With fall on the horizon, we’re reflecting back on all the Fall 2020 runways had to offer. While most of the trends were definitely designed for colder temps, there was one that actually works well right now. We’re talking about checkerboard, aka the pattern you’ll be seeing everywhere soon enough. The bold print is no stranger to fashion, but it’s gotten a lot more colorful. Although we’ll always have a place in our wardrobes for the standard black-and-white grid, we find ourselves gravitating to more vibrant hues. We’re talking green, red, purple, pink and even bold blues.
We’re pleased to see that our favorite retailers are already stocked with checkerboard everything. Of course, Vans is our go-to for embracing the pattern in sneaker form. But there are also tons of sporty sandals on offer. On the clothing front, we’re happy to report you can score tops, bottoms, jumpsuits and bodysuits. This is another one of those instances when you don’t want to double up. So stick to one checkerboard piece per outfit. (If said piece has multiple checkerboards in multiple colors, that’s perfectly fine.)
Check out the best checkerboard creations made for summer you can also wear through fall.
Holiday The Label
Kokomo Pants in Olive Check, $174 at Lisa Says Gah
Classic Slip-On Sneakers, $50 at Farfetch
Checkerboard Mini Skirt, $518 at Farfetch
Design Checkerboard High Neck Body in Purple, $20.40 at ASOS
Ace & Jig
Johnny Jumper in Sail, $217 at Ace & Jig
The Check Mate in Multi, $318 at Kule
No 624/Orinocco, $168.58 at Paloma Wool
Checkerboard Print Sleeveless Shift Dress, $551 at Farfetch