Giddy for Gingham

When we think of gingham, we often conjure up images of the iconic red and white checkered table clothes so commonly associated with summer barbeques.  But while gingham may be the quintessential summer fabric, its scope far exceeds summertime table linens. A refreshing departure from traditional florals, gingham has re-emerged this season in bold new hues and show-stopping silhouettes. In fact, the classic print was showcased on the runways of some of the hottest designers, including Carolina Herrera, Altuzarra, Victoria Beckham and Diane Von Furstenberg.

Top: Bloomingdales  Jeans: Gap   Shoes: Marc Fisher  Watch: Rolex  Sunglasses:  Prada  Bracelet: Aurélie Bidermann

What I love most about gingham is its versatility.  I chose to pair this cold-shoulder top in black/white gingham print with white denim and a platform wedge, but it can just as easily be worn with denim cutoffs for a more casual look or a chic pencil skirt and pump for a more sophisticated ensemble.


The unique silhouette differentiates this top from many others of its kind and adds dramatic flair to an otherwise classic print. I just love how the fabric drapes, creating the most perfect billowy sleeves.


Anyone who knows me knows how much I love a bargain and this shirt is no exception. Marked down to only $20 at Bloomingdales, it will be gone before you can say “Bloomingdeals”!


Some other gingham tops on my summer wishlist:

Left to right (top): Caroline ConstasViva AvivaMLM Label  (bottom): MillyThe Lady & The SailorScripted



18 thoughts on “Giddy for Gingham

  1. Bloomingdeal’s-oooooooh.

    If you’re like me, you luxuriate at the comfort afforded by the classic 1977 Venice Beach sun-faded,moth-munched purple T which has a silky, threadbare feel on my tummy. The quality of rarified orchid fuzz is both copious and comfy for my “inny”. As all UES moms well know, pastel lint can be easily removed be readily extracted by well manicured pinkies, and cryonically frozen in a Petrie dish for restorative creation. When all else fails, I rely on my my trusty puppy tick tweezers to remove every last, lonely particle.

    After 40 years, I have acquired quite a formidable magenta fuzz-ball to begin crocheting a trendy, recycled top. This eco-friendly T-2 fabric makes traditional cotton knock-offs feel like burlap against my tummy hole. Take the hint and savor your lint! Your naval will feel naked and newly naive, and you’ll be glad your belly button clutter has vanished. You can purchase these trendy tops at Michael Kors and Ocean State Job Lots.

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  2. In England, gingham is what all the little girls wear as school dresses, so that is always my first thought. Happy school days but not with a bardot cut of course! That top looks fab on you. Mich x


  3. It is a great look for summer, and the styling is fab. Lovely and fresh, light material with that feminine look that isn’t too girly.


  4. You look fantastic in that top – the print really suits you. I love gingham printed clothes – the print and the light material is just perfect for summer evenings


  5. What a great looking top, love it! And great shopping suggestions as well. I have to say I wasn’t a fan of gingham for such a long time, but lately I’ve started loving it.


  6. Gingham is seriously all the rage this season, whether it be a skirt, dress, or tops. This summer-style fabric can be dressed up or down, but is perfect for the warmer weather. And off-the-shoulder is also the big trend in summer! Really a cute top.


  7. I’m really loving Gingham at the moment too. I just bought a lovely top from TKMaxx. They have some really nice things in at the moment.

    Ami xxx


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