Who would have thought that the classic picnic tablecloth print pattern would make its way on to the fashion scene.
The hottest summer print is unmistakably gingham. The check pattern is popping up everywhere, from the runway to street wear. You can’t walk into a store without spotting the quirky print on anything and everything. It has moved away from the classic red and white and now comes in several variations.
Here are easy ways to work gingham into your wardrobe and where to shop the look.
The dress: With so many different dress styles to choose from, you don’t have to look like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. Look out for short simple bodycon dresses. If it’s ruffles you’re looking for then go for the off-the-shoulder style but keep the rest of the dress simple.
Shop the look: Off The Shoulder Dress from Mr Price
Bottoms: Bottoms come out tops when worn with a plain t-shirt or shirt. White worn with a pleated skirt, cheeky frilly shorts or tailored trousers works really well since it picks up on the white in the check.
Shop the look: Pleated midi skirt from Mr Price.
Tops: Shirts, tshirts and vests is where you can really have fun with this trend. With all the different designs to choose from the possibilities are endless. Bearing in mind that the top needs to be the focus of the outfit so stick to plain bottoms.
Shop the look: Wrap shirt from Country Road
Swimwear: Take the look to the beach and here any style goes. Whether is a tiny bikini or one piece, bows are a playful addition to your swimwear piece.
Shop the look: Monokini from Mr Price.
Rompers: The keyhole detailed romper is hot favourite this summer. Now all you have to do is pick one with the gingham print and you’re good to go.
Shop the look: Romper from Woolworths.
Mix it up: Embroidery is still a big trend so look out gingham pieces with embroidery details. Don’t go as far as mixing prints though. Mixing different colour gingham check is safer.
Shop the look: Embroidery Dress from Woolworths.
Shoes: Always a good option for the not so brave. Don’t want to go all in with this bold trend opt for a cute pump or strappy heel to add a touch the checkered print to your outfit.
Where to shop the look: Strappy heel from Zando.