The current playful mood of fashion doesn’t stop on bold colours, eccentric clothing combinations and floral prints. Geometric prints haven’t been left behind, the forever fashionable stripes and checks are also present. Fashion’s favorite check du jour is gingham. Reminiscent of whimsical fairy tales and childhood, gingham is the choice print of designers across the board for the SS17. From doll-like dresses to grown-up pieces, this print has become appropriate from pool party to the office.
A change of seasons, unfortunately, doesn’t always come with daily sunshine. There are days when rugging up is necessary. Now you can execute an elegant look with cheerful gingham. The classic black and white check on smaller scale goes well with warm earthy tones like khaki, sand and brown. Whether colour-blocked or in solid print, gingham outerwear is a fresh alternative to the traditional black, navy and beige.
Fun to the Max
Take the same monochrome gingham and make it work in a polar opposite ensemble. Turn the fun up with the modern love for maximalism in fashion. A lively and spirited in-vogue look requires only a few ingredients: gingham, feathers, animal print, denim, quirky accessories and a dash of personality.
Rock Chick in You
The certain cloying sweetness that gingham dresses carry is easily avoidable with correct styling. Your first and easy choice – sneakers or heavy boots. Forget about heels in case of mini dresses. Get inspired by recent Coachella and create a “rock chick” look around your flirtatious gingham dress: studs, Ray-Bans and a great hat are compulsory.
Relax, Take it Easy
Some more experimenting with gingham – stripes and sequins. Why not? All evening wear is now accepted as daywear, while relaxed silhouettes are a go-to for fashion lovers this season. Tone down the drama of sparkly separates with sporty slides and a boyfriend-cut shirt. The banker stripes plus gingham and frills in one piece – your job is already complete by the designer.
by Olga Permyakova
Photo: Pratya Jankong