Summer Fabric Trend: Gingham

Gingham has been popping up everywhere for Summer 2017. The checked fabric, once famously paired with Dorothy’s ruby red slippers, has now become a wardrobe staple for warmer weather. Seen in various colorways, both on runways and on the racks of your local Zara, gingham can be styled in a multitude of ways. If you love a fun pattern play, try pairing gingham pieces with bold florals. If edgy-chic is more your style, a gingham skirt paired with a vintage band tee will do the trick. And for those of us who aren’t too sure about embracing the trend head on, try dipping your toes into the water by adding smaller accents of gingham; this trend can be found on everything from hats to shoes!

While the pattern may be seen more in casual day wear, there are many ways to incorporate this trend into your professional wardrobe. A gingham blazer is the perfect statement piece to jazz up basic trousers, and gingham button downs pair perfectly with a variety of suit styles and colors. Keep in mind that gingham is not just black and white (literally and figuratively!). You can find this pattern in a myriad of colors -such as light blue, hot pink, or tangerine- and it can also vary in size, from micro gingham to bold checks. It works as a great accent pattern as well: try the trend with gingham ties or pocket squares to add a little pop of fun!

Check out some of these style inspirations on how you can wear gingham this summer:

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Bright and Bold: A Barbie pink suit pairs so well with navy gingham. We love how the accent comes from her shirt and her mules! Photo: Style Du Monde


Here, Sabile M. Pro of Mens Style Pro shows us how to wear a gingham blazer as an accent piece for days spent at the office. We love his use of different colors and textures! Photo: Austin Horton/Mens Style Pro


A gingham blazer and shorts set is perfect for the hotter summer days. Button downs with fun prints and graphics are a great way to bring in color to an otherwise monochrome ensemble. Photo: Pinterest


A full tangerine gingham suit may be too bold for a lot of us, but accents of this colored print are great for the summer and give a fresh new take on how to wear the classic print. Its unexpected and pairs really well with denim, which is great for more casual events. Photo: Pinterest

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An all neutral look is a great starting point to add fun colors and prints. A bright blue gingham top makes a statement against the neutral and gold accents, plus we love how this look incorporates a colorful printed neck scarf! Photo: Pinterest


Incorporating a gingham pocket square into a classic suit adds a pop of color and some texture as well! Photo: Pinterest

Stand out from your coworkers and embrace the gingham trend for June! Style should be what you want it to be, and The Tailory New York is here to customize the wardrobe of your dreams. Ask us about our many fabric and design choices when you book an appointment!

How will you wear gingham this June? Let us know in the comments!


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