How to wear the trend: one gingham dress, six outfit ideas
How to wear the trend:
one gingham dress, six outfit ideas
“Fashion is what you buy, style is what you do with it.” There’s never been a truer word spoken when it comes to fashion. While trends are the perfect way to get a feel for the season’s mood, each runway-led craze is only as good as how it’s styled. Style it well, and it will be relevant year after year. Take the gingham dress - a key 2018 fashion trend. A chic style that can be worn infinite ways. Here are six contemporary outfit ideas that promise to turn heads in this single style.
1/ Sixties Revival
When it comes to styling this summer’s mood for gingham, take your ques from the coolest retro icons from the Sixties - think Mary Quant, Twiggy and Julie Christi. How to wear this Sixties inflection in the day in 2018? The key accessories to think about are chunky monochrome jewelry, heeled black boots and (our personal favorite) the Baker Boy cap. These little touches promise to bring a toughened edge to it’s feminine ruffled vibe.
2/ Playful Layering
Cool, fun and undoubtedly memorable. This gingham dress has it all. But come festival season, it’s time to have even more fun with your fashion choices. And this little number is the perfect base layer to up the ante on the playful touches – think vibrant shaggy cardigans, statement-making belts and cool slouchy knits to layer on when the sun starts to set.
3/ Chic + Understated
Less is more. Three simple words that make for totally impactful style. And it’s probably part of your mantra if, like us, you’re more of a minimalist. What to wear for a brunch date come high summer? Pair this chic sundress with classic flat sandals and a cute wicker bag. While for a warm-weather day at the office, this little number would be perfect styled with Gucci-inspired loafers and understated silver-toned jewelry. Less really is more.
4/ Just Add Tailoring
You want your investment pieces not to be confined to a season – and this monochrome style certainly doesn’t need to be a strictly-high-summer silhouette. To make this summery dress work in the winter too, just consider a couple of key pieces – tailoring and tights. A crisply cut blazer layered over this dress and a pair of black tights will make this look transition seamlessly from a summer brunch to high-flying office attire.
5/ For After-Hours
Heading out for cocktail hour this Friday? This gingham dress ticks all the right boxes for the ultimate party look comes girl’s night. All that’s needed are a couple of cool, fun-loving accessory choices. First and foremost, don’t be afraid of color-pop accents. After all, a monochrome style calls out for their contemporary, carefree vibes. We’ve fallen hard for 2018’s love of canary-yellow – so a pair of killer yellow heels and a matching sunshine-hue clutch is totally our bag.
6/ Daytime Dreamin’
Okay, so think of yourself as the coolest reimagining of a picnic blanket – now hear us out. This retro print was the hottest thing to come from the SS18 runways. And once you pair the pattern of the season with a chic form and sculptural ruffles, you get all the makings of a new-season style staple. When it comes to summer daytime outfit ideas, we recommend investing in some mid-heel sandals – wedged would be perfect – and a floppy summer hat to finish the look.