We’re forever after Frenchwomen’s effortless style, and for fall, they’ve unanimously claimed one piece as a total must-have: the checked blazer. We’ve already waxed poetic about renewed versions of this wardrobe staple for the current season, and yet, we found ourselves mesmerized by the street-style scene at Paris Fashion Week, witnessing the locals donning theirs with the exact easy panache fashion girls aspire to. The good news is their formula is nearly impossible to flub, all you need is a great pair of jeans, a tee or button-down and a couple of winning accessories. Voilà! Ahead, see what we mean. Then shop our favorites to buy now and wear forever.
Wear Your Checked Blazer Like A French Girl
A slouchy windowpane check is smart with a poplin shirt. Jeans and a colored bag bring the look to life.
Ahh, the power of red. The universally flattering shade pops against a faint plaid and distressed jeans.
Emerald green houndstooth emboldens head-to-toe black.
Pattern play feels fresh via plaid and pinstripes in neutral tones. A rainbow-colored bag brings the fun.
Simplicity is forever chic. A white button-down and skinny jeans are crisp with a smaller check pattern. Bonus points for a complementary burgundy pop.