If you are one to follow trends, there’s no way you could have missed the latest trend that has the fashion industry mesmerized- THE GINGHAM TAKEOVER. I am currently loving this edgy style and had to feature it as one of my favorites for this spring/summer 17.
Think Gingham fabric and feel nostalgic? Well I do, because when I see this print, it takes me back to school uniforms and tablecloths (no joke). However, fashion designers have brought back Gingham in the best way possible, this simple print added with edgy cuts and finishes are creating the most trendy items this season.
The Gingham Print
For many of us the Gingham print is defined as a check print but this is not what it is originally known as. Gingham is actually known for the way the fabric is created where the yarn is dyed before it is woven. Unlike floral and other prints, the gingham print is easy on the eye yet has the ability to define an outfit and create some rather classic styles. I personally would choose minimal over prints any day, yet this happens to be one of my favourite garments in my spring wardrobe.
How to Style Gingham
Now there’s plenty Gingham style inspiration on social media and the internet out there… and when there is that many, it usually means it’s pretty simple to get a perfect style to suit your personality. So let’s go through my favorite way on styling Gingham.
Gingham fabric is styled in dresses,shorts, skirts etc with a variety of colours to choose from. This makes styling your Gingham #ootd even more easy.
My favorite is the one that’s featured on my blog today. I went with a wrap Gingham style top with puffy sleeves which gives this outfit a bold look, I wanted my Gingham style to stand out so I kept my skirt, and heels simple but added accessories that complemented the off shoulder look.
Outfit Tip: Add long earrings to an off shoulder outfit look to create the perfect touch and tie your hair back so your earrings and hair doesn’t clash. Your earrings will be much more visible and will add clear definition to your outfit.
Another way to rock your Gingham style items are to pair them with plain lifestyle sneakers. Sneakers add a more cool and relaxed look to an outfit so if you’re looking for weekend wear inspiration then opting for sneakers is a good idea.
Outfit Tip: Sneakers will create a street style appearance so don’t go with glamorous earrings but rather opt for a simple choker on the neck coupled with studs on the ear instead.
Are you Gingham ready now? I really do hope so. Till next time. Ciao. xx
–WHAT I WORE–
Gingham Off Shoulder Top: Zando
Mini Skirt: Mango
Heels: Call It Spring