Gingham is so much more than the lining of your picnic basket these days. Fashion seems to have flocked to the feminine but not too fussy fabric. The result? An array of elevated, highly stylish pieces featuring the print ranging from fancy to casual, but always keeping it chic. Whether it’s a statement-making top or a fun hat to add for a pop of color, there’s a way to wear gingham for everyone.
Let’s start with the big-ticket items. I’m talking about statement-making dresses that pack a visual punch. J.Crew’s classic blue-and-white dress with ruffled sleeves gives you just the right amount of polish. The buttery yellow and white color palette of this tiered sundress makes it pretty enough for a lunch on the town, but comfy enough for the farmers market. Ralph Lauren’s gingham shirtdress in a cheery orange and white is a super-flattering cut, and all you need to do is slip on a pair of leather slides for the al fresco dinner party outfit of your dreams.
On the slightly dressier side, Staud’s two-tone, floor-length shirtdress would be great for a rehearsal dinner or more casual wedding. The same goes for this Caroline Constas silk maxi-dress, complete with puffed sleeves for an extra-trendy touch.
Maybe head-to-toe patterns is a little much. How about a pair of black and white linen pants that you can throw on with your favorite white shirt? Or a mint green button-down with an exaggerated collar? Or a trusty Alex Mill matching blazer and short combo that you can wear separately, but also together?
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