Gingham for Spring / Summer


We have all seen gingham, it isn't anything new.  I hardly consider gingham to be a trend. It is a classic pattern that is always in style in some form.  Now that Spring has – finally! – arrived, designers like Oscar de la Renta and Michael Kors, have seized upon gingham for Spring 2015 and twisted it into something both daring and sexy.  Gingham isn't a fabric historically associated with particularly avant-garde or boundary-breaking style. What helped to make the trend feel more sophisticated were the ladylike silhouettes, like tailored blouses and blazers, dresses with hourglass shapes, and pencil skirts with up-to-there slits.

What I love about gingham is that it’s super easy to wear. If you’d like to wear the gingham this spring, then here are a couple of my favorite ways to wear the trend:

Checks in black, baby pink, and pale blue, with accents of white, are easily wearable, but if all-over pattern isn't your thing, try a gingham skirt or trousers with a white blouse, or pair a checked button down with your favorite jeans, or try gingham check shirt with white trousers or skirt, paired with sandals.

Try a Big gingham with small gingham mix = chic gingham

Use it as an accent piece. Try a gingham pencil skirt with a vintage tee or chambray shirt for a cool twist on a classic staple.  

Gingham accessories are a great way to add punch to your outfit, especially with a bright blue checked clutch or shoe.  Just a pop of gingham goes a long way.

Gingham Tip: Generally a larger sized pattern will make you look larger and can be overwhelming on a small frame.  Smaller patterns are easier on the eyes, combine well with more and are easier to wear on all body types. If the check is small enough it reads as a solid to the eyes.


Check out my picks and start shopping if you can’t wait to try the trend.

1.   ASOS Fred Perry Gingham Dress . 1 915 ZAR

2.  ASOS Style London Skater Dress In Gingham Print With Belt 530 ZAR (on sale)
3.  Glamorous sheer black and white gingham shirt 490 ZAR
4.  House of Fraiser People Tree Bryony Gingham Top 725 ZAR (on sale)
5.  BOOHOO Maria Gingham box short 140 ZAR
6.   Loft Gingham skinny Ankle pants In Julie fit. 677.10 ZAR


To help inspire you, here’s a roundup of the trendiest gingham on the web to get you wearing gingham with confidence.

Michael Kors Spring 2015

DFV Spring 2015
DFV wrap dress Spring 2015
Michael Kors Spring 2015
backstage Michael Kors Spring 2015
Michael Kors Spring 2015

How do you wear gingham? Will you be wearing gingham this Spring? If so, will you mix it with solids or patterns?

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