Florals and spring go together like peanut butter and jelly. They just do. However, this season, you may have seen an unlikely print make its way from the runways of Instagram claiming its stake on spring.
To say checkered knitwear is all the rage is an understatement. They have taken over spring. Who would have thought that these chess-like-shaped geometric patterns would have unseated the floral footprint on spring? Okay, that was a tad dramatic, but you get the drift.
Which brings us to, what is this trend all about? How do we go about wearing it, and where can we get it (our wallets are ready)? If you’ve been searching on how you could jump onto the latest spring style trend, scroll below.
Okay, folks, here’s some fun little fashion history lesson for you. Checkered prints are nothing new they have gone in and out of fashion for a while. When Vans put the prints on their slip-ons the trend was associated with skater grunge. However, this new iteration is less grunge.
“It’s obviously very pleasing to look at and wear.”
Halima Mbwana, Lilliez
Aside from making cameos on your Instagram feed, designers such as Molly Goddard, Louis Vuitton, Stine Goya, and more are helping the checkered trend return in a big way. One only has to look at the Spring/Summer 2021 shows to witness how serious the trend is.
Think of the checkered knit as something that elevates an outfit and makes a statement all at the same time. Furthermore, it is a fun take on keeping you warm if you tire of your old turtlenecks.
The best thing about this exciting print is that it’s bleeding into skirts, pants, dresses, and even socks. However, for those looking to prepare their home for spring, the trend has found its way to interior design essentials like rugs, coffee mugs, towels, plates, quilts, pillows.
There are no hard and fast rules here. Very many brands and fashion houses are adding their spin to the trend. Make a statement with contrasting colored checkers or with checkers that have been distorted.