Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Not Dorothy Gale's Gingham

"Babes, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore..."

Too much? Truth is, when I think of the most iconic gingham look of all time I immediately think of that pale blue dress with tiny check print that landed in Oz via a twister. But today, we're rethinking that print. We're going bigger, brighter, playing with colors, and bringing it out of dust bowl Kansas and into today's world of fashion.

Photo care of Glamour Magazine

Gingham showed up on the scene this time last year, making its way through top designer fashion shows all over the world. I talk a lot about nostalgia and our obsession with looks inspired by previous generations. My mom used to joke that "Like history, fashion repeats itself," and she was so right (yeah Mom, I said you were right). But seriously, sure, we see different interpretations as the years go but there's always that thread that leads us back.

Photo care of LIFE Magazine

So what is it about gingham that's to love? For one it's incredibly feminine and on top of that it's youthful, but more than anything it evokes a sense of Old Hollywood glamour. From Marilyn to DVF, the original style icons all wore it. But now we're making it our own with bigger prints, cool color combos and new styles. 

My styling today pairs the gingham print trend with another favorite for Spring: off the shoulder styles. I added a nude laser cut shoe to add a little subtle flare and big sparkly statement earrings to add a touch of modern to a throwback look.

Dress & Earrings: Muse Boutique
Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad
Photo Cred: Catherine Truman Photography

But what do YOU think? Yay or nay to the gingham trend? Let me know in the comments! If you love it as much as I do, make sure to check out the styles I've linked below that you can purchase for yourself! And as always, wear what you love, but LOVE who you are!

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