We’ve had gingham, checks and of course florals, but checkerboard is without a doubt the print of 2021.
While it used to be synonymous with ’emo’ fashion, it’s come a long way since the noughties. Now there are so many iterations of the microtrend and they don’t just come in plain old black and white (which we love too btw).
From Aussie brand Holiday The Label’s adorable green and white checkerboard trousers, to STAND’s infamous faux fur coat and now KITRI x Jessie Bush’s take on the print in the form of a pink and white dress, there’s a version to suit every style.
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Here are how influencers are wearing the trend and 11 of the best checkerboard pieces out there, with trousers, dresses and tops from KITRI Studio, ASOS, Wray NYC and more.
How to wear checkerboard
Jessica Rose Lambregts wears the print from head-to-toe.
Mix and match your prints like Lucy Brownless.
Imani Randolph adopts two trends in one with this monochrome ensemble.
Stick to one colour like Jazmine Rogers.
Checkerboard Knit Dress, £47.20, Warehouse – buy now
Kokomo Pant, £125, Holiday The Label – buy now
Checker Dress, £175, KITRI Studio – buy now
Warped check trousers, £119, Lisa Says Gah! – buy now
Green & Blue Checkerboard Dad Jeans, £60, The Ragged Priest at Urban Outfitters – buy now
Pink Checker Top, £95, KITRI Studio – buy now
NEW Girl ORDER Ribbed Pink & Green Check Polo Shirt, £24, Urban Outfitters – buy now
COLLUSION Straight Leg Twill Trousers, £25, ASOS – buy now
Flounce Checkerboard Dress, £141.88, Wray NYC – buy now
For those of you feeling thrifty, we leave you with this brilliant video from @abbyontheinternet, who shows you how to create your very own version from a pair of old jeans.
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