How to Wear Gingham

Gingham has been a mainstay in fashion since the proper ladies of the 1940’s and the sultry ladies from the 1950s. We saw Gingham in many of the big fashion house parades in 2015 and we are seeing a lot more of in 2016.

Gingham is such a versatile print and it’s now popping up on everything from bomber jackets to cocktail dresses. I am a big fan. I think it’s a modern look that can be worn by any age.

Apply the same rules as with any other prints. Start with a gingham print piece and work around it by adding neutral or block colour pieces.

There are many ways to add Gingham to your wardrobe. If wearing a gingham print dress is a bit much for you start by elevating a denim outfit with a gingham scarf.

One of my current favourite weekend looks is to wear a gingham print pant or jean with a trainer or loafer and a simple tee or knit.

If you are feeling more daring try a gingham shirt dress. This look is perfect for the office with a heel or for weekends with a trainer.

So go on, channel Jackie Kennedy and add some gingham to your wardrobe.

Renee curates a high-end fashion blog Renee’s Runway, an editorial of her obsessions and realistic obtainable options.   Renee lives in Paddington with her builder husband and their three children.  She turns 40 this year.

Renee wears: Image one and two – Fresh Jersey Shirt Knit $129.95, Shrimpy Gingham Checked Skinny Jeans $99.95, Slip on Bow sneakers $129.95 all French Connection and Embossed Crocodile Liv Cross Body bag in Watermelon $640.00 from Coach.

Image three and four –  Stripe Sweater $69.95, Gingham Scarf $49.95, Lucy Platform Brogue $139.95 all Seed and Sait Laurent Bag $770.00 from Designer Archives.