Being a reigning print of season since the spring, gingham is making it’s come back in a huge way. Long gone are the days when this print was sported solely by prepsters, thanks to designers such as Diane von Furtsenberg and Oscar de la Renta, this print has gained some serious street cred. Between its ’50s girl nostalgia and its versatility, it’s the perfect way to create an effortlessly chic look. What’s not to love?
The key to rocking this print is by creating balance throughout your look. Since gingham is such a strong print, it’s best to mix and match it with structured styles and neutral tones. If you’re gonna go bright, stray away from looking childish by having sleek looking accessories or bottoms such as a midi-tube skirt. If you’re going for the street style look, opt out of pairing the print with anything frilled, ruffled or lace. The print itself is already cutesy, you don’t want to go overboard by making it too feminine. Instead, pair the print with menswear inspired items or simple basics to give is a more vintage feel.
Take note from this Fashionista who went the street style route. She kept the look simple and grown-up by keeping her color scheme neutral. After all, you can never have too much white, gray, beige or black. She rocked the gingham in the high-waisted pants which set the tone for a hipster vibe. She paired her bottoms with a sleeveless white oxford cut shirt (perfect for keeping cool in the dreadful NY heat) and plain beige flats. She kept the look modest in her accessories sporting a menswear inspired watch, a Miu Miu black quilted cross-body bag, round sunglasses and chunky gold rings.
How To: So you’ve just bought a gingham shirt but it’s too long? Have no fear! Throw a midi skirt on, a pair of oxfords and a belt to cinch the shirt at the waist. You’ve got a whole new look that’s definitely street style ready.