Plaid might rule the fall runways, but gingham is the king for the spring season. These petite checks are more town than country, despite their cli·chéd picnic theme association. Gingham is as cool and confident as it is sweet and retro and is super easy to dress up or down thanks to its simple and timeless weave. We have shortlisted our favorite pieces and some tips on getting the cheerful checkered pattern right.
Zara Shorts (Rs. 2890):
Zara brings you a fresh iteration on the classic, preppy print. Mix it in with a denim a shirt and boyish brogues for a modern take on the trend.
Mango Top (Rs. 2290):
Add drama to this gauzy gingham top by contrasting it with a pair of floral pants. Finish off the look with some polished flair with a sleek watch and black tote.
Forever 21 Shirt (Rs. 700 approx):
A knotted button down lends a cool-girl touch to a gingham button-down. Pair it with a voluminous A-line skirt, bright pumps, and a swipe of red lipstick to complete the feminine vibe.
Scarf (Rs. 175; Freecultr.com):
This adorable scarf in an unexpected chirpy yellow is the perfect summer accessory. Team it with a white tee and boyfriend jeans and some cool heels.
Nineteen Dress (Rs. 604; Myntra.com):
The most lovely of ways to go gingham. Balance this sweet checkered dress with sporty add ons like converse sneakers - preppy and way more comfortable than pumps.
Bag (Rs. 1295; Fashionara.com):
This white bag with a hint of print will lend the freshest and preppiest tilt to whatever you have on.