Nothing makes you feel older than trends from your childhood coming back into fashion.
This season it’s all about checkerboard print, a proper throwback for any former scene kid and emo (or 2 Tone Records fan).
Commonly associated with youth subcultures, checkerboard is distinct from other checked patterns due to its square boxes and sharp lines.
Where gingham was everywhere this summer, checkerboard is its harder winter cousin. There’s no shading or graduation between each check which gives the print a new level of contrast – and therefore more impact.
Its resurgence onto the high street is a blessing for those who struggled with the super feminine milkmaid/Dorothy-style pieces that came before, but less so for those of you who missed checkerboard first time round.
Thankfully you don’t need to have been My Chemical Romance’s number one fan to rock the lock, as the checkerboard print has grown up just like we did.
Far from studded belts and Hot Topic knee socks, the checkerboard pieces on the UK high street right now are refined yet edgy, and suitable for elder emos and preps alike.
Check out the top checkerboard pieces you can buy now, and tell your parents once and for all that ‘it was never just a phase’.
Checkerboard Dress Curve
Yoko Checkerboard Jeans
Checkerboard Corduroy Mini Skirt
Skinnydip Fluffy Tote Bag
Ganni Smiley Checkerboard-knit Sweater Vest
Dallia Red Dress
Petite Checkerboard Puffer Jacket
Plaid Knit Top
Dulay Sequin Mini Dress
Ska Checkers Shawl
Vans Classic Slip-On Shoes
Credit: Original article published here.