The checkerboard print has skyrocketed to popularity almost overnight it would seem. We first saw a little hint of this trend at the Fall Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 runway show. Fast forward and now celebrities like Kristen Stewart, Miranda Kerr, Kirsten Dunst and Jessica Alba have all been spotted in fierce and bold head to toe checker print ensembles. We think that it’s the combination of retro mod glam and modern geometric print design that makes this trend so attractive and wearable.  Whether you opt for a fully checked dress or a checkerboard print pair of pumps, this unique print trend is one to try.

The best part about this trend is that it can mesh beautifully into almost any genera of fashion, from office wear, like pencil skirts and shift dresses,  to eveningwear as seen at the 2013 runway show of Louis Vuitton.  For the office we suggest tapping into your inner mod style and rocking a checkerboard print shift dress accented with a sleek pair of black pumps. This look is very professional but still shows off a little chic personality.  For a more playful way to rock this trend we suggest going for a checkerboard printed romper a la Kristen Stewart at the Twilight Saga: Braking Dawn ll premier. She rocked this bold structured print in a super carefree, youthful way.


Try The Trend Tips

The checkerboard print trend is very bold but we really do love the statement that it’ makes and to help you master this trend here are a few tips to keep in mind.

When wearing a checkerboard print you’ll want to opt for thinner fabric and nothing that adds bulk like fleece or tulle. This is because the checkerboard pattern can at times make the body look wider so it’s important to keep the garment figure flattering.

Remember to keep the rest of your outfit basic when your rocking this bold print, no need for distracting shoes or statement jewelry.