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I’m Still Not Over Checkerboard – Here’s How to Wear It This Season

Plus 15 checkerboard pieces I'm obsessed with.

Last Updated on October 4, 2021

We’ve had gingham, plaid 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.

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Now there are so many iterations of the microtrend and they don’t just come in plain old black and white, although there’s absolutely nothing wrong with monochrome.

From Zara’s selection of checkerboard pieces for autumn, to STAND’s infamous faux fur coat and now KITRI’s take on the print in the form of a pink dress, there’s a version to suit every style.

So how will you be wearing it this season?

Here’s how influencers are wearing checkerboard and 15 of the best printed 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.

I’m adding colour to these monochrome checkerboard trousers from Zara.

Imani Randolph adopts two trends in one with this monochrome ensemble.

Clash your prints like Sara Waiste.

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Black & White RI Studio Borg Coat

Black & White RI Studio Borg Coat, £140, River Island – buy now

COLLUSION Unisex knitted tank in checkerboard

COLLUSION Unisex Knitted Tank in checkerboard, £20, ASOS – buy now

Check flowy shirt - Mango

Check Flowy Shirt, £35.99, Mango – buy now

Checkerboard Knit Dress

Checkerboard Knit Dress, £47.20, Warehouse – buy now

Jessie Bush wears pink and white checkerboard dress from KITRI studio

Checker Dress, £175, KITRI Studio – buy now

Team with knee-high boots to update the trend for autumn.

Chequered Print Trousers, £27.99, Zara – buy now

NEW Girl ORDER Ribbed Pink & Green Check Polo Shirt, £24, Urban Outfitters

Print socks Monki

Print Socks, £4, Monki – buy now

check-print spread-collar faux-fur jacket

Faux Fur Jacket, £549, Stand Studio at Farfetch – buy now

Monki Polly vegan checkerboard knee high heeled boots in black

Polly Vegan Checkerboard Knee High Heeled Boots, £60, Monki – buy now

These boots sold out on Monki’s website, but if you’re quick, you’ll still be able to buy them on ASOS.

Flounce Checkerboard Dress Wray NYC

Flounce Checkerboard Dress, £141.88, Wray NYC – buy now

Kitri Women's Persephone Pink Checker Dress - Pink Wavy Checker

Pink Checker Dress, £165, Kitri Studio at Coggles – buy now

Psstt…Coggles is offering 10% off for Wear Next readers using code CGWN21.

New Girl Order Curve oversized shirt in checkerboard fleece

Curve Cversized Shirt, now £20.25, New Girl Order – buy now (up to size 26)

Turtleneck long-sleeved t-shirt - Mango

Turtleneck Long-sleeved T-shirt, £29.99, Mango – buy now

Checkered Sequin Mini Dress & Other Stories

Checkered Sequin Mini Dress, £135, & Other Stories – buy now


Check Print Sweater, £90, Uterqüe – 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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