checkerboard trend


Did you even quarantine if you didn’t wear tie dye sweatpants? Now that we’re six months deep into lockdown, the comfort we once found in psychedelic sweatpants is starting to wane. Sure, we still succumb to the oversaturated swirly splattered patterns like our lives depend on them, but like our sourdough starter, we’re starting to feel like maybe it’s time to move on. Luckily, a new it-print is already on the scene. Checkerboard knits, sneakers, and accessories have crept into our feeds, not so quietly telling us that there’s a new look for the stay-at-home era. From luxury houses like Louis Vuitton to Instagram fashion brands, there’s a label for every budget and style. (Or if you’re feeling nostalgic, you can always pull out your sneakers from your skater phase.) Ahead, 18 ways to try the trend.

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1 Checkerboard Slip-On



You can’t talk about checkerboard fashion without first dipping into your middle school skater girl archives. 

2 Ash Checked-Knit Cardigan

Stine Goya


With a look straight out of a Scandinavian interior design showroom, this sweater also doubles as home decor. 

3 Dora Mule



Step out (with mask) in this blue-and-white mule. 

4 Kokomo Pants

Holiday the Label


Let the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon set it: you’re about to see these pants everywhere. 

5 Standard Bag



You’ll never forget your reusable grocery bag again. 

6 Checkerboard Hoops

Kate Jones


If you’re a checkerboard skeptic, try this subtle take. 

7 Checker Signet Ring

Alison Lou


Alternatively, go for gold in this 14k stunner. 

8 Big Checks Braided Cardigan

Elder Statesman


Disclaimer: you will receive a lot of well-deserved attention in this cardigan.  

9 Comfort Jacket

Collina Strada


This painterly take on checkerboard will instantly perk up your mood. 

10 Theresa Checkered Dress



Your Zoom happy hour just got a lot more interesting visually.  

11 Oscar Pant

Tyler McGillivary


Opt for a neutral color combo with designer Tyler McGillivary, who has a cult following on Instagram.  

12 Checkered Jumpsuit



Channel David Bowie in this psychedelic second-skin look.

13 Oversized Jumper



Cozy sweater season is almost here, but that doesn’t mean you have to fall back on a boring cable knit. 

14 Harri Turtleneck Top



Layer this under a trench coat and khakis for a ’70s vibe. 

15 Pawn Fleece

Sandy Liang


Sandy Liang’s fleece jackets are still going strong. This time, cop it in checkerboard. 

16 Giant Damier Waves Monogram Denim Pants

Louis Vuitton


Nobody does designer checkerboard like Louis Vuitton. Here, its iconic Damier print gets the denim treatment.

17 Checked Mohair-Blend Cardigan

Miu Miu


Share this cardigan with your grandpa. 

18 Code Flag Square Diamond Pendant Necklace

K Kane


Your dainty layered necklace game could use a little color. 

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