8 ways to rock the checkerboard trend

Posted: 18 January 2021 6:18 pm

We're throwing it back to 2006 with this graphic print.

It's no secret that 2000s vibes are having a huge moment right now. Along with baguette bags and oversized sunglasses, that means that the checkerboard trend that we know and love is back with a vengeance. Super stars Dua Lipa, Hailey Bieber and Gigi Hadid have been seen flaunting the graphic print, along with almost every Instagram influencer in between.

And for good reason! This trend makes the rounds every few years and it's actually super versatile. With that in mind, we're going to show you some of our fave ways to rock the checkered look in your 'fits and homewares.

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1. Checkerboard vans

Obviously, we couldn't start this list any other way. The classic slip-on black and white checkerboard vans are exactly that: a classic. You can easily pair them with staples like jeans and denim skirts or chuck them on with a cute slip to dress down an outfit. If you want to mix it up, go for a coloured pair (our faves are the red and grape).

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2. Knitwear

Autumn is around the corner and now is the time to start investing in knitwear to prepare for the cooler months. Grab a checkered jumper or cardigan to pop on with a pair of jeans or leather pants for the ultimate cool gal look.

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3. Denim

In our opinion, you can never own too many pairs of blue jeans. Combine that with our fave new trend and *chefs kiss*. We love this twist on the good ol' blue dad jeans by Ragged Priest.

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4. Mini skirts

This checkerboard skirt from Glassons may be the cutest thing we've ever seen. The stretchy knit material is super comfy and makes it the perfect between-season piece. Can't get enough of it? You can also pick it up in blue and green.

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5. Bucket hats

This accessory combines two massive trends in one: checkered prints AND bucket hats. Sun safe and stylish, it's the perf accessory to have in your beach bag all summer long.

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6. Swimwear

Couple this cute bikini with that bucket hat above for a top to bottom checkerboard look. This high-waisted pair from SHEIN is super flattering and comfy.

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7. Teddy bear coat

One for the winter wardrobe, this is a super cool take on the teddy coat trend. It's the perfect eye-catching statement piece to throw over jeans and a tee or cute LBD on a chilly night out.

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8. Homewares

Our obsession with checkerboard print goes way beyond our wardrobes. From rugs and throws to cushions and wall art, it's all over home decor Instagram accounts and Pinterest boards.

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