Wednesday, August 24, 2016

12 Ways to Style Gingham

We are (obviously) just crazy about gingham here at Mod Circus. It can be dressed up or down, it can look very modern or super retro, totally polished or whimsical. It's the fun cousin of plaid and it's perfectly suited for summer and fall alike. If you're still not convinced, take a look at some of the gingham looks we've styled to see for yourself what a range gingham can cover. 

Dress picnic chic in a dress inspired by a picnic blanket! The fun coral dress gives a new twist to the classic pattern you'll see at any BBQ, but we guarantee you'll be the chicest one there if you rock a lovely fitted dress like this. See the full outfit here.

Outfit details: Dress: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's, Straw tote: T.J. Maxx, Wedges: Nine West via T.J. Maxx 

Pair gingham with more gingham like in this playful retro jumper look. A gingham-trimmed top is paired with a gingham jumper, complete with a baby beehive hairstyle and baby pink lip for a super retro look. See the full post here.

Outfit Details: Top: Modcloth, Jumper: Primark, Shoes: Modcloth (similar), Lipstick: Revlon Necklace: The Limited

This midi skirt skirt may be a classic pattern, but the large scaled red gingham takes it to a new level! The deep red color is a perfect transition look into fall, too. To style it for warmer temps, try a crisp white top with some structure. See the full post here.

Outfit details: Top: Viva Aviva, Skirt: The Limited, Wedges: Seychelles, Clutch: The Limited, Sunglasses: GAP 

Bubble gingham is a fun way to spice up your gingham game. The reversed-out texture adds a whole new component to the classic pattern. This dress from eShakti lent itself perfectly to a baby beehive updo and '50s retro accessories. See the full post here.

Outfit Details: Dress: c/o eShakti, Shoes: Seychelles, Headband: Modcloth (similar), Earrings: vintage, Bracelet: vintage

Go for a super classic look in a cut that works as well today as it did in the 1950s. Matchy-matchy navy accessories help add character without taking away from the dress. See the full post here.

Outfit details: Dress: Eliza J (similarsimilarsimialrsimilar), Wedges: Seychelles, Bag: Reed for Kohl's

Oversized, artistic gingham is a fun way departure from super structured gingham. The flowy cut and tassel details make this dress perfect for a patio party. See the full post here.

Outfit Details: Dress: c/o Hello Dolly, Nude Wedges: Wet Seal, Sunglasses: H&M, Flower Crown: H&M, Lipcolor: Arkansassy Lips, Earrings: Francesca's

Mix a structured gingham with fun accessories full of texture, pattern and color to spice it up. These leopard wedges and bag adorned with pom poms help give the style a modern whimsical look. See the full post here.

Outfit details: Dress: Modcloth, Wedges: Nine West, Bag: T.J. Maxx (also love this onethis one and this one) Sunglasses: Quay (similar), Bag Charm

Take your gingham all the way to the floor with a garden party maxi dress look. This fun dress is complete with off-the-shoulder ruffles. It obviously needed to be paired with a gingham purse, because you can never have enough gingham, haven't you learned anything? See the full post here

Outfit Details: Dress: SheIn, Sandals: Target, Purse: TJ Maxx, Sunglasses: H&M, Hat: from a small shop in Florida (similar)

Mix gingham with another bold pattern for an unexpected look. This fun orange top is a great balance both in color and shape (round vs structured). Top it off with a blazer to make yourself a summer suit! See the full post here.

Outfit details: Gingham shorts: Ann Taylor, Shirt: J.Crew Factory (also love this one), Blazer: Modcloth, Clutch: Stitch Fix, Wedges: Nine West, Sunglasses: ASOS

Make gingham super feminine with pastel colors like this pink midi skirt. Pair it with a flow top with ruffles or lace (or both!) and be sure to accent with lots of pink for a sweet summertime look. See the full outfit here.

Outfit Details: Skirt: Modcloth, Top: H&M (similar), Earrings: Vintage, Shoes: Amazon, Purse: Target (similar)

Take your picnic look to the next level with ants on your pants (or skirt!). We always say you should never be afraid to dress for a theme, and this ensemble is absolutely picnic perfect.

Outfit details: Skirt: Party Skirts, Blouse: Charter Club, Wedges: Nine West (also love these), Bag: T.J. Maxx (similar)

Instead of using a pop of color for an accent, try a pop of gingham! Here, it's inset as a bib detail and featured on a bag. It makes for a fun and playful look without being full-on patterned.

Outfit Details: Top: Modcloth (similar), Skirt: Urban Outfitters, Wedges: Forever 21, Purse: TJ Maxx, Sunglasses: H&M (similar toned-down version)

What's your favorite way to style gingham?

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