Happy #fashionwednesday! I’m still rolling out shoots from NYC — and this one is a personal fav. I have been obsessed with gingham forever now, and am honestly surprised I don’t have more gingham pieces in my closet. I think it’s the PERFECT plaid for fall and everyone can rock it. Any body type, any skin color, any gender. It’s literally fabulous for every human. I love pairing black and white gingham with maroon because it just screams fall to me. Read on to get my top tips for how to rock gingham this fall.
SHOP THIS OUTFIT:
The key to rocking gingham is not looking like a full blown picnic. Picnics are cute, but not if you are wearing them. Time & place, people. Gingham has been totally blowing up my instagram feed so I felt like now was the perfect time to hop on the trend and style everyone’s fav pattern. Let’s do ittttt.
When I saw this top — I almost put it back. It took some convincing from Amanda (from Blissful Gal) to get me to snap it up. I love gingham but was totally scared of rocking it myself. But guys..the embroidery…the mini-flared sleeves…the SUPER soft fabric…in the end, I was a goner and most of me already knew it had to happen.
You need it, I need it, everyone and their MOTHER needs it. Just go ahead and shop it now. I’ll look away (I pinky promise not to judge).
Gingham is stinkin’ cute, don’t get me wrong, but it’s dang busy. That means it shouldn’t cover your entire body, probably. Gingham top or jacket? Cute. Gingham maxi dress? Less cute. You don’t want to get lost in the sea of black and white and completely lose your shape. It should only cover AT MOST the top or bottom half of your body (never both) and if it’s a skirt, it shouldn’t go past your knees. In this case, less is typically more.
Whether it’s ruffled necklines, embroidery detailing (as pictured in this post) or ruffled sleeves, the devil is in the details here! Make it fun and exciting so there is something more to look at than endless plaid. My favorite ways to play up gingham are pairing it with bright or seasonally-appropriate colors. For summer, a poppy red or yellow are the PERFECT accents. For fall, a muted maroon or olive green take the cake! I don’t love gingham for winter, but if you pull it out again for spring, a bright pink or baby blue would be absolutely adorable.
Instead of the main part of your outfit, make it an accent! Gingham is undeniably chic as a handbag. I feel like I need at least 5 of them. It’s also gorgeous as a headband or high heeled pumps. I am definitely thinking I need gingham pumps for the fall season…..
That’s right! You can TOTALLY mix and match other patterns with gingham. I like to think of it as the leopard print of the plaid world. I think of leopard print as a neutral (as everyone should) and gingham is coming to be the same way for me. Whoops #sorrynotsorry. It looks especially gorgeous when paired with a bright and fun floral pattern.
PIN THIS FOR LATER:
It can be totally easy to rock it in gingham, you just need a little confidence and a lot of sass. 😉 I know Erica from Coming Up Roses has a gingham bomber jacket I have been DYING to get my hands on (E — if you’re reading this, I know what I want for Christmas). I think I’ve got black & white gingham pumps and a headscarf sitting in online shopping carts right now.
Do you own any gingham? What are your fav pieces?? Let me know in the comments below!!!