I’ve been seeing checks everywhere in RTW lately. It’s not a brand-new trend (the buyer for Stonemountain Fabric called it at the end of 2018) but we all know 2020 didn’t count–and it’s finally worked its way into fabric.

Want to copy these pants from Wray but want to make them even more comfortable (and not $225)?

Get some cotton knit from Girl Charlee and make some Emerson Pants:

Like the look of this fancy Arq bra but know you’re not young enough to wear it out as a shirt with your high-waisted jeans?

Make an Axis Tank (lengthened) with this knit from Fabric Mart:

And finally, this is a gingham, not a true checkerboard, but lime green is also everywhere in fashion lately:

It’s from Fabric Mart again and it’s a beautiful quality linen–much nicer than the gauze used here

Make any of the dress patterns at McCalls right now, add some ruffles, and wear not just one but TWO trends. (Just call me Home Ec Anna Wintour.)