ALL IN THE DETAILS: Gingham, Not Just For Tablecloths

Long gone are the days when the checked pattern seemed only fit to don the wonderful Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz or the grass for which we sit on to have picnics. Gingham is having a moment in modern day fashion. Gingham is typically seen as the typical all-American, vintage pin-up girl style of the ’50s and ’60s. Nowadays, designers around the world are giving gingham a second chance. The print has transformed from beachy chic into sophisticated bombshell. Walking down the spring 2015 runways, gingham was seen as an A-line halter dress, jacket and midi skirt combo and a jumpsuit, in all types of textures and layers. While still shown in the classic blue and white coloring, the pattern was updated with fresh colors like nude and white.

Trying to style the trend into your wardrobe isn’t always the easiest thing. The best way to start is with a simple skirt or dress, as seen on this week’s Fashionista! Caught walking on her way to class, this Fashionista took the crazy gingham pattern and made it work into a casual day outfit. Her dress from Francesca’s features a high collar with a tie-around neckpiece and buttons sequenced down the back. To make it less dressy, she pairs the classic pattern with an even more classic denim jacket from American Eagle Outfitters. On her feet, she was wearing a pair of heeled gladiator style sandals from Steve Madden in a light tan. One thing I always say is never ever be afraid to mix patterns. This Fashionista did so perfectly by mixing her gingham print dress with a bold snakeskin over the shoulder bag. Finally she accessorizes the look with a silver statement necklace and a chunky watch.

Gingham is back everyone! Do not be hesitant to try this pattern out. Go simple and casual like our Fashionista here, or go bold and daring, pairing it with a tropical print shirt or even leopard pumps. You can do no wrong when it comes to gingham fashion.

How To: Gingham is perfect for the summer season. Make sure you buy the pattern in something that is flowy and light as to not suffer under thick layers in the heat. If wearing it for a casual day, keep the rest of your ensemble simple to make the gingham pattern the focus of your look.