One scroll through Pinterest or Instagram confirms it: everyone is obsessing over Gingham. Whether you’re always pinning, scrolling or you’re just a casual visitor on these social media platforms, you definitely won’t miss this trendy print.
Not every trend goes down the runway and straight to your local favorite stores but whenever they do, they tend to be everywhere. They wiggle their way into your brain until you start obsessively hunting for the perfect one. Be it a dress, skirt, pair of pants or sandals, you somehow find yourself loving a print or trend more then you thought you would and when you find that perfect piece, everything starts to now make sense.
Gingham is a trend that everyone knows, a trend that most people have a love/hate relationship with, a trend that may leave you looking like a picnic table or a walking Sudoko or it can leave you looking refreshingly chic and stylish.
Like every trend that may seem hard to to pull off; it takes the right colours, silhouettes and pairings to make it suitable for you. These are my top (easy) tips on how to style/make this cute print work:
– Pair a cute gingham dress with a pair of sneakers for a feminine yet modern look during the day of fun and laughter, flat sandals for the the beach days and straped sandals for date night.
– Gingham to the office? Yes. A gingham blouse in pastel colours gives an easy, appropriate and summery office wardrobe.
– Style your ginghnam mini skirt with a plain t-shirt, slogan t-shirt or band t-shirt for an edgy, easy (and nostalgic) look.
– If you’re feeling scared about wearing this print, start of slow and opt for small gingham pieces like sandals, a bikini set or even a neck scarf.
– Most importantly, avoid embroideries on your gingham print.
When eyeing trendy pieces in store, it’s always great to find an item that will transition from day to night, from running errands to making a stop at the pool or dinner plans. I got this Gingham mini skirt back in August/September and I planned an outfit for warmer days, days where I feel like being fresh and flirty in a mini-skirt and tshirt/tank top combo or days where I want to look modern and on-trend – this print is truly transitional and adapts to various occasions really well.
All thanks to designers like J.W Anderson, Rosie Assoulin, Altuzarra and many more for transitioning this preppy styled print (think Mean Girls plastics) to something more fashionable and a great alternative for the usual stripe patterns.
Skirt – Factorie / Top – Superbalist / Shoes – Zara
Images by: everydaypeoplestories