Styling Gingham

Gingham has suddenly become the biggest hit on the high street. This is great news to me, as I don’t need to run to the nearest Zara in order to work this trend. In fact, I don’t need to walk any further than my wardrobe. I have owned this gingham midi skirt for a good few years, and during that time it has proudly kept its place in my collection. As a self-confessed monochrome addict, gingham just works for me. It adds depth and interest to my outfit without pushing me out of my comfort zone and making me wear colour. I feel like if I gave this skirt to some of my favourite bloggers, they would style it up with great colourful knits or clashing prints, but for me, it is all about keeping it simple and classy.

I chose to wear it with a strappy sandal and this long sleeve Mango top. These shoes are about as daring as my preference gets at the moment – a light grey as opposed to jet black. The top, for me, slots into the vibe of this outfit perfectly. Like the shoes, it is simple, subtle and timeless. Statement sleeves are all the rage at the moment, and I am more than happy to embrace this. However, I didn’t want anything to take away from the skirt: the slight flare is a mere nod to the trend without being too much.

This hair style is my current favourite. When styling this skirt, I decided this style would be the most suited. A midi length skirt possesses a sophistication that I think this hair style mirrors: I feel like it has real 60’s vibe to it that I think is really chic. I tied the whole look together with the cherry-on-the-cake that is my signature red lip.


Gingham skirt – Dorothy Perkins, Similar here and here

Sandals – New Look, Similar here and here

Black top – Mango, here

Bag – Mango – sold out

Sunglasses – ASOS, here

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