Is it just me or is gingham everywhere right now? I mean I know its the quintessential summer pattern and we see it year after year. But for whatever reason, this year gingham has seemed to reach a whole new level! Going beyond picnic blankets, the print has now touched everything from dresses to accessories to swimwear. Whats possibly the best news about this summer trend is its been known as a staple for years and it wont be going anywhere for years to come.

Just like a good stripe, gingham can be for everyone. You can easily make a more formal skirt or dress work for the office or happy hour with friends. Then theres the more casual tops, shorts, and scarves you can tie into your weekend errands and party plans. Bottom line, no matter the girl, no matter the occasion gingham is an easy trend to try.

I really like the idea of keeping the look as classic as possible. I thought adding overalls and cognac accessories was the recipe for a perfect picnic waiting to happen. Additionally I really wanted to add a little bit of 90s to my look since gingham gives me a sort of old school vibe. Adding a crochet choker to this smocked off the shoulder crop top (boarder line “shrinky” top) made for the perfect way to fit the pattern into my own personal style.

Top / Overalls / Shoes / Necklace / Bag