I am seriously SO obsessed with gingham, the print just screams “Spring”, “Summer”, “Cartwheels” and “Picnics”. I’ve been told that gingham has been cursed as the “tablecloth fabric” which I totally get because it obviously is reminiscent of picnic tables but I mean, what’s not to love about cartwheels and picnics? I am particularly fond of navy or pink gingham and luckily, it seems to be everywhere this spring. Last spring I invested in a pair of Kate Spade gingham jeans, they’re sort of crazy, but a total wardrobe staple for Spring. I’d say they have quickly paid off for themselves.
I don’t normally consider myself ultra preppy (or ultra anything for that matter) but this print inspires daydreams of summers in the Hamptons and boys with cute gingham bow ties (Chuck Bass, hello), swoon. Apparently, in Indonesia the pattern symbolizes the struggle and constant battle between good and evil (contrasting colors) and in Japan it has been used spiritually to wrap around statues when a child had died (interesting right?)! I personally think I first fell in love with the print when I saw old photos of fashion icon and total bombshell Brigitte Bardot in the print. Isn’t she just fabulous?
I have a long wishlist filled with all things gingham, a gingham bikini, gingham sneakers to prance around in and of course a gingham bag is perfect to accessorize any sundress in the summer. Is gingham on gingham on gingham too much gingham?! Don’t answer that.
P.S. I went on a Grab A Date with my Best Friend Nicole for her sorority on Friday. It was mini golfing and we tried to dress like country club Barbies. I’m always really into themed outfits and there were mimosas involved so I’d say it was a good time.