Gingham print has come a long way in fashion given many usually picture a giant picnic blanket when they conjure up images of gingham print. Or
But the print can be quite intimidating to those not sure if they can pull off such a bold and daring look. But rest assure, it’s easy to incorporate into your closet and easy to style! So here are some fun tips on how to rock gingham prints like a pro fashion blogger!Featured in the main photo is Gingham Print Off Shoulder Top from Love Me Trender.
Give it some edge
Gingham can be a very conservative and preppy print, so why not spice things up a bit by giving it some edge? Even if you think the print doesn’t really go with your currently style, simply making it edgier can definitely make it wearable with the rest of your closet. Tone down it’s conservative vibes by wearing it with a leather jacket for date night to toughen up the look or add some leather shorts for a cool and chic summer night look. To give it a real urban feel, add your favorite booties!
Mix it with different prints
You might not think gingham prints will work with other prints, but you’d be surprised to know that you can totally mix them! Think of it as a neutral print, similar to how you leopard print is thought of. You can easily mix and match it with different patterns like floral, stripes and more, as well as different textures without looking too bold or confused. If you want a soft pairing, add in some floral prints for a sweet and feminine look that's perfect for brunch dates with your BFFs!
Go classic with denim
If you’re barely getting your feet wet with styling gingham prints, ease into the print by pairing it with denim for a classic look. Opt for a denim jacket over a gingham-printed dress or pair that cute off-the-shoulder gingham blouse with your favorite jeans and some strappy heels a la your favorite blogger! It’s a cleaner, crisper look that can’t be beat! It’ll definitely tone done the bold print a bit without being too overwhelming and is really easy to dress up or down.
Experiment with playful shapes
If you’re not feeling the classic print, try experimenting with playful shapes that are more fun. Opt for a romper or two-piece in a gingham print for a flirty and youthful look that’s anything but boring!
Big and small gingham prints
Right now big and bold gingham prints are hot, but if you’re not feeling the bigger patterns, you can always look for pieces that sport smaller gingham prints for a subtler feel. And once you’ve mastered styling the print, go all out by mixing the tiny gingham print with the bigger one for a noteworthy look!
Since it’s a very bold print, give it a softer look by adding girly touches to the print with your accessories. Think bows, pink anything, lace undergarments and anything else you feel is girly and feminine. This will soften the look and allow your girly side to shine through! Don’t forget to compliment the look with soft makeup, too! Your go-to online clothing store will definitely carry feminine pieces that will compliment your favorite gingham piece!
Sleek and sophisticated
If you prefer sophisticated looks, you can never go wrong with gingham and black pieces! You’ll look put together by pairing gingham prints with all-black pieces like a black purse, black accessories or simple black skinny jeans.
If you’re going to rock gingham print at the office, go with sleek cigarette pants or classic trousers paired with a crisp, white button-down shirt for a professional, yet chic, look that will impress all. Top it with a neutral blazer for power meetings and then dress it up for drinks after work with some bold accessories. You’ll be able to score gingham-print bottoms at your favorite shop or online clothing store!
If you really want to turn heads with gingham prints, pair it with leopard! It’ll give you a standout look that’s classic yet fun and wild, which is perfect for a night out on the town!
Prints feel a lot easier to style when they’re all in one color, so go for a monochromatic look. Gingham prints come in just about any color, so opt for the same color when styling the rest of your outfit. So if you’re mixing gingham and floral, play with them in one simple hue for a bold, but cool look!
So now that you know how to style gingham prints, it’s time to finally buy that gingham pieces you’ve been eyeing that’s featured on you preferred online clothing store!