There I was a couple of weeks ago in the change room of Bohemian Trader’s boutique (located on the New South Wales’ Central Coast), trying on a tonne of different styles but mentally pondering the First World wardrobe question:
How much gingham is too much?
AND as I put another gingham dress and top on the counter:
Do I need a gingham intervention?
Putting my mind at ease, because GINGHAM, I assured myself that I would get SO much wear out of all my gingham pieces and that the trend was not disappearing any time soon.
Less than a week later, this justification was validated. I wandered into Country Road to check out the new arrivals and couldn’t gaze left, right or straight ahead without my eyes doing that bulgy-eye emoji thing because FRESH GINGHAM everywhere.
I’ve tried and tried to analyse my obsession with this print and all I can put it down to is my love of classics with a fun, flirty twist.
Also, black and white ARE my favourite wardrobe colours (SHH, I know black and white are not strictly colours but I love them so I will not have them labelled as anything else), so when you combine them, it’s a win-win.
This combination is a stand-out on its own or worked back with black or white pieces and accessories but it’s also the perfect blank canvas for adding a pop of colour on top. Think all the jewel colours – fuchsia, cobalt blue, emerald green, ruby red. I also don’t mind popping a tan shoe or bag back with a gingham arrangement.
I love that it’s a print that works for a casual or a more dressed-up outfit. The right pieces will take you from weekend brunch through to the office and out to drinks – just change up your footwear and maybe add a white blazer.
There are so many gingham tops, dresses, pants and jackets out there right now, all for the embracing. Below I’ve done a round up of some of my faves, plus I’ve included in this post some of the gingham from my wardrobe for inspiration on how to style gingham.
1. Crossroads top $29.95
2. Portmans top $39.95 (on sale)
3. Country Road top $139
4. Country Road trench $349
5. Country Road pant $159
6. Bohemian Traders skirt $159
7. Country Road skirt $139
8. Rubi heel $49.95
9. Country Road scarf $79.95
10. Country Road mule $159
11. Country Road dress $199
12. Bohemian Traders dress $179
If you’re still on the chequered fence, now is the time to jump on over.
A gingham piece will help freshen up your summer wardrobe but will also take you through to autumn and winter. Gingham LOVES denim, so when it cools down, simply add jeans or a denim jacket to keep it looking fresh.
So tell me, are you gaga for gingham too? What gingham pieces would I find in your wardrobe? How do you style them?
* Some of these pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Some I’ve bought. This post also contains affiliate links. If you purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission. Full disclosure policy here.