Twice is a coincidence. Thrice is a trend.
You know from my Fendi review that checkerboard patterns popped up alongside a chic mix of bold designs during the resort 2017 presentation. Now, they came up again during the Marc Jacobs show (more on that soon!) and Balenciaga even showed checked patterns during its pre-fall/winter collection!
Sounds like a trend to me! Here are all the details, plus another designer collection to note and how to make this trend your own!
Let’s start with Michael Kors. While it included just six looks, this latest collection captured a classic black and white boxed pattern with a twist. The opening mink coat and matching backpack had an alternating, slanted black-and-white pattern, which gave a modern take on a snowy vacation in the Alps. (Beaches don’t house the only resorts, after all!) It was this piece that made me think checkerboards could be making a comeback. (Catch all the ready-to-wear pictures from his collection , here.)
So, I did some research. Multiple designers have made it clear that black and white graphics will continue to be a part of your closet. In fact, it’s an easy way to make any outfit stand out.
Thankfully, it’s also easy to replicate.
Because of the new gingham trend, you may even have a similar checkerboard print hiding in your closet. Feel free to bring it out with complementary, solid-colored shorts and matching solid accessories to let the pattern serve as a statement piece.
Didn’t find anything in your wardrobe? You can pick up this ELIZA J Checked Ball Skirt and pair it with a tailored, satin cropped top (I also found one at a local T.J. Maxx for around $80), get inspired by this checked Balenciaga sweater, or go bold with this Love Moschino mixed chessboard dress at ASOS.
That’s it for now! Happy Wednesday, everyone!