Gingham: Trend of the Summer

Hello sunshine and welcome to London! We hope you’ll stick around.

One of the best styles to wear in the sunshine is the good old favourite- Gingham. We’ve seen it pop up in fashion time and time again- It’s nothing new. In fact I bought my trousers (in the photos below) about 3 years ago, sometime during gingham’s last ‘big moment’. But now, the pattern is seeing a huge surge in popularity for this summer, and I for one am loving all the variations of the classic print.

One of the biggest attractions has to be the fact that the print is beyond versatile. Wear it with trainers, heels, crop tops, knits. Wear gingham skirts, dresses- all over or just on top. The pattern also feels light and girly, which for me is another big tick for my summer styling.

Colour is also a huge versatility when wearing gingham, you really can’t go wrong with bright colours or monochromes. For me, white trousers send fear straight to my soul, so the fact that gingham exists means that I can wear something a little bit white for the warmer months and not have to worry about spilling drinks or my make-up all over pure white clothes.

I styled my outfit with monochrome for a great day-time look but decided to inject a bit of burgundy by matching my Ted Baker hat and New Look Shoes. Pops of colour work brilliantly with this type of print. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your colour schemes, especially for summer.

Another big hit this summer in the world of style are big sleeves so this Missguided top is just the perfect companion to my skinny trousers. It feels comfortable and flowy- great for day wear but it can also be dressed up with chunky heels for a more boho inspired going out look.

I did play it safe with my black Fossil clutch bag for a more classic look. I do have to say though that cat-shaped sunglasses are my favourite at the moment so a matching black bag and sunnies seemed like a good option.

These black and gold shades (New Look) have something a little bit old Hollywood about them and for that alone, I could wear them all summer long.

I have already invested in a few gingham pieces for work/ everyday and going out- they really add another dimension to my summer wardrobe.

If you’re unsure about prints but want to give them ago, then perhaps gingham is the best place to start.

Sophie.

Hat-Ted Baker | Top- Missguided | Bag- Fossil | Shoes & sunglasses- New Look

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