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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trends I Love: Gingham


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Checkered, picnic tablecloth, these are some of the few descriptive names for gingham. Commonly seen in black and white in past clothing, but recently this trend has had a major upgrade.


A few years ago, I had purchased a gingham dress from Forever 21. Despite the super tight fit, I absolutely loved the print. That dress has come and gone, but my love for gingham is alive and strong. There's something about the print that's both quirky yet classic. It could be the center of an outfit or paired with down with other pieces. I would consider this print to be loud and attention demanding, but with the right fit and color there are multiple options to find your wearable version of gingham.



Getting Inspired.

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Pinterest and Instagram are my two primary sources for inspiration (all of my social media links are linked to my blog, give me a follow!). Whether it be celebrity or blogger inspiration, I've found various ways in which you can wear gingham. Bold gingham can be worn like Louise Roe did wearing separate pieces specifically one being a cropped blouse gives this print a modern feel. Keeping your accessories simple like what Louise did here is also an easy way to wear this print without feeling overwhelmingly bold.
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Alexa Chung took a different approach using gingham to complement other prints and patterns like both her blouse and shoes. Wearing gingham as a classic piece like Alexa did with the fitted trouser tones down the impact of the print, as well as wearing it in black and white allows for you to pair it with pieces that have other patterns and color tones. Gingham has also become extremely popular in other colors. If you’re going to wear it in a bolder color, like red, it becomes the statement piece of your look. Pairing it with accessories in a similar color palette or with other basic clothing pieces is a simple way to make this trend wearable.
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Where to Buy?

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High street stores have really owned the gingham trend. While doing some online shopping, I've noticed that some stores either have multiple gingham pieces or none at all. Zara and Topshop are your best bet if you're looking for options. From accessories to clothing, both high street stores offer items in a wide range of colours and cuts to suit anyone's style. When buying this trend I would suggest finding an item that can be worn at least three ways and in more than one season. Big trends tend to overlap, so I'll be searching for a piece that I know will look great throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Personally, going with the traditional black and white gingham will suit my wardrobe best and is the easiest way to adopt the trend. An example would be this skirt from Topshop. Not only do I love the print, but the ruffle detail is also a huge trend for spring and summer. It is also a wrap style skirt which has been another rising trend especially for the warmer months The skirt itself has two different gingham prints, but since it's black and white this could easily be worn on a daily basis. With a pair of tights, layers, and different accessories this skirt could go from summer to the cooler months here in Canada. I also love how the style of the skirt could be both feminine or edgy depending on how you style it. This is definitely a future purchase!


Other Gingham Pieces











17 comments :

  1. I really love that ruffled gingham skirt, so cute!

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    1. I know! I'm definitely going to get it, it's just too cute to pass up On!

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  2. I'm so not on trend. I didn't realize that this checkered print was called Gingham. I like it when its understated like int he trouser.

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    1. I was the same way, it's only been in the past year or so that I realized this print had an actual name haha

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  3. Nice inspirations

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  4. I always associate Gingham with nice summery weather! so refreshing! My fav is the first pic of Louise Roe... love love love (but there is a fine line not to look like a pic nic tablecloth!:D

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    1. Haha so true! There's a very fine line between trendy and costume with this print, but I agree I think it looks so fresh and chic in the summer months.

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  5. Thanks for sharing! I don't have anything gingham, but I really love it. I'll have to see what I can find!

    -Lauren

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    1. Definitely check out the links I posted at the end of the post, those stores tend to have even more options that I didn't share

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  6. Gingham isn't a pattern I consider for clothing very often, but it can be really beautifully done. I love Louise Roe's cropped blouse and skirt - so beautiful and clean looking!

    -Emmi, www.scoutandwiles.com

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    1. I feel like most people try to stay away from anything that seems too bold, but I'm so ready to add multiple pieces in my wardrobe

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  7. If done right I think gingham can be adorable! Xx

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  8. This are really nice and great outfits!
    In the matter of fact I like this trend and I think every woman could get some inspiration from this post! :)

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  9. Oh! I love gingham! Especially the skirt. Skirts as so easy to make, too.

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