No matter where you look everyone is squaring up to spring’s picnic prints. It’s the print on everyone’s lips. Ultra modern and ultra wearable you can quite literarily, if you wish, go stylishly head-to-toe gingham style.
Designers have been looking at imaginative new ways to rework classic picnic checks and the high street is awash with checks. Time to get your check list out, gingham is back and if you haven’t already splashed out and made a purchase or two here’s some of our freshest picks.
A shirtdress is always a versatile wardrobe staple; worn over jeans for those cooler days it still gives you the option to wear alone as the summer days hot up. A big bold button down shirtdress may seem a little too traditional for your then why not take a modern approach with a flirty and fresh statement sleeve, cold shoulder, off the shoulder and add in for the perfect finishing touch a little frill. We are converted how about you?
Picnic pieces look great when paired with block colors. Big or small checks are perfect to wear with creams for spring or whites in the summer; it ensures you will have a fresh and modern take. Some designs may seem a little bold; Rosie Assoulin pulls of a checkered look with ruffled flair. Team this little red number with a pair of elegant trousers or straight leg jeans and achieve a look that not only has substance but great style.
Let your trousers do the talking. With leg lengths getting shorter as spring moves into summer why not opt for a pair of gingham ankle grazers. These are perfect to wear with a plain over-sized jumper or dress them up with a blouse or crop and lace ups.
So head to toe gingham is all too much you can always take a more conservative approach and gently slip into one of this season’s many shoes or accessories on offer. There are all sorts of shoes flaunting little and large elements of checks and if all over checks are just all too much for you why not pick up a pair of lace up sandals with an unusual twist to the ankle tie; just a hint of white and and black cotton gingham to the left foot and a black cotton tie to the right.
Just remember ……. when you are making your checked selection it’s worth bearing in mind our style note bigger, bolder checks will make you look smaller and small neat checks will make you look bigger.