There’s a new pattern in summer fashion

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If you haven’t noticed, chevron prints are having a moment.

From local boutiques to high-end department stores, it’s hard not to walk by a retailer these days and see the inverted V pattern all over dresses, blouses and accessories. But despite its resurging popularity in apparel (and home decor, too), chevron print has long been a mainstay of the fashion world. Italian fashion house Missoni, known for its colorful zigzag pattern, has been synonymous with chevron print since the brand’s inception in 1953.

Since then, the print has been reimagined and redesigned in a variety of ways (thick and skinny/small and large) and colors (hot pinks, turquoise and more). While it’s too soon to say how much longer the chevron print will be on trend, you can bet we’ll be enjoying every chance we get to rock it. To get you started, here are some of our favorite chevron apparel and accessory picks.

Pink lady

Nothing screams summer quite like a shade of eye-popping pink, which makes this chevron dress by Coco Love a frontrunner for our favorite dress of the season. Its flowing and flirty design makes it perfect for battling the Texas heat. $75, Stella’s.

Dream weaver

Test-drive the trend with Anthropologie’s stylish Stark Chevron Wallet. Made from Italian and Spanish leathers, the fashionable (and functional) wallet is handwoven and comes in four colors. $158, Anthropologie.

Neck candy

Chevron-themed accessories can punch up the character of your overall look. Made with gold-plated brass and smooth enamel, Coach’s chunky, art deco-inspired chevron necklace would make a bold addition to any ensemble. $148, Coach.

Orange crush

Proof that comfort and style can go hand in hand, these Keds for Kate Spade New York orange chevron-print sneakers add a punch of color to an otherwise simple shoe collection. They’re perfect to wear biking on the trail or walking around the zoo. Our only complaint is that the canvas kicks don’t come in more colors. $75, Nordstrom.

Go with the flow

It can be hard to stay cool and look cute during the hot summer months, which is why flowy blouses and dresses rank high on our list of must-have summer clothing. Lucky for us, there seems to be no shortage of lightweight clothing with chevron prints, including this colorful number by Umgee U.S.A., which easily can be worn well into the fall with leggings and boots. $45, Stella’s.

Soak up the sun

Take the trend to the beach this summer with a fun chevron-print swimsuit, like this black and white Xhilaration two-piece for Target. Not a fan of the water, but still plan on sitting beachside? Pair this lightweight chevron-print scarf with a tee and cutoffs for a cute, beachy look. Zig Zag Bandeau and Hipster swim bottom in black and white, $14.99 each, Target; chevron infinity scarf, $22, Stella’s.

Funky fashion

It’s hard not to look at this rainbow mini dress by Tbags Los Angeles and not get Missoni vibes. It’s got a design that drapes and hugs in all the right places; we suggest wearing this saucy number for your next night out with the girls. $185, Scentimentals.

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