Plaids and checks are always a favourite come Autumn, and as always several designers including Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs featured them in their collections for Fall 2009. Here are a couple of more unusual takes on the look; I love the maxi skirt by Isaac Mizrahi:
And right now, the high street is full of checked shirts in long, loose styles, perfect for Muslimahs. H&M and Dorothy Perkins have several in stock, but I love this one from Debenhams which is on sale for £13! I'd pair it with jeans and a long cardigan for a casual day outfit:
Shoulder pleat long cardigan £32, Topshop; blue sleeveless checked shirt dress £13, Debenhams; purple pashmina £4.95, Hijab Store Online; Saints of soul blue wide leg jeans £35, Dorothy Perkins; Goyco shoe £44.98, Aldo; metallic canvas flower charm shoulder bag £30, Accessorize.