Gingham hit the style mark this summer and will likely continue to be a staple print for fall. The good news is that this pattern is easy to mix and match without over-doing it. There are a variety of ways to wear gingham with items that you already have in your closet. It’s a great idea to start with the basic navy version of the print and work your way into more colors as you become comfortable with gingham. If you want to flaunt a little more flair, you can always add a statement necklace to make the colors of your look really pop!
Gingham with denim
To savor what little we have left of summer weather, wear a gingham button down with a basic pair of jean shorts. You can tuck the shirt into your shorts for a more pulled-together look, or even layer it over a denim jacket with the gingham collar and sleeves folded towards the outside of the jacket. Nearly every shade of gingham works well with denim because it’s a neutral.
Gingham with color
This option is for the bold who want to stand out. My favorite way to wear gingham is to mix the pattern with bright, colorful items like hot pink shorts, bright green pants, or red capris. To transition into colder weather, pair a gingham shirt over colored jeans. Try variations out until you find a color that works for you. If you want to be a little more reserved, try pastel colors like baby pink or light green.
Gingham dresses have taken the market by storm this summer. They’re also a great fashion piece for fall. Right now, wear a patterned dress on its own. When it starts to get cool outside, layer a white button down or long-sleeve shirt underneath the dress. Better yet, purchase a long-sleeve shirt dress and adjust the sleeve length depending on the weather. Roll them up or down!
- Classic button down from J. Crew Factory: Mix and match this classic shirt with what you already have in your closet.
- Gingham Shirt Dress from Boden: This dress comes in a variety of colors and is perfect for transitioning between seasons.
- Gingham shorts from Vineyard Vines: These shorts are versatile and subtle enough to wear with any basic tee-shirt or blouse.
What are some of your favorite ways to wear gingham?