I'll admit I might be biased because I'm a Southerner, but gingham is hands down my favorite print. While it can definitely be worn in the fall/winter, I generally think of it as more of a spring/summer pattern. Besides, it looks so good in pastel colors. Now that spring is officially here, I've rounded up some of the best gingham pieces to shop. Tis the season to wear all the gingham.
While a lot of people think of gingham as being a traditionally preppy print, it's actual more versatile than you think. It can be sophisticated — DVF's Spring 2015 collection is still one of my all time favorites (Kendall Jenner slayed on that runway), and I mean, as long as you stay away from the baby blues and light pinks, it can definitely be worn in a bit more edgy way. Whether you prefer rocking the print in full, like on a dress, keeping it limited to a skirt or shorts, or just getting a little pop of it from a hat or your shoes, there are plenty of different items (and colors) to shop this season that let you incorporate some gingham into your wardrobe. Spring/summer will be over before you know it, so make the most of the print while you can!
Ballet Flats, $168, jcrew.com
Shoes are an easy and fun way to incorporate gingham into your wardrobe. Plus, these are stinkin' adorable.
Linen Short, $59.50, jcrew.com
These demand to be worn outdoors at a picnic.
Martie Pant, $98, jcrew.com
Want to upgrade your work wardrobe for spring? These gingham pants would be perfect.
4. Long-Sleeved Shirt
Plus Size Gingham Shirt, $42.99, belk.com
A long-sleeved shirt will keep you warm on those cooler spring days, but the color feels like summer.
Popover Shirt, $88, jcrew.com
If you want to minimize the girlie-girl feel gingham sometimes has, choose a menswear silhouette.
6. Motorcycle Jacket
Motorcycle Jacket, $178, jcrew.com
If you thought gingham couldn't be edgy, think again.
Jack Wills, $101, asos.com
You can never have too many summer dresses.
8. Babydoll Top
Plus Size Hi-Lo Top, $38.50, torrid.com
Switch things up with a playful hi-lo hem.
Jack Wills, $67, asos.com
The relaxed fit is perfect for an outdoor event or festival.
10. Off-The-Shoulder Top
Plus Size Top, $32.99, belk.com
This one is necessary on those warm summer days.
Pleated Culottes, $26, asos.com
Stay on trend with culottes, but incorporate in a classic gingham print.
Plus Size Swimsuit, $34.99, target.com
Beach season is almost here, and nothing says summer like a gingham swimsuit.
Tank, $79.50, madewell.com
The tassels add a boho feel.
Whistles, $187, asos.com
This sleek skirt could easily transition into fall/winter.
15. Midi Dress
Shirtdress, $110, madewell.com
This dress is as comfortable as it is cute, and could even work as a beach coverup.
16. Long-Sleeved Dress
House Of Holland; $150; asos.com
If you want to stay away from the preppy feel altogether, choose a bright, colorful, and bold dress.
Navy Gingham Jumpsuit, $299.99, madewell.com
If you're really skeptical about gingham, this dark color makes the print about as subtle as it gets.
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Images: J.Crew; ASOS; Torrid; Belk; Target; Madewell