March 18, 2012


I've been on a big gingham kick ever since I spotted Miu Miu's fun gingham slingbacks. Gingham is a good way to cut your basics with a little color and pattern without going overboard and it looks great (if not better) on guys and girls alike. 
Miu Miu bow slingbacks
His and hers coordinating gingham shoes? I think yes!
Hadleigh's tassel loafers

 How's this for high drama, a bedroom draped in gingham.
Hervé  Pierre's New York bedroom
 Gingham looks great with white, either on top or on the bottom and J. Crew and Ralph Lauren always have separates in various gingham hues.
J. Crew shorts

Ralph Lauren 
 Tory Burch also has some good offerings. From last years gingham sneakers to this springs deconstructed gingham cuffs.
Tory Burch

Tory Burch
 Marc Jacobs elevates the print to anything but boring basics with sophisticated draping and fabrics like silk and taffeta.
Marc Jacobs
 When it comes to interiors gingham can look a little to "country chic". We once had kitchen stools with blue gingham cushions and I HATED them, but done right this look can prove to be sophisticated. Jeffery Bilhuber really stands out for his gingham clad rooms. 
Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Jeffrey Bilhuber
 Gingham doesn't have to be all white. This ASOS frock is a nice counterpart in shades of orange and gold. Other colors that work well are turquoise and teal and berry and lavender.
ASOS dress
Marc Jacobs via Glamour mag

Gingham is a tried and true fashion staple that always looks good. Who else to prove this point than Jackie Kennedy, a loyal gingham wearer.

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