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Spring 2015 Trend #4: Glamorous in Gingham

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Elle has already called gingham THE print of spring 2015.  If you liked my blog, “How to Wear Plaid Like a Grown-Up” from this past fall, then this is the trend for you! Similar to how it can be difficult to find a plaid flannel shirt that isn’t just for teenagers, gingham print needs to be worn in just the right way to keep the look sophisticated and chic. Here is how to do gingham without looking like Dorothy from Wizard of Oz.

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1. The Conservative Work Outfit

While gingham may be a traditionally younger looking print, nothing about this look is immature. Your Theory power suit will look amazing when paired with this structured DVF blouse. Studded pumps may not be appropriate for the office, but I love the edgy addition for drinks after work. If you want to go bold, try a gingham blazer. This pink version was to die for on Altuzarra’s runway! The jacket is such a great statement piece that all you need is a basic black tank and your black pants.ginghampic3


Diane von Furstenberg Mallorie Gingham-Check Top, $268

Alexis Bittar Miss Havisham Orbit Wire Earrings, $125

Theory Custom Gabe Jacket in Edition, $425

Theory Testra Pants in Edition, $265

Saint Laurent Paris Studded Leather Pumps, $995

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Altuzarra Fenice Gingham Cotton Jacket, $1,749

Stella & Dot Isla Drops, $29

Reiss Camellia Jersey Cami Top, $35

Theory Testra Pants in Edition, $265

3.1 Phillip Lim Coral Leather Devon D’Orsay Flats, $350

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2. The Coffee with a Client Outfit

This outfit should be a little more casual, yet still polished and put-together. When wearing a preppy print such as gingham, keep the rest of your pieces simple and sophisticated. This pencil skirt paired with a t-shirt and a bold necklace is very Parisian chic. A pair of cropped pants with a flowy silk shirt is always a classic look as well.

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Splendid Scoop Neck T-Shirt, $48

Altuzarra Balthazar Gingham Stretch-Cotton Pencil Skirt, $750

Lola Rose Aubree Necklace, $114

Jimmy Choo Attila Elaphe Point-Toe Flats $795

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J.Crew Classic Silk Blouse, $110

Kasun Vampire Skull Stud Earrings, $169

Diane von Furstenberg Genesis Gingham Pants, $425

Monserat De Lucca Saffiano Docente Small Tote, $215

Nicholas Kirkwood Textured-Leather Point-Toe Flats, $395

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3. The Weekend Warrior Outfit

Ok, now you can have a little more fun. However, keep it simple and sophisticated, especially if you are over 35!

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Steffan Schrat Glam Summer Knit Pullover, $255

Himatsingka Flat Gold Flower Studs, $385

Mango Gingham Check Bermuda Shorts, $50

Kate Spade Saturday Freeform Bucket Crossbody Bag, $130

Loeffler Randal Petra Sandal, $195

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Uniqlo Oxford Check Long Sleeve Shirt, $29.90

Stella & Dot Dorothy Pearl Studs, $24

J Brand Ryan Mid-Rise Stacked Skinny Jeans, $175

Faliero Sarti Morgan Scarf, $303.96

Charles David Vella Flat Sandal, $69

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