Check Mate! The Windowpane Prints We Love For Fall

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.

Victoria Beckham

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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).

Similar Essential:
QMack Plaid Pleated A-Line Skirt ($79)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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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 colour via red pumps.

Similar Essential:
Banana Republic Gemma Windowpane Dress ($98)

Keira Knightley

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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).

Similar Essential:
Forever 21 Chiffon Windowpane Shirt ($20)
 

Harley Viera Newton

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Viera Newton added interest to her Sportmax Azeglio Dress ($444) by layering a white long-sleeve blouse underneath and adding matching blanc pumps at the Max Mara and W magazine cocktail party back in June.

Similar Essential:
White House Black Market Modern Sheath ($50)

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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).

Similar Essential:
Dorothy Perkins Black and Ivory Check Trousers ($27)

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Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage

Stein stuck to streamlined pieces in a simple black and white colour 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).

Similar Essential:
White House Black Market Windowpane Ankle Pants ($88)
 

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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).

Similar Essential:
French Connection Paint Check Richie Dress ($158)
 

Model Helena Severin

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Severin paired her cropped printed pants with laid-back pieces, including a slouchy tee and basic sneakers, resulting in a pitch-perfect weekend look.

Similar Essential:
Sportmax Luis Trousers ($170)

Trussardi

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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.  

Similar Essential:
Theory Daranda Silk Jumpsuit ($425)

Banana Republic

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Imitate Banana Republic F/W 13 and team checked pants with an on-trend furry clutch, a white contrast-collar blouse, and black pumps.

Similar Essential:
Gap Slim Cropped Pants ($55) in Grid

Creatures of Comfort

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Don’t be afraid to layer two pieces in the same pattern a la Creatures of Comfort F/W 13.

Similar Essential:
Free People Ivory Black Femme Wool Coat ($348)

French Connection

Paint Check Richie Dress ($158) in Black

Kate Spade

Fantastic Elastic Wallet ($70) in Windowpane

Ohne Titel

Grid Intarsia-Knit Skater Skirt ($413) in White    

Pierre Hardy

Enameled Cuff Bracelet ($494) in Black

Sacai Luck

Check Bomber Jacket ($1291) in White

Steven Alan

Silk James Pants ($268) in Black/Ecru

Sorcha Top ($295) in White

Dorothy Perkins

Check Snood ($21) in Black/White

JW Anderson

Checked Grid Ribbed Neck Sweater ($619) in Green