Gingham is a massive trend that is sure to carry over straight into autumn so it’s a good idea to invest in a few statement items now. We show you how to pull off this look.

how to wear gingham

With the renewed popularity of the grunge look, gingham has been given a new edge, revamped to complement winter’s texture obsession. Here’s how to wear it right:

Blazers

Gingham blazers look great when teamed with denims and a T-shirt. You can pull off a gingham blazer in any colour, as long as it is has a good cut. Instead of buying a loose-fitting blazer, which will add weight to your figure, opt for something well-tailored that complements your shape. Team it with skinny denims or a high-waisted skirt and nude or black heels.

Skirts

Unless you want to look like you’re headed to a cheerleading tournament, steer clear of A-line pleated gingham skirts. Rather opt for high-waisted pencil skirts, which you can team with a black top and belt for a chic understated look.

Shirts

Make sure your gingham shirt is well tailored. It needs to fit well and if the hem falls below your waistline (which can only pulled off with skinny jeans) cinch in the look with a skinny belt for a more well-constructed look.

Dresses

This flattering piece is definitely set to be the It-dress come autumn. Ensure that the cut is sophisticated and form-fitting. Various designers have showcased their version of the gingham dress, which all had one thing in common: it was cropped, or belted at the waist.

Bags and shoes

If you’re reluctant to invest in gingham pieces, try accessories instead. Classic scarves work well with simple outfits. Avoid accessorizing with gingham when you’re already wearing the print or you’ll risk going completely OTT.

5 tips to wearing gingham

Bold fabrics need to be worn wisely because the look can easily go so very wrong.

1. Don’t go top-to-toe. The number one rule is: less is more. Wearing only one piece at a time, whether it’s a full-on blazer or just a pair of shoes, is enough to make a statement.

2. Large gingham prints add volume, which you can pull off if you’re skinny and tall. If you’re pear- or apple-shaped, rather opt for fabric with a smaller and finer cross-hatched print.

2. When in doubt, opt for a standard black and white print.

3. Because gingham can add more volume to your shape, opt for items that are form-fitting.

5. Invest in gingham accessories, like a bold bag or scarf for an instant wardrobe update.

Will you be wearing this trend? Leave a comment in the box below.

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