One of this season’s tried and true patterns is gingham. Brought into Europe in the 17th century, it’s a classic checkered print that will never go out of style. The great thing about gingham is that it’s a lightweight, woven cloth, which makes it perfectly comfortable to layer or wear alone. And it’s a print that is suitable for anything from daytime at the office office to the weekend getaway. From jackets and pants to gingham dresses, here are 5 gingham pieces to add to your wardrobe right now!
1 || Gingham Scarf ||
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If there ever was an easier fitting piece, it would be the gingham scarf. If you’re looking for a simple layer to add a bit of pop to your outfit, go the route of the gingham scarf. With jeans, it’s the perfect casual weekend outfit layer and with pants and heels, it takes business casual to a whole new level.
2 || Gingham Dress ||
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Gingham shirt dresses are above and beyond the answer to your gingham one-piece problems. Belted, they are a great accentuation for the waistline or loose they are a great piece for all you mammas out there looking to feel great in a snap. When it comes to the cooler months, think about wearing this gingham dress with a turtleneck under it or layer over it with a sweater, tights, and knee high boots! Pair it with nude, tan, or camel color accessories (think bag and shoes) and it’s a perfect color palate match.
3 || Gingham Top ||
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The gingham button down top is a staple for any woman’s wardrobe. Paired with a colorful jacket, a camel coat, or black trench coat and jeans. You can wear it tucked or untucked, layered under a great sweater, or matched with a pleated skirt and heels to wear to the office. Whichever way you wear it, there are a plethora of ways to pair a gingham top. This makes it a great, functional wardrobe piece.
4 || Gingham Jacket, Blazer, or Vest ||
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A classic gingham outer layer is a great option when you want work with more than just one staple gingham piece. You can pair a vest, jacket, or blazer with a solid colored top to ground the outfit for a more subtle approach. But one great pattern that works well with gingham is black/white stripes!
5 || Gingham Fitted Ankle Pant ||
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One of the sleekest ways to integrate gingham into a work outfit may be with gingham ankle pants. You can pair them with anything from a solid peplum top and heels to a top layered with a cozy wool sweater and flats (the perfect cold weather work combo!). It’s a great alternative to the plain work pant and it’s become my new favorite pant to wear!
Now go out there armed with the gingham outfit knowledge you have and rock that gingham! What’s your favorite gingham go-to piece?