Even the most fashion-forward people can agree on one thing – prints and patterns can be hard to pull off. Checks, on the other hand, can seamlessly fit into even the most neutral closet. We found a few great options at Zara that we can’t wait to get our hands on.

These checked trousers are super flattering and would be a great staple piece for work OR weekend. This poncho is casual-cool (and SO comfortable) and while we’ve styled it here with jeans, it’d look just as fabulous draped over a dress.

Whether it’s professional or casual, checks are a trend that we hope to see more of. What outfit would you wear first?

Shop Rue: OUTFIT 1: 1. Trousers // 2. Top // 3. Choker // 4. Mascara // 5. Purse // 6. Loafers // OUTFIT 2: 1. Top // 2. Jeans // 3. Bracelets // 4. Poncho // 5. Earrings // 6. Boots