Give your off-duty look some Western-inspired flair with M&S Collection’s classic plaid shirt – just add jeans and ankle boots, says womenswear editor Charlene Barton
Here’s a trend that continues to rock the fashion world – and it just happens to be one of my personal favourites. Having grown up with parents who love country and western music, I’ve always harboured a secret desire to become a cowgirl (give me a guitar, studded boots and a one-way ticket to Nashville and my life might just be made). Now, thanks to designer Isabel Marant’s Americana-inspired collections, the trend has gained a cult following, with fashion editors and celebrities jumping on the rodeo bandwagon. The key piece to be seen in? A checked shirt. Perfect for holidays and weekends, pair it with denim or layer it over a summer dress with suede ankle boots – and for the more daring among you, add a Stetson.