6 Styles that 100% Prove Gingham’s Cool Again.
Gingham and cool. It’s a bit like Noel Fielding and The Great British Bake Off. Two things you didn’t really think would ever go together, and then – BAM! – you’re forced to question everything you once knew. But while the jury’s still out on whether a forty-something emo, who doesn’t look like he’s had a proper meal since the mid-nineties, will be able to present a quintessentially British cooking show, gingham – on the other hand – is a done deal.
For the first time in years, the two-tone plaid pattern’s cool again! Don’t believe us? Check out (com’on, you knew it was coming) the following six styles and get ready to eat your hat… or at least, wait to watch Noel do it in what will no doubt be the show’s new opening number.
Gingham Tie Back Playsuit
A no-brainer for festival season, this gingham tie-back playsuit will be a quick-win come those hazy mornings, when you’ll struggle to navigate you’re way out of the tent, let alone coordinate an outfit. Top it off with a straw fedora (cos you definitely won’t have washed your hair… plus your mate will have run off with the dry shampoo), and let the eye-catching tie-back detail do its thaaang.
Gingham Mesh Top
When it comes to SS17, the only thing giving gingham a run for its money… is pink. Lucky for you, this grid-patterned mesh top brings the two together to great effect. In a 90s approved fit, puckered hemlines provide that all important attention to detail. Try it layered under your fave slip dress (gingham on gingham…? We like the way you think!), or let it take centre stage with hero denim.
Gingham Open Back Dress
As you know, this season’s all about those unlikely trend clashes. Florals and slogans, graphics and prints, Fielding and Bake-off… you get the idea. So just imagine how effective this cowgirl-cool gingham dress would look with a nineties edge. Layer it over a drop-shoulder BF Tee, and look to skater-style vans with a pair of so-now mesh socks to finish. Grungham? Yeah, it sounded better in our head…
Gingham Bralet and Skirt Co-ord
The fastest way to make a new season style statement? That would be our top and bottom co-ord combos! …and this navy and white gingham pairing ticks every box (let’s be fair… that’s only our second gingham-related pun). Ruffle detail to the shoulders provide a so-now touch, while the tie-back feature’s sure to steal all the stares.
Gingham Crop Bardot Top
Other than the old-school white and yellow plaid pattern, this gingham bardot crop top is 100% new season. Sitting off-the-shoulder, tie-sleeves provide an SS17 style-stamp while the cropped cut’s a tan-maxing win for holiday. Play up the prairie styling with distressed denim and a pair of buckled ankle boots. Straw of barley in the mouth, optional.
Gingham Peplum Cami
Seriously, just try and tell us you’d rather this peplum cami was in some boring block-colour style. Yeah, our point exactly. The retro-print works a treat with pinafore straps, while the frilly hemline’s at its best when worn over this season’s high-waisted trouser.
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