9 checkerboard buys we’re lusting over

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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.

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Checkerboard Knit Dress

Checkerboard Knit Dress, £47.20, Warehouse – buy now

Blonde short-haired white woman wears yellow t-shirt that reads 'Holiday is for Lovers' with white and olive green checkerboard jeans from Holiday The Label.

Kokomo Pant, £125, Holiday The Label – buy now

Jessie Bush wears pink and white checkerboard dress from KITRI studio

Checker Dress, £175, KITRI Studio – buy now

Robyn Jean - Purple Warp Check/White

Warped check trousers, £119, Lisa Says Gah! – buy now

Black woman wears knitted crop vest top, beaded necklace and mismatched blue green and cream checkerboard jeans with tie-dye crocs.

Green & Blue Checkerboard Dad Jeans, £60, The Ragged Priest at Urban Outfitters – buy now

Jessie bush wears pink checker top

Pink Checker Top, £95, KITRI Studio – buy now


NEW girl ORDER Ribbed Pink & Green Check Polo Shirt

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

COLLUSION straight leg twill trousers in pastel checkerboard | ASOS

COLLUSION Straight Leg Twill Trousers, £25, ASOS – buy now

Flounce Checkerboard Dress Wray NYC

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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