Gingham Style

The Gingham style is the biggest trend of 2017.  You can find the Gingham trend almost everywhere and on everyone.  To be honest I thought I would stay well clear from this Gingham trend.  Mainly because I just didn’t think it would suit me, because we can’t expect every trend to suit us right? But then having said that , it all depends on HOW you would style it.  This is not the first time the Gingham trend has blown the fashion scene…

In fact Gingham was born in the Southeast Asian Countries, and is actually a Malayan word “Genggang”, which actually means Striped, (now there’s is fact I never knew, did you?)

The Gingham surprisingly dates back to the 17th century (WOW) and to be honest, I think the very first time I ever laid my eyes on Gingham, was on the very pretty Dorothy Gale, from the 1939 Wizard Of Oz. Portrayed by the beautiful and talented Judy Garland.  Dorothy was all dolled up in her cute pinafore Gingham blue and white dress, not to forget those famous ruby red shoes (oooh).

Gingham can be found in small, medium and large squares for that modern look.  Gingham is not restricted to just dresses, as you’ve seen here.  It come in skirts, trousers, dresses and of course tops.  My favourite would have to be the tops and trousers, as I’m a trouser type of girl, (ooh and would love to see them in shorts, that would be sooo cute!)

This cute Gingham top from Matalan is too cute and actually has two other trends for the year factored in, ruffles checked, cold shoulder checked, monochrome checked and almost looks a bit bardot with the ruffle  placement.  On the back it is fastened with black plastic buttons to continue the monochrome look.  I love the round neck line as well as the cold shoulders and the ruffles that follow through around the breast line.  The material is light just perfect for spring and summer.  As you can see here I’ve teamed this Gingham top with a black pair of skinny Jeggings ( I never knew how much I’d come to love those!) and a pair of Chelsea black ankle boots and my Dune bag.

This top can equally be styled with a maxi skirt tucked in with sandals, boyfriend jeans and converse for a causal look or a mini skirt with classic heels.  The choices are endless, so there you have it, Gingham not just a pretty picnic blanket.

What do you think of the Gingham Trend? Let me know in the comments below : )







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