Oh my goodness, I think we skipped spring and went straight to summer in Memphis y’all! And considering the weather won’t even think of cooling down until the end of October I’m looking at a long stretch of needing warm weather clothing. Now don’t get me wrong, I love floral just as much as the next girly girl but my favorite spring / summer print is actually gingham.
I hope you have something in gingham to wear this season!
I knew I wanted to talk more about gingham I didn’t want to just show y’all the same pieces you’ve already seen me in and I also wanted to show how gingham is something truly for everyone – luckily I have a great tribe of blogger babes in Memphis so I can share with you gingham styled differently and worn on different sizes!
When Denise and Magen agreed to show off gingham style with me I kept the guidelines pretty simple – wear something gingham. So I love how with no planning on our parts not only did we all style gingham differently and pick different colors we also picked different pieces.
I would love to buy a gingham skirt this season and I’m loving the side ruffle trend going on right now so of course I absolutely adore Magen’s look. I tend to think of gingham as being casual so I was also really excited to see her dressy twist on this print – for details on Magen’s look be sure to check her out on Instagram.
On the other end Denise made her gingham look super cool with her super stylish shades, canteen bag and skinny jeans. I also never think of green as being a color to gingham in – be sure to visit The Elle Aesthetic to find out more about Denise’s look.
For my look I wanted to be feminine but not prissy. Last time I wore this dress I wore a pearl necklace and it just screamed June Cleaver and not that I don’t mind that look for time to time but I wanted something that looked more weekend brunch with the girls than vacuuming in heels.
Since it’s such a classic print every year when the weather warms up you know it’s going to be in style. So although I do have several gingham items from affordable fast fashion brands this outfit is showing off more of a affordable splurge piece. I got this dress custom made from Memphis based Beg and Borrow last year. Between the classic print and versatile shirt dress style I love how I can dress this up or down and wear it for years.
To give the dress a casual vibe I paired with my denim jacket and glitter keds. Carrying the “it bag” of the season keeps the look current and fresh even though the bag is actually the only item I’ve purchased this year. Kendra earrings are my go to jewelry, especially when I know I’m not going to be wearing a necklace and wearing the pearl shades was a fun way tp still bring in pearls but do so in a non-prissy way. I plan on having this dress on repeat all spring and summer long so I'll have to continue to challenge myself to re-style it but that's the great thing about gingham - there's so much potential!
***This is not a sponsored post, all opinion are my own. All items show here were purchased with my own money and items linked are similar items at similar price points to what I paid***