How to Style Gingham this Spring

One of Spring’s biggest up and coming trends is that of gingham. Of course gingham has been runway popular for the past few S/S seasons; however, I find it to be a particularly highlighted trend this 2017 season. I could be wrong, but I feel as if gingham is one of those patterns that you either love or hate with no in between. For myself personally, I absolutely love the print and am overjoyed to see Dorothy’s signature look returning to street wear. But, on the other hand, I can understand people’s interpretation of the pattern as a wearable table cloth. I suppose that’s the beauty of individuality within current trends. Same goes for various other patterns and prints. For instance, I find it funny that I’m a huge fan of gingham, but I wouldn’t dare be caught wearing plaid outside of the bedroom- when both patterns are so similar in style and on trend.

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For today’s outfits, Jorja and I spent the afternoon at Fort Whyte Alive to bring you this picnic inspired shoot. As I wanted to style two different gingham looks for this post, and didn’t think of where I’d be able to change at Fort Whyte, I ended up changing in the outdoor teepee they had set up. Now I have changed in a lot of very strange locations for shoots, but none quite as strange as a public teepee. Haha. Either way, our shoots always lead to an adventure and I love it.


Look #1- Gingham Picnic


 

For the first look, I was inspired by the picnic-like pattern of the ensemble, and went ahead with a themed shoot. Call me cheesy, but I really love how these photos turned out (thanks again, Jorja!). By pairing this co-ord look with a pair of nude block heels, I was able to create the perfect summer picnic ensemble. Oh! And of course I included a basket and tulips. Well, they were tulips before all of the petals decided to fall off en route to Fort Whyte..

Check out the photos below for the full look!

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Look #2- Railway Gingham


If you haven’t already noticed, I felt extra creative (Mitch would instead use the words cheesy or quirky) while writing this post, and decided to create a themed title for each look. Ie: the “Railway Gingham” and the “Picnic Gingham”. Hate me for it if you will, but I think it’s kind of cute!

So, for this “Railway Gingham” look, I paired a high neck gingham printed dress with my JORD wood watch, and the same nude mid heels that I’ve been sporting non-stop this Spring. I’ll link the details for the watch here. I have been all about high necklines this season, as they create such an elegant Victorian detail. I find them to be so feminine; yet, so strong at the same time- because girls are SUPER strong! I’ll be posting a lot more of this trendy cut, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any posts!

While at Fort Whyte Alive, Jorja and I stumbled across an old abandoned railway in the midst of the forest. Well, we couldn’t not shoot there with it’s rustically historic charm; it practically screamed the perfect photoshoot location! See for yourself below.

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