Gingham is everywhere! It’s probably the hottest trend for 2015. Its so refreshing, but it can be tricky. While trendy and fresh, it can quickly go wrong. The most iconic versions of gingham are looks worth avoiding; if not careful you could end up channeling Dorothy trying to escape OZ or an old school picnic blanket. No, you've got to carefully consider all cliches (like milkmaids and cowgirls) and find a way to sidestep each.
If that simply sounds like too much work for you, never fear I’ve done the research for you and compiled a list of 4 foolproof tips for always getting this checkered patterned right every time!
1. Stick to neutral and soft tones
I love Black and white gingham, pink and white is another great option. Avoid blue and white or red and white, you might run the risk of looking like a picnic blanket.
2. Go for clean structured pieces
Structured blazers and pencil skirts are a great way to keep it modern and polished.
3. Modernize gingham with a graphic top
Add a graphic tee or sweatshirt and voilo, you’ve got a trendy unexpected outfit.
4. Go minimal with Gingham
Not ready to take the gingham plunge ? Add a touch of the trend with accessories, a gingham clutch or flats immediately freshens up any outfit.
There's nothing wrong with an all over checked pattern, as long as it comes on something sharp and not over-the-top, like a tailored suit.
Gingham is truly one of the greatest ways to incorporate a bit of pattern into your everyday look. Best paired with neutral pieces, gingham will make a great summertime look even better.