Spring is here and so is the warmish weather of Columbia, South Carolina! The arrival of pollen, warm days and sunshine means it’s time for spring clothes shopping. One of the best ways to transition your wardrobe through the seasons is the appropriate fabric. The fabric can change any outfit depending on the type. For example, a thick flannel button down is super wintery, while a linen is a great spring and summer piece. Gingham is one of those fabrics i’ve always been pretty wary of, as it can either be really cool or really Wizard of Oz!

This light and airy fabric is perfect for the warm weather. Just think of how picture perfect you’d be wearing this pattern at a sunny picnic! What I love about this button-down gingham top is that this Fashionista takes this classic summer fabric and makes it a cool transition piece for spring.

This Fashionista knows how to create an effortlessly cool outfit with stand alone pieces. I like how she styled layers that are perfect for cool mornings and then warm afternoons. She pairs her gingham button-down with a pair of classic high-waisted black denim. She layers her look with a light wash denim jacket and gives her top a little pop with a gold and blue pendant necklace. Finishing off her look is a pair of vintage brown slides, and a classic leather cross-body bag. The finished outfit is a casual-chic look that is perfect for everyday hang outs with friends or for class!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I love short-sleeve button-down shirts, and when I saw this gingham style I thought it was a perfect spring piece. My advice would be to take classic styles and find something with a twist you wouldn’t normally wear.”