What’s better than stripes and sweeter than checks? Chevrons. The chevron isn’t just a gas station corner mart, it’s a fun and modern addition to alternative fashion. Chevrons have been part of military insignia for centuries, and are still currently used in the U.S. navy, army, and marines. They’ve also graced the costuming of some of our most iconic characters, from Charlie Brown to Hello Kitty. But the best thing about the chevron is the instant element of cool that it brings to clothing, accessories, jewelry, tattoos; you name it! Nothing says nautical like a brilliant turquoise chevron.