovely week!

  30. Perfectly styled! Love the combination of different textures in this look, beautiful!

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  31. I’m so ready for fall and a little color blocking. It’s good to know that prints are still rocking the runway. I’m loving these pants but your shoes are to-die-for!! This is the perfect fall for desk to date look.

  32. I love the paperbag waist on these pants! I only have printed jeans, I'm definitely lacking printed pants in my wardrobe but I find them so hard to buy being petite. I always say I want to buy more every winter but never find a pair - didn't find any to buy this winter either!

    Hope you are having a great week so far :)

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  33. Absolutely stunning photos! You are such a model, Gab. Perfect figure and perfect face!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Much love, Len

  34. I love love the effects on your photos !
    And theses pants are just amazing for autumn.
    It so lovely with your ruffle blouse.
    I really love everythings about this look.
    You're so beautiful !

  35. Lovely sandals!
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  36. This entire outfit suits you beautifully Gabrielle, I really adore the cropped trousers and how the bow on them compliments the beautiful shape on the shirt you're wearing. You've paired this look together very nicely and look absolutely gorgeous.

    A very chic look and perfect office attire or a day out outfit. The sandals are so pretty and add a fun twist to the overall look!

    You look beautiful and this outfit is exceedingly figure flattering on you!

    Thanks for sharing it with us :)

    Laura xo

  37. Gabrielle, this has to be one of my all time favourite outfits of yours!! Can we please trade wardrobes :) ? I have to say that I am completely in love with your Karen Millen shirt xx

  38. Gabrielle, I LOVE these pants on you! You look so elegant as always!

  39. These trousers looks so good on you. I need to add something like this into my closet too x

    Pink Frenzy

  40. Absolutely in love with this outfit! You are pulling it off, girl!

    Simply Lovebirds

  41. Hello,

    Oh, lovely pics !


  42. You look amazing dear!

  43. What a stylish outfit Gabrielle!! I used to have a pair of pants like that and I wore them to death because they made me feel so chic! So happy they are coming back this fall! :)

    Hope you are having a great week!


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  44. I've got some checked trousers too, I'll definitely dig them out when it gets a bit colder. These ones look great on you

  45. Such an edgy look, I love the top. Those fur sandals are just gorgeous!

    Jessica |

  46. Love everything about this outfit (particularly those gorgeous heels!)! The trousers are so stylish too - you look fab!

    Heather xx

  47. Love your outfit. The print is so lovely!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

  48. The striking choice of heels really smartens up this look. I love a classic pattern, so these cropped trousers look lovely on you, especially with the belted waist. Autumn always gets me excited for tweeds, twills, and nice heritage fabrics like this! Enjoy your weekend, Gabrielle. x/Madison

  49. Love this look, especially your blouse ! :-)
    Have a wonderful day,
    Olivia <3 <3

  50. Super love this Autumn look, clean, elegant and classy! You look so lovely!!!

  51. Such a great look! I really love the trousers. Gemma x

  52. Lovely outfit and those shoes are to die for. Great post. Have a beautiful weekend. xoxo Cris
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  53. I'm suuuper picky about pants as I'm so much more comfortable in skirt and dresses, but when they're exactly the right cut they're so versatile and I can't stop wearing them cause they're so easy. I love the little ruffle around the waistband, I've been seeing that around and think it's such a cute detail that makes the pants slightly more feminine and I really like that.

  54. These Topshop trousers were made to go with your Karen Millen blouse! You look stunning, Gabrielle. The heritage look is amazing on you xoxo


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