Cotton On: It's Hip to Be Square

It’s been dominating your Instagram feeds and is arguably the number one power piece for the AW18 season. The checkered blazer. Playing homage to our time-honoured heritage, this is where formal tailoring meets urban cool girl style and where country classics become entangled with modern twists reacquainting us with age-old traditions.

A little boxy and of course borrowed from the boys, we like ours oversized as this season our style prowess continues to be influenced by androgynous shapes and masculine tailoring.

The checkered blazer has been given the fashion nod and is a staple to be found in every stylish girls wardrobe. Effortlessly cool, get ready to wear the power piece on repeat.

How to wear the checkered blazer

There is no question that blazers are the key to elevating any off duty look; a tee and denim says I’m cool, add a blazer and you transport yourself to nothing less than chic. Of course it wouldn’t be off duty style without your favourite sneakers and adding a pop of colour will keep it fresh. This is uncomplicated style at it’s best.

Our number one style tip is to always push up the sleeves -it makes way for a relaxed modern vibe. Do this even if you are wearing long sleeves underneath as it will reveal your layers - and we all know layering is everything!

The Price

We know how ridiculously satisfying it is when great style comes with a price tag that is bank balance (and partner) friendly and we have found it for you! In fact when you head to the counter, it’s going to feel practically free! At just $59.95 this Cotton On, Prince of Wales inspired blazer ‘checks’ off all the boxes.

To show you just how easily you can step out in style, we have teamed it up with the black ‘Sky High’ jean, the Catherine Knit sneaker in red (this seasons hottest hue) and of course the other must have item in your wardrobe, the graphic tee.  What we love about this ensemble is that each piece is interchangeable and has the versatility that your wardrobe essentials need.

And, the entire outfit can be pulled together for less than $180 including the blazer. Head to Cotton On now before word hits the street!