Fashion

How to wear gingham 3 different ways

By: Andrea Karr

Author: Canadian Living

Fashion

How to wear gingham 3 different ways

By: Andrea Karr
By most accounts, gingham is a girlish fabric, reminiscent of summer picnics in the country. Judy Garland was a picture of innocence when she donned a blue gingham pinafore in 1939's The Wizard of Oz. Coquettish Brigitte Bardot wore a pink gingham wedding dress in 1959. For spring and summer 2015, designers and retailers have revived the fabric in black and navy. The colours are more subdued, but the pattern still has youthful flair, which means it adds lightness to an otherwise grown-up ensemble.

So you want to wear a gingham…dress

Gingham dress by Guess
Sleeveless gingham dress, $118, guess.ca.

Add: An edgy leather jacket (on cool evenings) and colourful accessories.

Leather jacket, clutch, earrings, strappy sandals
Clockwise from top left: Leather jacket, $138, express.com. Earrings, $79, swarovski.com. Strappy suede sandals, $80; clutch, $80, marshallscanada.ca.

So you want to wear a gingham…top

Gingham picnic top by Anthropologie
Gingham picnic top, $168, anthropologie.com.

Add: Black or white shorts, flat sandals and summery accessories such as a pastel cross-body bag and raffia fedora.

Shorts, fedora, crossbody bag, sandals
Clockwise from top left: Classic shorts, $29; T-strap sandals, $19; joefresh.com. Raffia fedora, $55, ninewest.ca. Cross-body bag, $27, dynamiteclothing.com.

So you want to wear a gingham…skirt

Gingham skirt by Le Chateau
Gingham asymmetrical-hem skirt, $60, lechateau.com.


Add: A floral or striped blouse with a black or white background, pointy-toed booties, a structured white bag and movie-star sunglasses.

Blouse, handbag, booties, sunglasses
Clockwise from top left: Blouse, $20, winners.ca. Leather dome handbag, $179, danier.com. Booties, $200, ninewest.ca. Sunglasses, $12, aldoshoes.com.

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