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STYLE GURU STYLE: Give Me Gingham

February 26th, 2015 at 2:05am

Spring 2015 is the season for gingham. Gingham is making a huge comeback in clothing, and this season’s runway is riddled with the infamous picnic blanket pattern. The runway spring 2015 show for Bottega Veneta showed multiple looks with the print, my favorite being a casual, slouchy orange gingham dress. While most of this season’s runway shows seem to focus on gingham dresses, I’ve had my eye on a pair of pants with the pattern for a long time. After finally finding a pair at ASOS, I joined the gingham gang and I see myself staying here for a long time.

Being five feet, two inches, but absolutely desperate for gingham pants resulted in purchasing some from the tall section of ASOS. With a little rolling and repositioning here and there, I feel like I’m actually able to hide the fact that they’re many inches too long, and I really like the look. The brown and black combination of my sweaters is often looked upon as a faux pas, but I’m a fan of the camel color with the fuzzy black sweater. I added a long sleeve turtleneck underneath for another layer of warmth, since the temperatures began to drop again.

I spent the last week in New Orleans, Louisiana, for Mardi Gras, and my black flatform sneakers were perfectly comfortable for exploring the city. My Mardi Gras beads were a slightly festive touch for my outfit, and I also thought the colors went nicely with my look.

Gingham pants might seem a bit difficult to style, but with neutral tops and fun textures they’re simple to wear. They’re also easy to dress up with some platform booties or heeled sandals.

Get My Look: 1. Gingham leggings. 2. A neutral-colored sweater. 3. Black platform sneakers.