Gingham – a trend that is going nowhere so we might as well embrace it. I have recently added a couple of pieces to my wardrobe so that I myself, can embrace it. When I first saw that the checkered thing was back in fashion I probably rolled my eyes. I definitely told myself it was a trend I wouldn’t be wearing. Then I went shopping. Then I went shopping and the black and white little squares were EVERYWHERE.
Gingham was everywhere, it is everywhere. Only, it doesn’t look like I expected. It doesn’t look like the tea towels in my kitchen cupboard. Some of my high street favourites are showcasing some pretty fabulous pieces this season. Here are my top two of the moment.
The ruffles on this top make it one of my absolute favourite items in my wardrobe. The tie around the waist is super flattering and yes, it isn’t 100% opaque but it’s not see through enough to make you feel like you’re an exhibitionist. I paired this gingham number with a pair of fringe hem jeans and my most worn shoes of the
year month. You could wear this SO many different ways, with a denim skirt, a cropped wide leg pair of trousers and most definitely with heels. Pieces like this to me, are timeless and will very easily become a wardrobe staple.
Can you tell I had ‘Levis’ advert in mind when I shot these photos? I have a post on body confidence coming soon, but let me tell you, these trousers plus a red lip made me feel capable of anything. Capable of standing on a main road and trying to look as though I knew what I was doing! You’ve probably seen these trousers everywhere, but just cause everyone has ’em doesn’t mean you can’t. I’ve worn these with an oversized jumper, a black cami and loafers – I’m yet to style them up. But I love that on the hanger they look somewhat dressy, but you can really style them down. The red lip and converse combo is my fave way to wear them.
Have you added anything gingham to your wardrobe yet? I’m really enjoying sharing more style content with you, please let me know if you’re enjoying it too. P.s. you would not believe the number of willies that had been drawn on the walls of the hut featured in this post. Glamour isn’t dead yet folks.
Photo credit: Hannah Farquhar