What To Wear: Gingham

One of the most recent street style trends is gingham. This classic pattern is something that many feel should be confined to your grandmother’s house, however this motif has recently received a fashionable update. From oversized prints to flattering tailoring there are so many ways to take this trend and revitalize it. The best part about it is that you can incorporate a little or a lot of it into your look. Either way this bold pattern will catch any eye.

One of my favorite ways I have seen it is as a statement skirt. Particularly, the tea length styles have caught my attention. They are a ladylike interpretation of this trend. You can pair your skirt with a classic and clean white button-down and then your favorite heels. It is a great way to keep this look very timeless and streamlined. Because this pattern is so bold it is easy to look garish or graphic. The key is to keep this pattern in moderation within your ensemble. If you opt for a dress, be sure to pick a simple silhouette that will flatter your body type.

Then finish your look off with a colored cross body bag, sleek shades and a clean heel. Less is definitely more when it comes to this trend. However, don’t fear this motif, because when you do it right it looks impeccable. A great way to try this look out is to invest in a pair of cropped and slim gingham patterned pants. They are a great piece to wear to the office, you can throw on a white button-down and a black stiletto and you are all set for the day. No matter how you choose to do this trend, as a skirt, dress or pants you can’t go wrong if you keep your ensemble simple and flattering. --Carly