The most effective way to check the box on breezy seasonal style is with the pattern of the summer—gingham. The classic print stormed the Spring 2015 runways last September, with designers fully embracing its sweet and sexy charms.
It has since become a celebrity favourite, with starlets showing the many sides of the grid—and, as it turns out, gingham is not just a one-trick pony.
Vanessa Hudgens embodied the classic, ladylike allure of the black-and-white print in a full-skirted Dolce & Gabbana dress that nodded to a vintage flair.
Likewise, Lizzy Caplan wore a Lela Rose frock that featured the timeless pattern in a feminine silhouette contrasted with an on-trend high-low hemline.
Meanwhile, I loved seeing Amal Clooney step outside of the girly gingham tradition in a Tome sleeveless trench coat with an exploded checquered pattern, which she paired with distressed denim and shoe boots for the ultimate in edgy, elegant allure.
Adorably flaunting gingham’s inherent playfulness, Emmy Rossum dressed in a girlish Aqua frock that she sophisticatedly paired with raffia Paul Andrew pumps.
Oozing with an aura of retro refinement, Freida Pinto impressed in a green micro-gingham Michael Kors dress that was a like a breath of fresh air, offering an ultra-chic new lease on life for the pattern.
Anne Hathaway returned to tradition in an all-American, sporty-glam Michael Kors printed skirt and crop top for her recent outing.
Do these many renditions of the almighty gingham have you convinced?
Dolce & Gabbana Vichy Gingham Dress – MatchesFashion.com
Topshop Cropped Gingham Bardot Top – Topshop US and Topshop.com
Tome Sleeveless Trench Coat – Avenue32.com
Dolce & Gabbana Gingham Brocade T-Bar Pumps – Net-A-Porter.com