They're a funny thing, trends. So fickle, so unpredictable. Take J.W. Anderson's Pre-Fall 2012 checked sweater, for example. Who could have known that it would be catapulted into must-have status in the space of just a few short weeks? With its oversize silhouette and graphic pattern, there's no denying it has appeal, but after being spotted — and photographed — on the likes of Taylor Tomasi Hill, Tamu McPherson, and Julia Sarr-Jamois at last month's Milan and Paris shows, this windowpane knit seems well on its way to replacing the striped shirt as the most ubiquitous patterned pullover around. In the slideshow, a few chic options.
Street-style photos, from left to right: Taylor Tomasi Hill, Greg Kessler; Susie Lau, Getty; Julia Sarr-Jamois, Greg Kessler; Tamu McPherson, Getty