Is it just us, or has there been a whole lot of gingham goin’ on lately in the world of fashion? Even more than usual for this time of year, that is. Gingham, after all, is one of those perennial spring/summer prints – possibly because it reminds us of picnic blankets, which makes us associate it with sunny days and ice cream on the beach. Or is that just us, too?
It may be a classic, but there’s no doubt that the distinctive check print is more popular than ever before this season: Spring only just officially started last week, but already we’ve been spotting fashion bloggers and civilians alike looking like they’re off on a summer holiday in their gingham skirts and tops. Speaking of which: the continued popularity of the 50s-style full midi skirt makes it the obvious choice for the equally-retro gingham look, but the print is also appearing on more contemporary pieces like crop tops (which look great with those high-waisted skirts) and shorter dresses. The trend for co-ordinating prints also makes it possible to pair a gingham print top with a gingham print bottom, should you so desire. We’d probably advise against going on to add the shoes and headband from the image, though – that could be a little too matchy-matchy, even for us.
What do you think of gingham print? Will you be adding any of these pieces (or the many others that are around right now) to your closet this spring?
Gingham print fashion:
clockwise from left: Pull & Bear check print crop top. £18 // New Look pink gingham crop top, £9.99 // Aqua gingham skater dress, £16 // Blue gingham wire bow headband, £4.99 // New Look pink gingham check pencil skirt, £14.99 // Topshop gingham bow court shoes, £58 // F&F gingham peplum hem skirt, £14.99 // Fair + True gingham bustier top, £57 // Topshop gingham midi skirt, £58