Gingham Gal

As you may have noticed, gingham is one of this summers hottest trends. I always thought gingham referred to a pattern, but it turns out gingham is actually a textile- usually cotton or linen- that is woven giving it a striped/checkered look. Meaning when you turn it inside out it still looks the same. Nowadays it has more of a checkered look and is more commonly just a pattern, but I thought that was an interesting fact I would share with you!

I've always loved gingham- it's such a classic fabric that seems to make its way into fashion every year. It gives me a 50's/60's vibe and for some reason I always think of this scene in the original Parent Trap...

Anyone else? Nope just me? Ok.

This summer it appeared in fashion in so many different ways- shirts, shorts, scarves, shoes, swimsuits and more- and honestly I don't think you can really go wrong with gingham. I paired my OTS gingham top with a leather skirt, giving this preppy fabric an edgier feel. To complete the outfit, I wore a strappy block heel that's low enough it's easy to wear (I wore them for hours at a wedding). I paired my outfit with a black cross body with a gold chain. This would be the perfect outfit for a date night or a night on the town! You could make this top more casual, tucked into high waisted shorts paired with espadrille tennis shoes. 

 So much sass in this photo.

So much sass in this photo.

 The bows on the sleeves are my favorite part of this shirt!

The bows on the sleeves are my favorite part of this shirt!

 This shirt looks cute backwards- with the buttons in the back too!

This shirt looks cute backwards- with the buttons in the back too!

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