Remind everyone it’s summertime by wearing summer’s returning trend: gingham! This look isn’t just for the picnic tables anymore, as the square pattern can be a very feminine look in pastel colors like pink or cornflower blue. Many brands are taking advantage of other popular looks this summer like ruffles, and off-the-shoulder tops, and are pairing them with the checkered look. This flirty look can be eye-catching in a dress, or subtle with small uses of it, like it only being on shoes. Just like florals, gingham is a summer closet staple as it invokes vibes of the carefree 90’s.
Here are some gingham clothes and where to buy them:
H&M Blue Off-The-Shoulder Top $24.99
H&M is killing two birds with one stone with this look by combining two of this season’s hottest trends: off-the-shoulder tops and gingham. The light blue shade will look flattering on virtually any skin tone and the ruffled sleeves are perfect for summer. The blue shade even matches Belle’s dress from Beauty and the Beast. Feel like a princess in this look.
Forever 21 Gingham Dress $24.90
Forever 21 is jumping on the trend and has a ton of gingham clothes for those on a budget! This white and black combo can be worn year- round.
Macy’s Pink Gingham Tie-Neck Romper $39.99
This feminine shade and look diverges from the typical black-and-white gingham clothes that you see in stores and is a great outfit for a girls brunch.
J. Crew Gingham Ballet Flats $56.00
If you’re not confident enough yet to fully wear a gingham look, just try a small dose of the pattern by wearing it in a statement shoe! Pair the shoes with a simple plain shirt and pants to let your feet get all the attention.
Topshop Gingham Embroidered Shirt $55.00
This cute shirt is perfect for spring and summer. Heck, wear it all year- round, it’s so adorable. It takes a spin on the regular gingham print by adding embroidered flowers all over the shirt. This top can be worn with pretty much any type of bottoms.
Dooney & Bourke small gingham crossbody bag $96.00
D&B summed up the bag perfectly, saying “This bag is simple and chic with timeless elegance and understated style, making it perfect for work or a dressed up night about town.” The bag also comes in a sea-foam blue color.