This spring, I have fallen in love with gingham all over again. Along with other faves like seersucker and madras, gingham is one of my quintessential summer fabrics. The traditional checked pattern evokes memories of July 4th fireworks, barbecues held poolside, and that old tire swing by the lake… It is also one of the strongest looks this season with must-have graphic gingham pieces from Wes Gordon, J.Crew, Victoria Beckham, Marni and more.
The trick to wearing gingham (without resembling Elly May Clampett from The Beverly Hillbillies) is to use the pattern sparingly (one piece at a time, please!) and in muted colors. And this year, I am especially drawn to traditional, crisp black and white, in a variety of pattern sizes – from oversized to tiny.
And, I am not alone! Glamour magazine’s advice for wearing gingham in this season? “Look for tailored trousers and mid-length dresses in this classic print.” A few of my favorite graphic gingham looks are pictured, above.
Will you rock gingham this season?
- Victoria Beckham black and white top
- Claudie Pierlot rockabilly gingham top
- Solid Striped gingham top
- DVF pleated black and white skirt
- DVF black and white gingham sandals
- Cole Haan checked handbag
- Casetify watch with gingham strap
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PHOTOS: Used with permission. Graphic Gingham collage created via Polyvore.
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