What plaid is to the fall and winter, gingham is to spring and summer. These two prints are definitely cousins in the family of patterns, but there is something about gingham that instantly reminds be of sunny days. As I continue to wait for warm weather, I can’t help coveting some gingham pieces to add to my wardrobe this spring.
Maybe this print reminds me spring and summer because I once had a gingham sundress when I was little. I don’t know if this is even true, but I feel like every baby probably had that one token gingham dress. It’s also the classic picnic tablecloth print, which just screams summer. Unless anyone is a fan of having picnics in the snow, which might sound really adorable and fun in theory, but I’m guessing the results would not be great.
Whether or not I wore this summery print as a child, gingham definitely has a retro vibe that reminds me of old beach movies. In my head I can see Sally Field as Gidget lounging on the beach in a high-waisted gingham bikini.
But just because this print has a vintage feel doesn’t mean that it can’t also look totally contemporary and fresh. Depending on the colors and the subtlety of the print, gingham can be a print that works in anyone’s wardrobe. Check out my gingham gallery to get inspired to try this print for spring!
What do you think of wearing gingham in the spring, Lovelies?