STYLE SWAP TUESDAYS- HOW TO WEAR GINGHAM WITHOUT LOOKING LIKE A TABLECLOTH

Did you get the memo that “ Zara has officially announced Gingham as their print of spring/summer 2017? ” Kid you not, check out their website and you will find the much coveted gingham galore there. Right from tops, to skirts, to dresses, to pants- grown up gingham is everywhere.

SHOP THE LOOK 

Gingham is a huge trend this summer, conjuring up two images that fashionistas don’t want to look like: a tablecloth and a school girl. While my love for gingham is unwavering, I had my own inhibitions about this print. I’ve had a couple of gingham button front blouses in the past, but this is my first time owning a real feminine piece. It took me some time to hunt down the right piece in the right print size- thanks to @nyandcompany for adding this to your new spring arrivals. I am totally in love with this dress. It is strapless, but comes with extra straps just in case. The bow in the front is what makes this dress overly pretty.

When I could do gingham,  anyone could.

  • Stay away from anything red : believe me, a red gingham print reminds me of five guys tray liners. The red and white gingham is not my cup of tea and I would totally not recommend to you as well.
  • Opt for pieces with feminine details: frills, ruffles, bows and other such origami details make gingham so doable. They add the touch of femininity to any piece of gingham.
  • Go for one statement piece: pair your statement piece with something more demure. For instance a crisp white blazer with your classic black and white gingham dress. If you are the daring kinds and coupling one gingham piece with another is your style, then girl ” you are my best friend” !
  • Keep it sleek: since gingham is an over-the-top print keep your hair sleek and streamlined. A ponytail or super straight hair would be my pick .
  • Go the minimal way: when choosing your accessories, go minimal. Let the gingham speak for itself. In my case, I chose to wear a pair of embellished earrings and a couple of coordinating bracelets. Skipping a necklace was agreeably called for in this look…What say ???

WEARING 
 
Dress- NY&Co, buy same ( love this one with floral appliqué )
jacket- BCBG MAXAZRIA , in black ( similar )
heels- Rachel Roy (a good alternative )
bag- Aldo shoes ( this one is on my radar )

SHOP MORE GINGHAM DRESSES

Congratulations to Jennie of A Pocket Full of Polka dots, she is the featured blogger of the week. Isn’t her outfit fun and perfect for spring?

Congratulations to Jennie of A Pocket Full of Polka dots, she is the featured blogger of the week. Isn’t her outfit fun and perfect for spring?

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