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Issey Miyake makes me want to fill my wardrobe with beautiful summer checks


By Marie Kelly
20th Apr 2018
Issey Miyake makes me want to fill my wardrobe with beautiful summer checks

Sometimes a collection just grabs you, and Issey Miyake’s SS18 offering has me obsessing over pretty checks and effortless silhouettes. There’s something so easy but on-trend about these pieces and they sum up exactly how I want to dress in spring/summer. In an effort to embrace the Miyake aesthetic at a more affordable price, I found these standout pieces on the high street, and I want every single one.

This dress is so me! The colour has warmth to it, which I need because I’m so pale, it provides total coverage, which I also need, or at least prefer, because of my pale skin, and it creates a really elegant silhouette. It’s made from a very fine knit so could work throughout the seasons with a bit of clever layering.

Long check dress, €49.95 at Zara

Jumpsuits are now a staple in my wardrobe, winter and summer. I love this check version from Mango, with its button detailing at the hips. It can be styled with trainers or heels.

Linen-blend jumpsuit, €59.95 at Mango

These softer pastel shades feel so fresh and are ideal as we move into May. I really like the dipped hemline of the wrap skirt. It adds a subtle point of difference to the piece.

Wrap skirt, €89 at Arket

Modern frills don’t have to be pretty, they can be directional too. The combination of monochrome checks and statement frills creates a really modern piece that can be snapped up for just €11.49!

Frilled dress, €11.49 (reduced from €19.99) at H&M