Checked print has always been in style, coming to the market in various forms from summer-ready gingham to old-school plaid. Checkerboard may not be a new print, it’s been championed by brands like Vans for a long time, but it’s certainly taking the fashion scene by storm like never before. In the winter we saw fur coats donned in the print, and now handbags and accessories. It was even a central point in the dressing of Netflix’s popular series The Queen’s Gambit (well in her case, chessboard) so there was even more reason to add to the hype.
While certain print trends fade as faster as you can get your hands on them, this certainly isn’t the case with checkerboard. It’s a clean and classic graphic that became popular in interiors in the ’60s and ’70s, so when you take something that has a historical context and put a fashionable twist on it to make it relevant to today’s audience, it’s sure to get tons of love. Brands like Paloma Wool, Sandy Liang, and Holiday the Label have turned the print you saw only in retro interiors on a board game into a must-have in your wardrobe with fresh colors, unique textures warped designs. Below, view how we’re seeing how fashion girls are styling the print and how you can shop the trend too.