If you’re anything like us, gingham was one of your favorites when you were little. You wore a gingham dress, matching sneakers, and topped it off with a coordinated scrunchie every day of your life for a solid part of your childhood. And then you took a break. As they say, though, distance makes the heart grow fonder, and we can’t shake the feeling that we need all that and more to return to our wardrobes this summer.
Designers like Adam Selman, Chanel, and Carolina Herrera have filled their collections with the classic pattern as of late, proving to us that gingham has a power that reaches well beyond the youth. Whether in chic black-and-white or a more whimsical color, tiny scale or slightly larger-lined graphs, gingham outfits are about to totally take over. And we want you to hop on this train at the beginning.
The power of the pattern comes from its ability to have one foot in the classics and another in the fun and whimsical. Gingham will add a little youthful pop to a look that’s otherwise more conservative, while also keeping your outfit classic. Whether you’re looking for a way to update your denim basics or seeking tips on how to wear gingham for trickier occasions like to the office or out on a date, the below looks are for you. Get inspired with these 13 gingham outfits for summer, and you might never look back.
Go head-to-toe on the trend.
Try it out at the beach, print-mixing like a pro.
Make an über-chic look edgier with the addition of a leather jacket.
Try out a statement wrap top in the pattern, with a casual pair of jeans and leather jacket.
Keep it classic with high-waisted white trousers and black ankle booties.
Go all out when it comes to color, opting for brightly colored suiting.
If you're looking for a new take on the go-to mini, consider gingham this summer.
Make the gingham skirt even more head-turning with the addition of a brightly colored top.
Suiting is made all the more interesting in gingham this summer.
Instead of just any gingham skirt, try out one with ruffles and layers for added appeal.
Take the trend to a new level by opting for a pastel tone and pairing the look with stiletto heels.
For everything from a summer garden party to after-hours drinks, a shirtdress is the perfect go-to.
Go for bold tailored shorts, keeping it neutral with a camel pullover.
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Available in Italian sizes 36 to 41.
Available in sizes 00 to 16.
Available in sizes XXS to L.
Available in French sizes 34 to 46.
Available in sizes 36 to 39.5.
Available in sizes 14 to 24.
As obsessed with gingham as we are? From edgy minidresses to fun and flirty ruffles, it's time to take this trend and run with it this summer.