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.
Proenza Schouler Triangle Check PS1 Bag
$2,100 via Neiman Marcus
Cambridge Satchel Company Checker Satchel
$158 via Bloomingdale's
MICHAEL Michael Kors Check Print Jet Set Travel Tote
$298 via Neiman Marcus
Givenchy Woven Check Pouch Bag
$422 via Matches
Matthew Williamson Stripe Panelled Wool Skirt
$825 via Net-a-Porter
Maison Martin Margiela Convertible Fold-Over Mirror Clutch
$2,460 via Net-a-Porter
Etoile Isabel Marant Iti Houndstooth Corduroy Jeans
$385 via Net-a-Porter
Marni Embellished Jacquard Skirt
$990 via Net-a-Porter
Givenchy Lookbook Weave Printed Sandals
$595 via Matches
Vans Classic Slip-On Sneakers
$47 via Zappos
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