13 New and Fresh Ways to Wear Gingham This Summer

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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.

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.