It’s Not Summer Without Gingham; Here are all the Pieces you Need

I can’t believe I’m saying summer is almost here. I feel like I haven’t even put my winter coats away yet and gotten good into Spring. But the seasons wait for no one, so it’s definitely time to start getting your wardrobe ready with summer goodies. Of course there are super fun trends right now; everything from cut out knit dresses to psychedelic prints, but nothing says summer quite like gingham. This classic checkerboard pattern is a summer staple; and not just for your picnic table.

Gingham is one of those classic patterns instantly recognizable. Whether in small or larger squares, it just works. It’s usually tailored in a lightweight fabric perfect which makes it perfect for spring and summer weather. And it certainly has spanned far from the traditional blue and white in regards to color choices. You literally can find it available in any color.


If you’re looking to try out the gingham phase this summer, here are some great pieces to think about. I’m careful not to call it a trend because it’s most certainly not; dating all the way back to the 18th century. It’s produced in everything from dresses to pants to tops and even shoes. My favorite styles are always a dress and a good gingham pant. I recently seen the pattern in a jumpsuit which I think is a cool modern twist on the classic. Now I’ve never been a personal fan of gingham shoes, or even seen them too much, but hey rock what you like.




A gingham dress is just so fun and effortless. And like I’ve stated already, so summer. I found this great off the shoulder number at Marshalls for a steal. And because I have my fair share of gingham, I took the belt off of a pair of pants I owned to cinch the waist in on my dress. I’ve recently purchased a gingham suit from Target which would make a super sweet brunch look or work a casual day of errands paired with a classic white sneaker. The point I’m making; you need gingham in your wardrobe this summer.

Shoes, Swim, Accessories

I’ve took the liberty of rounding up a few of my favorite gingham pieces for summer, so you’ll be one step closer to your perfect summer wardrobe. I’ve found some great dresses, shorts and other fab pieces to check out. So this summer, don’t be a square; unless you’re wearing them!

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