Wearing: Topshop Gingham Skirt (shop similar styles here, here, and here), Hermes Oran Sandals (find similar here, here, and here ), Zara Off Shoulder Top (sold out, but buy similar here), Le Specs The Last Lolita Sunglasses (alternatives here, here, and here), and a J.W. Anderson Bag
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If prints aren’t exactly your cup of tea, but you would like to give one a try, then a gingham skirt or garment is a great option to achieve a minimal or monochrome look.
If you’ve followed me for quite some time, you might know it’s no secret that I am not a print kind of person. I like my clothes devoid of any decoration and with clean surfaces, which is why you’ll also never see me wearing lace. Most prints (excepting very graphic and geometric ones) and detailed textures are the antithesis of what a minimal garment should be comprised of. However, this is not the reason why I rarely wear prints, it’s just a matter of taste.
Nevertheless, there is something about checked garments and gingham that makes it an exception. I keep seeing gingham skirts, pants, and blazers and I can’t help but loving it and wanting to wear it. The cool thing about gingham is that it’s kind of a neutral and it can be mixed and matched without being too bold. So if you, similarly to me, are not a print kind of person yet would like to wear some type of understated type, then you should give gingham a try.
How to wear a gingham skirt or garment in a way that isn’t too overwhelming or over-the-top, might you ask: Simple: keep the outfit monochromatic or in contrasting neutral hues. In my case, I’ve paired this gingham skirt with a black off shoulder top and minimal slides.
How about you, would you give gingham a try? Love it or hate the trend? Which prints do you love? Let me know in the comments below.
By the way, if you want more ideas on how to wear prints this summer when you are not a print kind of person, check out this post.