Black and White Check Trend

Black and white bags (and indeed, entirely black and white ensembles) have been a certifiably huge trend for a little while now, but lately, something even more specific has emerged: black and white check bags, clothes and shoes. Most of us are probably familiar with the look on a classic pair of Vans slide-on sneakers, but the checkerboard and its variants have hit the big time with brands like Givenchy and Proenza Schouler.

The checks vary from traditional squares to diamonds, triangles and classic houndstooth, but the look generally ends up being the same – graphic and modern, even if the shape of the piece is a bit of a throwback. If you’re new to wearing such a bold print, you might want to start small, but we’ve also included some extra eye-catching picks for the adventurous among us in our list of all things checked, below.

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