Like clockwork, plaid pieces reappear every year when the leaves start to fall. While we’ll never tire of the classic motif, this season we’ve got our eye on the pattern’s sartorial cousin: windowpane prints. Spotted on everyone from Keira Knightley to Victoria Beckham, we can’t wait to try out these oversized checks.
Check Mate! The Windowpane Prints We Love For Fall
- 1 of 23
From clashing gridlocked pants with a striped shirt to teaming the pattern with neutral accents, read on for all the ways to wear windowpane right now.
- 2 of 23
Spotted at LAX airport earlier this month, Beckham teamed her kicky Etoile Isabel Marant Plaid Cotton and Wool-Blend Mini Skirt ($280) with neutral, pared-down pieces, including Cutler and Gross 0811 Sunglasses ($500) in Black, Victoria Beckham’s The Victoria Mini Matte-Leather Tote ($2950), and Giuseppe Zanotti ankle boots (similar style available here).
QMack Plaid Pleated A-Line Skirt ($79)
- 3 of 23
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Winstead attended the Max Mara and W magazine cocktail party back in June wearing a short frock in our print du jour, adding a pop of color via red pumps.
Banana Republic Gemma Windowpane Dress ($98)
- 4 of 23
Photographed in London earlier this month, Keira Knightley’s tie-front blouse added a casual flair to her ladylike pieces, which consisted of an A-line skirt, black tights, Chanel flats and Chanel Boy Flap Bag (price upon request, available in Blue).
Forever 21 Chiffon Windowpane Shirt ($20)
- 5 of 23
- 6 of 23
Blogger Liza Chloe
Chloe fearlessly clashed her thrifted windowpane pants with a striped tee by & Other Stories, and then reined in the busy prints with black accents, including an H&M vest, Chanel Boy Flap Bag (price upon request, available in Blue), Surface to Air Caprice VI Sunglasses ($220), and Alexander Wang pumps (similar style available here).
Dorothy Perkins Black and Ivory Check Trousers ($27)
- 7 of 23
Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage
Stein stuck to streamlined pieces in a simple black and white color palette, opting for ASOS Pants ($38) in Monochrome Check, Whistles’ Sculptured T-Shirt ($127), Kurt Geiger Nina Sandals ($160), and a Claire Viviver clutch (similar style available here).
White House Black Market Windowpane Ankle Pants ($88)
- 8 of 23
Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific
Eadie cleverly layered Equipment’s Signature Sleeveless Blouse ($188) and ASOS' bow tie (similar style available here) underneath her ASOS Skater Dress ($65) in Jacquard Check, which lent the ultra-feminine frock a hint of menswear cool. The blogger finished the look with posh accessories, including Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses ($280), Cartier’s Ballon Bleu Watch ($10,000), and Maison Martin Margiela 4-Finger Rings ($440).
French Connection Paint Check Richie Dress ($158)
- 9 of 23
Model Helena Severin
Severin paired her cropped printed pants with laid-back pieces, including a slouchy tee and basic sneakers, resulting in a pitch-perfect weekend look.
Sportmax Luis Trousers ($170)
- 10 of 23
You might not think a boldly-printed jumpsuit would be office-appropriate, but this look from Trussardi’s F/W 13 collection proves otherwise. The piece looks polished with the addition of a blazer, black ankle boots, and a basic tote.
Theory Daranda Silk Jumpsuit ($425)
- 11 of 23
Imitate Banana Republic F/W 13 and team checked pants with an on-trend furry clutch, a white contrast-collar blouse, and black pumps.
Gap Slim Cropped Pants ($55) in Grid
- 12 of 23
Creatures of Comfort
Don’t be afraid to layer two pieces in the same pattern a la Creatures of Comfort F/W 13.
Free People Ivory Black Femme Wool Coat ($348)
- 13 of 23
- 14 of 23
Paint Check Richie Dress ($158) in Black
- 15 of 23
Fantastic Elastic Wallet ($70) in Windowpane
- 16 of 23
Grid Intarsia-Knit Skater Skirt ($413) in White
- 17 of 23
- 18 of 23
Check Bomber Jacket ($1291) in White
- 19 of 23
Silk James Pants ($268) in Black/Ecru
- 20 of 23
Sorcha Top ($295) in White
- 21 of 23
Chinti and Parker
Meets Patternity Window-Pane Check Sweater ($597) in White
- 22 of 23
Check Snood ($21) in Black/White
- 23 of 23
Checked Grid Ribbed Neck Sweater ($619) in Green